As we know that the members of Lok Sabha are composed of representatives of the people chosen by direct election on the basis of the adult suffrage. The members of the Lok Sabha are a part of the Indian parliament along with the President of India and the Rajya Sabha members. The members of Lok Sabha acts as a representative of the citizens of our country.
Some facts about Lok Sabha
– It is the lower house of the Indian Parliament and is also known as the House of people.
– The maximum strength of the House that is envisaged by the Constitution is 552. That is maximum of 552 members can be elected for Lok Sabha, in which up to 530 members to represent the States, up to 20 members to represent the Union Territories and not more than two members of the Anglo-Indian Community to be nominated by the Hon’ble President, if, in his/her opinion, that community isn’t adequately represented within the House.
– To appoint the members of the Lok Sabha the election principle that is used is the Universal Adult Suffrage.
– The Speaker of the Lok Sabha is one among the member of the House. No proceedings can take place in his/her absence.
– In the Lok Sabha elections, a total of 543 constituencies take part in the Lok Sabha elections.
– The entire or total elective membership is distributed among the States in such how that the ratio between the number of seats allotted to every State and therefore the population of the State is, so far as practicable, the same for all States.
The eligibility criteria of a Lok Sabha member:
– He or she must be a citizen of India.
– The minimum age should be 25 years.
– He or she must not have a criminal record.
– He or she must be enrolled for elections from any part of the country.
– He or she must be educationally qualified under the law made by Parliament.
At present, the strength of the Lok Sabha in the Parliament is 545, in which 530 members are State representatives, 13 are from Union Territories and 2 are nominated by the President who belongs from Anglo-Indian Community.
List of Lok Sabha Seats (State/UT) wise 2020
|Name of State||Number of Constituencies|
|Name of Union Territories||Number of Constituencies|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||1|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||1|
|Daman & Diu||1|
|Jammu & Kashmir||6|
|NCT of Delhi||7|