Governments & Politics
On 1960-05-01, Gujarat
was created out of the 17 northern districts of former State of
Bombay. These districts were further subdivided later on. There are
25 administrative districts in the state (as of 2006).
Gujarat is governed by a Legislative Assembly of 182 members.
Members of the Legislative Assembly are elected on the basis of
adult suffrage from one of 182 constituencies, of which 13 are
reserved for scheduled castes and 27 for scheduled tribes. The term
of office for a member of the Legislative Assembly is five years.
The Legislative Assembly elects a speaker who presides over the
meetings of the legislature. A governor is appointed by the
President of India, and is to address the state legislature after
every general election and the commencement of each year's first
session of the Legislative Assembly. The leader of the majority
party or coalition in the legislature (Chief Minister) or his or her
designee acts as the Leader of the Legislative Assembly. The
administration of the state is led by the Chief Minister. The
current Chief Minister of the state is Anandiben Patel, who recently
took office after Narendra Modi was elected as Prime Minister of
More information about
Gujrat can get from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gujarat