MLA stands for Member of the Legislative Assembly. It is a term related to Governmental, Useful Terms and Definitions which we use in daily life but we do not know their full name, Here’s a list of important abbreviations that you should know.
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What is full form of MLA?
The full form of MLA is the Member of the Legislative Assembly. A Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district (constituency) to the legislature of the state government in the Indian system of government. From each constituency, the people elect a representative who later becomes a member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA).
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As of January 2020, 6 of the 28 states have a State Legislative Council. These are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh. The last state to have a council is Telangana.
In total, there are 4,121 seats in the legislative assembly in the states and territories of the Union of India.
The largest state, Uttar Pradesh, has 404 members in its Assembly. States that have small populations and are small in size have a provision for even fewer members in the Legislative Assembly. Puducherry has 33 members. Mizoram and Goa have only 40 members each.
In India, the lower or sole chamber of each constituent state legislature is called the State Legislative Assembly. The upper house in the six states with a bicameral legislature is called the State Legislative Council, or Vidhan Parishad. The members of the former are called MLAs and those of the latter are called MLCs.