Odisha became a separate province on the 1st day of April, 1936 by Government of India (Constitution of Odisha) Order, 1936. It comprised portions of the then Bihar and Odisha Province, Madras Presidency and the Central Provinces.
The province of Odisha was placed under the personal Rule of the Governor till the end of March, 1937. An Advisory Council consisting of 20 persons was formed to advise the Governor on the administration of the provinces.
                                                FIRST PRE-INDEPENDENT ASSEMBLY ? 1937
                                           (UNDER THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ACT, 1935)

Under the Government of India Act, 1935 the strength of the Odisha Legislative Assembly was fixed at 60 including four nominated members. Election was held from the 18th to 23rd January, 1937, under limited franchise. The Party position in the Assembly was as follows:-                                        Details

                The Odisha Legislative Assembly (Oriya) is the unicameral state legislature of Odisha state in eastern India. The seat of the Legislative Assembly is at Bhubaneshwar, the capital of the state. The Legislative Assembly comprises 147 Members of Legislative Assembly.

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