Legislative Assembly

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(In the Old Hyderabad State. the first elected body, i.e., the Hyderabad Legislative Assembly came into being on 1st March, 1952. In November, 1956 the former Hyderabad State was trifurcated and the elected members from Telangana, Marathwada and Karnataka regions of the Hyderabad State joined the elected Legislatures of Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra and Karnataka States respectively on 1st November, 1956. The Telugu speaking districts of the former Hyderabad state were added to the Andhra State and the State was renamed as Andhra Pradesh.)

The State of Andhra established purely on linguistic basis, comprising the Telugu speaking areas of the erstwhile Madras State, was officially formed at Kurnool on 1st October, 1953. According to the Andhra Pradesh Act, 1953 Unicameral Legislature was set up.

In the Old Hyderabad State. the first elected body, i.e., the Hyderabad Legislative Assembly came into being on 1st March, 1952. In November, 1956 the former Hyderabad State was trifurcated and the elected members from Telangana, Marathwada and Karnataka regions of the Hyderabad State joined the elected Legislatures of Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra and Karnataka States respectively on 1st November, 1956. The Telugu speaking districts of the former Hyderabad state were added to the Andhra State and the State was renamed as Andhra Pradesh.

From 1956 to 1958 the Andhra Pradesh Legislature was Unicameral and from 1958 when the Council was formed, it became bicameral and continued till 1st June, 1985 when the Legislative Council was abolished. Since then the Andhra Pradesh Legislature has become once again Unicameral.

At present the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh consists of 295 Members including one Member nominated from Anglo-Indian Community.

The sitting timings of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly ordinarily commences at 9 A.M. and concludes at 2:00 P.M. unless the Hon'ble Speaker otherwise directs and if necessary, the House meets in the evening also.