The Vidhan Sabhas also known as Legislative Assemblies are the lower houses of the
provincial legislature in the different states of India. Each Vidhan Sabha is formed
for a five year term after which all seats are up for election. To become a member
of a Vidhan Sabha, a person must be a citizen of India, not less than 25 years of
age. The Vidhan Parishad also known as Legislative Council are the upper houses
upper house in those states of India that have a bicameral legislature. Each Member
of the Legislative Council (MLC) serves for a six-year term, with terms staggered
so that the terms of one-third of a Council's members expire every two years.