Karnataka State Legislative Assembly

The legislative body of the former princely state of Mysore was the Representative Assembly of Karnataka, sometimes referred to as the Mysore Representative Assembly. One of the earliest organisations of its kind to be created in India, it was founded in 1881 by the Maharaja of Mysore at the time.

In the Representative Assembly, the election idea was first established in 1891. With the establishment of the election, those who paid a set amount of money known as "mohatarfa" and graduates from Indian universities were allowed to vote and run for office. The persons who had been made eligible under the regulations were required to get together each year and choose someone to represent them.

The assembly initially had only 33 members, but this number was increased to 50 in 1893. The members of the assembly were elected by the people of Mysore and included both elected and nominated members. The assembly had the power to make laws and pass budgets, subject to the approval of the Maharaja.

Moreover, the assembly has seen a number of noteworthy events over the years. The Mysore Education Act passed in 1907, mandated basic education as a requirement throughout the state. The Mysore Municipalities Act passed in 1913, paved the way for the development of local self-government organisations throughout the state.

The Mysore Representative Assembly continued to function until the integration of the state with the Indian Union in 1950. After integration, it was replaced by the Mysore Legislative Assembly, which became the legislative body of the newly-formed state of Mysore. Today, the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, established in 1952 after the reorganization of states in India, continues to serve as the legislative body of the present-day state of Karnataka.