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Orissa Legislative Assembly

Orissa legislative AssemblyThe Orissa Legislative Assembly consists of 147 members. The life of the Assembly is 5 years from the date appointed for its first meeting beginning with the address of the Governor under Article 176 (1), unless sooner dissolved. The expiry of the said period of 5 years operates as a dissolution of the Assembly.

It came into existence in 1937 when the first assembly was held long before India had attained her freedom. The democratic process in the state has evolved and matured over the years.Currently the fourteenth assembly of the state is in progress with the Biju Janta Dal having formed the government after having won clear mandate of people in the 2009 assembly elections. The government is headed by Mr.Naveen Patnaik.

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