Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly

          The creation of Chhattisgarh on November 01, 2000 fulfilled the demand for Separate Statehood that was originally raised in 1925 and subsequently rejected in the post independence era by the State Reorganization Commission Setup in 1954. The "Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act 2000" was eventually passed by both houses of Parliament and approved by the President of India on August 25,2000. This paved the way for the creation of the 26th  state of India on November 01, 2000.

        The creation of the new state of Chhattisgarh has succeeded in granting a sense of identity to its people and has provided them with the unique opportunity to chart their own destiny. 

          Chhattisgarh has been carved out of the sixteen south-eastern districts of undivided Madhya Pradesh and with this the 90 members Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly also came into existence from 1st  November, 2000.

        The 1st  session of the newly constituted C.G.L.A. was held at Jashpur hall of Rajkumar College, in Raipur(Chhattisgarh) from 14th  December, 2000 to 19th  December, 2000. Thereafter the assembly was shifted to the newly constructed building situated at Vidhan Nagar, near village Baroda on Raipur-Balodabazar Road . The 2nd session of First Chhattisgarh Assembly commenced in February-April, 2001 held for 53 days, 3rd session in July-August, 2001 for 12 days, 4th  session in November-December, 2001 for 25 days, 5th session in February-March, 2002 for 38 days, 6th session in September, 2002 for 09 days, 7th  session in February-March, 2003 for 40 days and 8th  session in July, 2003 for 03 days.

        The 1st session of the Second Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly was held in December 2003 for 03 days, 2nd  session in February 2004 for 09 days and the 3rd  session in May-June 2004 for 33 days, 4th  Session in Nov.-Dec. 2004 for 11 days, 5th  Session in Feb.-March 2005 for 32 days, 6th  Session in July 2005 for 12 days, 7th  Session in Dec. 2005 for 9 days, 8th  Session in Feb.-March, 2006 for 46 days, 9th  Session in July-Aug. 2006 for 11 days, 10th  session in November 2006 for 4 days, 11th  session in February-March 2007 for 27 days, 12th  Session in July-2007 for 10 days, 13th  Session in Nov-Dec 2007 for 07 days and 14th  Session in Feb-March 2008 for 21 days.

                    Present Assembly ie., the Third Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly was constituted on 11th December 2008.   The 1st session of the Third Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly was held from 5th January to 20th February 2009 for 15 days, 2nd  session from 20th July to 30th July 2009 for 08 days, 3rd  session from 11th January to 26th March 2010 for 25 days, 4th  Session from 26th July to 03 August 2010 for 07 days, 5th  Session from 06th December to 09th December 2010 for 04 days, 6th  Session from 17th  February to 31st  March 2011 for 27 days, 7th  Session from 29th  August to 09th  September 2011 for 06 days, 8th  Session from 15th December to 23rd  December 2011 for 07 days, 9th  Session  from 12th March 2012 to 13th April 2012 for 20 days, 10th Session  from 12th July 2012 to 19th July 2012 for 06 days, 11th Session from 11th to 21st December 2012 for 07 days and the forthcoming 12th Session is scheduled from 18th February 2013 to 22nd March 2013 for 25 days.

          The new Assembly premises is spread approx in 19 acres of land with a separate residential premises of about 11 acres. All the areas put together possessed by the assembly is nearly 50 acres. New Legislative Assembly building can broadly be divided into three sectors. Sector-"A" comprising mainly the House, Office chambers of Hon'ble Speaker, Chief Minister, Deputy Speaker, Leader of Opposition, Principal Secretary, the Committee Rooms and some of the sections of the Assembly Secretariat.  

          Sector-"B" mainly comprises of basic amenities & facilities provided to Hon'ble members and it has the Party offices, Bank, Post office, Hospital, Library, Main Committee Room and office chambers of some of the senior Ministers & some sections of the Assembly secretariat. Sector-"C" mainly comprises of Minister's Chambers, Canteen, Railway Reservation Counter, Guest house etc., Parking is also nearby. 

           A 02 tone weighing about 11 feet high Bronze Statue of the Father of the Nation in a Sitting/Padmasana, pose is installed on the left of the main entrance of the Assembly. This Statue was unveiled by the then Hon'ble Speaker, 13th  Loksabha  Shri Manohar Joshi on 21st  September, 2002.  

          Similarly, a 03 tone weighing about 12 feet high Ashoka Stambha is also installed right in front of the main entrance of the Assembly building, which was unveiled by Hon'ble Deputy Speaker, 13th  Lok Sabha Shri P.M. Sayeed on 14th  December, 2002.

          A Central Hall has been constructed in the premises of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly for Ex-Members of the Assembly. This Central Hall was inaugurated by  HE the then President of India Smt. Pratibha Patil on 24th June, 2011.

          An auditorium of a sitting capacity of approx 400 is also constructed on the right side of the main entrance of the Assembly and it has been constructed with its roof in the shape of the map of Chhattisgarh State .

Dignitaries visited are Hon'ble Ex-Speaker, Lok Sabha Dr. Balram Jakhad, Shri Shivraj Patil, Shri Manohar Joshi on 21 September, 2002 and Hon'ble Ex-Dy. Speaker, Lok Sabha Shri P.M. Sayeed on 14th  December, 2002, Hon'bel Ex-Minister, Rail Shri Nitish Kumar on 15 December, 2002, Hon'ble Ex-Dy.Prime Minister      Shri Lalkrishna Advani, Hon'ble Ex-Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh Shri Sunderlal Patwa.

His Excellency the then President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Visited Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly on 28th  January, 2004 and addressed the members of the Assembly.

His Excellency Vice-President of India Shri Bhairo Singh Shekhawat visited Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly on 26th  October, 2005 .

Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly has Organised All India Presiding Officers' & Secretaries Conference at Raipur , in 2005 and 4th India and Asia Region CPA Conference at Raipur in year 2010.

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Bhartiya Janta Party



Indian National Congress



Bahujan Samaj Party