|a.k.a Legislative Assembly
||a.k.a House of the People
||a.k.a Council of States
|Part of State legislature
|The sole house of state legislature for unicameral legislature (OR) Lower house of state legislature for bicameral legislature
||Lower house of Indian Parliament
||Upper house of Indian Parliament
|Direct Public Vote
||Direct Public Vote
||State & Territorial legislatures.
|MLAs (Members of Legislative Assembly)
||Lok Sabha MPs (Member of Parliament)
||Rajya Sabha MPs
|Not more than 500, not less than 60
|Can be < 60 through act of parliament
||530 by State, 20 by Union Territories and not more than 2 of anglo-indian community, who are appointed by President of India.
||12 members are nominated by president for their contributions to art, literature, science and social services.
|5 Years Term Duration (6 months may extend at state emergency (OR) may be dissolved by Governor on request of the Chief Minister.)
||5 Years (1 year may extend at state emergency)
|The Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly is the chief presiding officer
||The Speaker elected as a leader by the elected government is the chief presiding officer
||The Vice President of India acts as the Chairman
|Has the power to enact, amend and repeal laws. has the power to create and amend budgets and financial bills, but only on state level.
||Has the power to enact, amend and repeal laws. Has the power to create, amend budgets and financial bills.
||Has the power to enact, amend and repeal laws. Must approve any financial bill even if approved by Lok Sabha