Lok Sabha


Lok Sabha is the Lower House of the Parliament of India. Its meeting is presided over by Speaker of the Lok Sabha. The ruling party is always in the preferential mode to have an absolute majority in Lok Sabha and also in Rajya Sabha. In current scenario NDA is keen on making handsome gains from Uttar Pradesh, where its massive majority in the assembly will fetch it atleast eight out of 10 seats going to the polls against only one seat it has as of now. With no majority, this is possibly the biggest hurdle in the path of this government.

About Lok Sabha: –

How members are elected: – The members of the Lok Sabha are elected by the process of right to vote of all adults, commonly known as Universal Suffrage, and first-past-the-post system.

Process to hold seats: – when the elected members are in representation of their respective constituencies, they get the eligibility to hold the seats for the next five years, where in this case the President of India is in full authority to dissolve the Parliament as advised by the Council of Ministers.

Place of the Meetings: – The meet up of the House i.e. Lok Sabha takes place on a regular basis at Lok Sabha Chambers of the Sansad Bhavan in New Delhi, India.

Leader of the House: – The leader of the house is supposed to be the Prime Minister of India. Where out of 545 seats 543 are elected members whereas, 2 members are appointed from the Anglo-Indian community under the consent of the President.

The maximum strength appointed by the constitution of India is 552. A total of 131 seats are reserved for representatives of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Here SC gets (84) and ST (47).

The total elective membership is distributed among the states in such a way that the ratio between the number of seats allotted to each state and the population of the state, is so far as practicable, the same for all states.

Representative of L.S: – A member of Parliament of Lok Sabha is termed as the representative of the Indian people in the Lok Sabha, which is also the lower House of the Parliament.

Positive points: – The Ruling party would have not been able to impose bold actions like demonetization and Black Money Legislations if they did not had a majority in Lok Sabha. With absolute majority the big decisions made by the Indian government has helped in allowance of free play in governance as there is a constant threat of withdrawal of support from the other parties supporting.