Qualification for membership of State Legislature | Indian constitution Download PDF
A person shall not be qualified to be chosen to fill a seat in the Legislature of a State unless —
(a) is a citizen of India;
(b) is, in the case of a seat in the Legislative Assembly, not less than twenty-five years of age and, in the case of a seat in the Legislative Council, not less than thirty years of age; and
(c) possesses such other qualifications as may be prescribed in that behalf by or under any law made by Parliament [Art. 173].
Thus, the Representation of the People Act, 1951, has provided that a person shall not be elected either to the Legislative Assembly or the Council, unless he is himself an elector for any Legislative Assembly constituency in that State.