Lok Sabha Members are part of the Indian Parliament along with the President of India and the Rajya Sabha members. The Lok Sabha plays the basis of Indian Politics and the members of Lok Sabha act as representatives of the citizens of our country. As responsible citizens of our country, especially an aspirant it is important to know how many members in Lok Sabha of the Indian Parliament were elected in the 2019 general elections.
For aspirants who are looking forward to appearing in the various Government exams conducted in our country, it is important to be aware of the total members of Lok Sabha, the political party in power and the number of seats owned by various parties in the Lok Sabha.
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Given below are a few points related to the Lok Sabha members in our country. Candidates can go through the salient points given below:
- It is also known as the House of People and is the lower house of the Indian Parliament.
- The Constitution of India mentions that a maximum of 552 members can be elected to Lok Sabha.
- The election principle used to appoint Lok Sabha members is the Universal Adult Franchise.
- The speaker of Lok Sabha is one among the members of the House and no proceedings can take place in his/her absence.
- A total of 543 constituencies take part in the Lok Sabha elections
- The eligibility requirements of a Lok Sabha member include: he/she must be an Indian citizen with a minimum of 25 years in age, must not have a criminal record, must be enrolled for elections from any part of the country and must be educationally qualified under the law made by Parliament.
For aspirants who wish to know the difference between Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, can visit the linked article.
Further below in this article, you shall find the list of Members of Lok Sabha and some sample questions based on the upcoming competitive exams.
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List of Lok Sabha Members – States/Union Territories
Currently, the number of member in Lok Sabha of the Parliament are 545, in which 530 members are State representatives, 13 are representatives from Union Territories and 2 are nominated by the Presidents who belong to the Anglo-Indian community.
To know more about the Members of Parliament, you can visit the linked article.
Given below is a table which mentions the state-wise list of Lok Sabha members. Candidates can download the Lok Sabha members list 2022 PDF below:
|List of 17th Lok Sabha Members – States/Union Territories|
|Name of State/ Union Territory||Number of Lok Sabha Seats||Download the List of Lok Sabha Members PDF|
|States||Andhra Pradesh||25||Download PDF Here|
|Assam||14||Download PDF Here|
|Bihar||40||Download PDF Here|
|Chhattisgarh||11||Download PDF Here|
|Gujarat||26||Download PDF Here|
|Haryana||10||Download PDF Here|
|Jharkhand||14||Download PDF Here|
|Karnataka||28||Download PDF Here|
|Kerala||20||Download PDF Here|
|Madhya Pradesh||29||Download PDF Here|
|Maharashtra||48||Download PDF Here|
|Odisha||21||Download PDF Here|
|Punjab||13||Download PDF Here|
|Rajasthan||25||Download PDF Here|
|Uttar Pradesh||79||Download PDF Here|
|Tamil Nadu||39||Download PDF Here|
|Telangana||17||Download PDF Here|
|West Bengal||42||Download PDF Here|
|Manipur||2||Download PDF Here|
|Union Territories||Andaman & Nicobar Islands||1||Download PDF Here|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||2|
|Daman & Diu||1|
|Jammu & Kashmir||5|
|NCT of Delhi||7|
Aspirants can check the syllabus for various Government exams given below and start their preparation accordingly:
|SSC Syllabus||UPSC Syllabus||Bank Exam Syllabus|
|RRB Syllabus||LIC Syllabus||UPSC CAPF Syllabus|
Sample Questions – Members of Lok Sabha
Given below are a few frequently asked questions in terms of the multiple competitive exams conducted in the country.
Q 1. Who was the first Lok Sabha Speaker?
Answer: Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar was the first speaker of Lok Sabha with a tenure of 4 years, starting from 1952 till 1956.
Q 2. What is the tenure of a Lok Sabha member?
Answer: The tenure of a Lok Sabha member is 5 years unless dissolved sooner
Q 3. Who has the power to introduce a Money Bill?
Answer: A Money Bill can only be introduced in the Lok Sabha with the approval of the Speaker.
Q 4. What is a starred question in Lok Sabha?
Answer: When a Minister in the House of Parliament comes up with a question for a particular Minister and expects an oral explanation for the same, it is called a Lok Sabha starred question.
Q 5. How many starred questions can be asked in a single Lok Sabha sitting?
Answer: A maximum of 20 Lok Sabha starred questions can be asked in a single day.
Q 6. Who was the first woman speaker of the Lok Sabha?
Answer: Meira Kumar was the first-ever woman Lok Sabha speaker. She was the 15th Lok Sabha speaker and her tenure lasted for 5 years, starting from 2009 to 2014.
Q 7. How many Lok Sabha elections have been held in total to date?
Answer: As many as seventeen General Elections to the Lok Sabha have been held to date.
- The first General Elections were held from 25 October 1951 to 21 February 1952;
- The second from 24 February to 14 March 1957; the third from 19 to 25 February 1962;
- The fourth from 17 to 21 February 1967;
- The fifth from 1 to 10 March 1971;
- The sixth from 16 to 20 March 1977;
- The seventh from 3 to 6 January 1980; the eighth from 24 to 28 December 1984;
- The ninth from 22 to 26 November 1989; the tenth from 20 May to 15 June 1991;
- The eleventh from 27 April to 30 May 1996;
- The twelfth from 16 to 23 February 1998;
- The thirteenth from 5 September to 6 October 1999;
- The fourteenth from 20 April to 10 May 2004;
- The fifteenth from 16 April to 13 May 2009
- The sixteenth General Elections from 7 April 2014 to 12 May 2014; and
- The seventeenth General Elections from 11 April to 19 May 2019.
Q8. How are the Members of the Lok Sabha elected?
Answer: The Members of the Lok Sabha are elected through General Elections, held on the basis of universal adult suffrage. Parliament, from time to time, by law makes provision with respect to all matters relating to, or in connection with, elections to the Lok Sabha, including the preparation of electoral rolls, the delimitation of constituencies and all other matters necessary for securing the due constitution of the Lok Sabha.
When the seat of a Member elected to the House becomes vacant or is declared vacant, or his/her election is declared void, the same is filled through bye-election.
Q9. Who are the nominated Members of the Seventeenth Lok Sabha?
Answer: As on date, no one has been nominated by the President of India under Article 331 of the Constitution of India.
Q10. What prerequisites must one meet to be elected to the Lok Sabha?
Answer: According to Article 84 of the Constitution of India, a person must be an Indian citizen, at least 25 years old and possess such other qualifications as may be prescribed by or under any law made by Parliament.
Q11. Who presides over the Lok Sabha when the Speaker is absent from the sitting of the House?
Answer: The Deputy Speaker presides over the Lok Sabha when the Speaker is absent from the sitting of the House.
Q 12. What is the term of Office of the Speaker?
Answer: The Speaker continues in office till immediately before the first meeting of Lok Sabha after the dissolution of the one to which he/she was elected, unless he/she ceases to be a Member by any of the reasons specified in articles 94, 101 and 102 of the Constitution.
The above-mentioned questions are for the reference of candidates and it must be noted that after elections which are conducted at intervals of every 5 years, the Lok Sabha members are replaced.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lok Sabha Members
Q1. What is the present strength of the Lok Sabha (Seventeenth Lok Sabha)?
Q2. What numbers of Male MPs are there in the 17th Lok Sabha?
Q3. How many Female MPs are present in the 17th Lok Sabha?
Q4. When was the first Session of the Lok Sabha held?
Q5. Why is the Lok Sabha called the popular chamber?
Q6. How many Sessions of the Lok Sabha are held in a year?
Ans:Normally three Sessions of the Lok Sabha are held in a year:
- Budget Session February- May
- Autumn or Monsoon Session – July – August
- Winter Session- November – December