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Indian States That Have a Bicameral Legislature

07-SEP-2017 19:06

In government, bicameralism (bi, "two" + camera, "chamber") is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. Thus, a bicameral parliament or bicameral legislature is a legislature which consists of two chambers or houses.Hre, we are giving the name of Indian States which have two houses i.e Vidhan Sabha and Vidhan Parishad.


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Presently, Seven Indian States such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Jammu-Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, have bicameral Legislatures, these are called legislative councils (Vidhan Parishad), one third of whom are elected every two years, there are graduate constituencies (members elected exclusively by graduates), teachers constituencies (members elected exclusively by teachers), municipal constituencies (members elected exclusively by Mayors and council members of the city Governments).

Diarchy Vs Bicameralism

Diarchy is a form of government in which two individuals ("diarchs") are joint heads of state. Most diarchs hold their position for life, passing the position to their children or other family members.It is one of the oldest forms of government: examples include ancient Sparta, Rome, Carthage as well Germanic and Dacian tribes. Whereas, In government, bicameralism  is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. Thus, a bicameral parliament or bicameral legislature is a legislature which consists of two chambers or houses.

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Himanshu is right. In addition to above 5 states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana also has Bicameral Legislature. Thus, there are total 7 States in India having Bicameral system.


Andhra and Telangana also have bicameral legilature.


thnkx i got the answer


Plz send ias pre.exam question & answer

shruti dhingra,

Bicameral states in India are 6, Andhra Pradesh is also included in the above list

Nagalingam M,

only six Indian States that have a Bicameral Legislature. 1.uttarpradesh, 2.maharastra, 3. bihar, 4.karnataka, 5.jammu&kashmir, 6.andhra Pradesh Except. Tamil Nadu (approval bending)

revathi reddy ,

is assam a bicameral... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidhan_Parishad

Abhishek Chauhan,

Earlier there were 7 states including TN & AP but then legislature of these two states abolished legislative councils. Bt again parliament has passed the legislative act in AP in 2005 and in 2007 leg. Council has been set up in AP. So total 6 states are there now. And in TN also parliament has passed the same act in 2010 so in coming days it will also have bicameral legislature. And Tn will be 7th state with bicameral legislature.


Andhra Pradesh is too having Bicameral System


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krishna kanth,

There are 7 bicameral states...... but here it is given only 5!!!!!


andrapradesh is also having bicameral legislation .

sitesh krishan,

basically its 6 state having bicameral legislation.....u left andra pardesh

Tanya Makcha,

It is helpful. Very good. Keep upload new things.


u forgot to mention Andhra Pradesh

Vicky Kumar,

7 states are bicameral including andhra pradesh and rajasthan

karishma devnani,

6-state-tamil nadu and 7-state-andhra pradesh


please send me gk & current affire bits to me.


what is the criteria for states having a bicameral legislature?


Andhra Pradesh also has Bicameral legis.


outdated information should not be broadcasted

Gurwinder Singh,

6 states


Hey in 2007 one more state is added that is Andhrapradesh.. Present there are 6states


lame man! dint u guyz updated ?? nw andra pradesh is also there !!! >:-( disappointing !

mahendhar singh,

is there any current states is added in bacameral .................like tamilnadu and Andhra pradesh

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