Andhra Pradesh Legilative Council
The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council was first constituted on 1st July, 1958 with 90 Members and was inaugurated by the then President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad at 4.30 P.M. on 7th July, 1958, in the Jubilee Hall, Public Gardens, Hyderabad.
Sri Gottipati Brahmayya was appointed as the temporary Chaiman.
Sri Madapati Hanumantha Rao was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Council on the 7th July, 1958.
Sri G. Subba Raju was unanimously elected as the Dy. Chairman of the Council on the 8th July, 1958.
Sri Bhim Sen Sachar, the then Governor of Andhra Pradesh addressed both the House of Legislature, at 4.00 p.m. on the 9th August, 1958 in the Jubilee Hall, Hyderabad.
The Legislative Council was abolished on 31st May, 1958. Subsequently attempts were made to revive the Council. On 22nd January, 1990 the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly passed a resolution for the revival of the Council. The Rajya Sabha passed the Bill No. XXIc reviving the State Legislative Council of Andhra Pradesh on 28th May, 1990 and sent it to the Lok Sabha but could not considered by the Lok Sabha. Again on 8th July, 2004 the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly adopted another resolution for the revival of the Legislative Council. Consequently the Andhra Pradesh Council Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on 16th December, 2004 and sent to the Parliamentary Standing Committee. The Bill was passed in Lok Sabha on 15th December, 2005, in Rajya Saba on 20th December, 2005 and received Presidential Assent on 10th January, 2006.
The newly revived council was constituted on 30th March, 2007. It was inaugurated by Sri Rameshwar Thakur, Governor of Andhra Pradesh on 2nd April, 2007, and he addressed both the Houses on 3rd April, 2007. The A.P. Legislative Council constituted with 90 Members in 2007. Out of them 31 Members are elected by the Members of the Legislative Assembly, 31 Members are from the Local Bodies, 8 Members are elected from the Graduates Constituencies, 8 Members are elected by the voters of the Teachers Constituencies and the remaining 12 Members are nominated by the Governor.
The first session of the reconstituted Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council was held from 2nd to 10th April, 2007 and Dr. Appanaboina Chakrapani was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Council on 3rd April, 2007. Sri Mohd. Jani was unanimously elected as the Deputy Chairman of the Council on 24th July, 2007.
As a result of Bifurcation of the State of Andhra Pradesh on 02.06.2014, the Legislative Council of Andhra Pradesh was also bifurcated. Out the total strength of 90 Members of APLC, 40 Seats are allocated to Telangana Legislative Council. The remaining 50 Seats continued in APLC.