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Goa Legislative Assembly
8th Legislative Assembly of Goa
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
5 years
FoundedJanuary 9, 1964 (1964-01-09)
Ramesh Tawadkar, BJP
since 29 March 2022
Deputy Speaker
Vacant, BJP
since 9 April 2022
Leader of the House
(Chief Minister)
Pramod Sawant, BJP
since 19 March 2019
Leader of the Opposition
Michael Lobo, INC
since 31 March 2022
Goa Legislative Assembly Parties 2022
Political groups
Government (25)
NDA (25)[1]
  •   BJP (20)
  •   MGP (2)
  •   IND (3)

Opposition (12)
UPA (12)

Others (3)

First past the post
Last election
14 February 2022
Next election
Meeting place
India Goa Assembly.jpg
Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex, Porvorim, Bardez, Goa, India
Goa Legislative Assembly

The Goa Legislative Assembly is the unicameral legislature of the state of Goa in India. The Assembly meets at the Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex in Porvorim, Bardez. The Eighth Goa Legislative Assembly consists of 40 members. The assembly is in charge of the budget, the Assembly appropriates money for social programs, agricultural development, infrastructure development, etc. It is also responsible for proposing and levying taxes.


Following the end of Portuguese rule in 1961, Goa was placed under military administration headed by Lieutenant General Kunhiraman Palat Candeth as Lieutenant-Governor. On 8 June 1962, military rule was replaced by civilian government when the Lieutenant-Governor nominated an informal Consultative Council of 29 nominated members to assist him in the administration of the territory. The first Council met on 24 September 1962 in a meeting open to the public.

The Assembly first convened on 9 January 1964 in the Secretariat building (Adil Shah's Palace).[2] Hence, 9 January is marked as "Legislator's Day" every year in Goa.[3][4] In 1987, Goa became an Indian state and the number of seats in the Assembly was increased to 40.

The Assembly meets at the Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex in Porvorim, Bardez. The construction of the building began on 22 January 1994, and was completed on 5 March 2000.


{{#section:Eighth Goa Legislative Assembly|Composition of Eighth Goa Legislative Assembly}}

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

{{#section:Eighth Goa Legislative Assembly|Members of Legislative Assembly}}

List of speakers[edit]

Assembly Name Party Tenure
Term start Term end
Pandurang Purushottam Shirodkar MGP 10 January 1964 11 April 1967
Gopal Apa Kamat MGP 13 April 1967 23 March 1972
Narayan Fugro IND 21 January 1980 22 March 1984
Froilano Machado INC 5 April 1984 20 January 1985
Dayanand Narvekar INC 21 January 1985 16 September 1989
Luis Proto Barbosa INC 22 January 1990 14 April 1990
Surendra Sirsat MGP 26 April 1990 4 April 1991
Sheikh Hassan Haroon INC 26 July 1991 15 January 1995
Tomazinho Cardozo INC 16 January 1995 14 June 1999
Pratapsingh Rane INC 15 June 1999 11 June 2002
Vishwas Satarkar BJP 12 June 2002 28 February 2005
Francisco Sardinha
INC 28 February 2005 8 July 2005
Francisco Sardinha INC 8 July 2005 11 June 2007
5th Pratapsingh Rane INC 15 June 2007 6 March 2012
6th Rajendra Arlekar BJP 16 March 2012 1 October 2015
Anant Shet BJP 12 January 2016 11 March 2017
7th Pramod Sawant BJP 22 March 2017 19 March 2019
Rajesh Patnekar BJP 19 March 2019 10 March 2022
8th Ramesh Tawadkar BJP 29 March 2022


  1. "BJP wins Goa, gets support of MGP and 3 Independents". Hindustan Times. 10 March 2022. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  2. "Infrastructure - Goa Legislative Assembly". Goavidhansabha.gov.in. Archived from the original on 16 October 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  3. "Legislators' day sees voices raised against agriculture bill". Goanconnection.com.
  4. "Legislators Day Celebrated". Goainfomedia.com. 9 January 2016. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2016.

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