Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha or the House of People is the Lower House of Parliament. The members of this house are elected by the citizens of India through general elections which takes place every five years. The House has 552 seats according to the Constitution, which is made up by the election of 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 President. Currently, the 16th Lok Sabha is in session. The operations of Lok Sabha continues for five years unless it is dissolved earlier. The minimum age for a representative in the Lok Sabha is 25 years. Three sessions of Lok Sabha take place in a year; Budget session between January to May, Monsoon session between July to September and Winter session between November to mid-December. The House is chaired by the Speaker.
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How, why Bill proposes to let NRIs nominate proxies to vote on their behalf

Voting in an Indian election can be done in three ways — in person, by post and through a proxy. Under proxy voting, a registered elector can delegate his voting power to a representative.

WATCH | ‘Worst period of my life’: When Somnath Chatterjee got emotional in Lok Sabha

Somnath Chatterjee appealed to MPs: “I want this institution, which I have been associated with for nearly 40 years to function and for democracy to be strengthened. I am going back with a lot of pain and agony from this House.”

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Somnath Chatterjee, former Lok Sabha Speaker, dies at 89

Somnath Chatterjee, who was associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist), served as Lok Sabha Speaker from 2004 to 2009 during the UPA-I rule.

Parliament Monsoon session 2018 wrap: A list of all 20 bills passed

The highlight of the session was the no-confidence motion brought against the government by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Congress in the third session of the Parliament and the passage of the SC/ST and OBC bill in the Upper House.

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Monsoon session: How Parliament fared

As the monsoon session of Parliament came to a close on Friday, both presiding officers complimented the members over the way the proceedings went.

PM Modi's 'cavalier' conduct of foreign policy hurting India's national interests: Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma

Government wanted its agenda to be pushed through: Anand Sharma

The Opposition has been positive and honest on its commitment to ensure that Parliament functions and takes up legislation as well as important public issues, says Anand Sharma

Lok Sabha passes Bill to help India become arbitration hub

Responding to the debate on the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2018, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the new legislation provided for time-bound settlement of disputes as well as accountability of the arbitrator.

History tells us that the continental contest has its jinx.

Advantage NDA

Opposition must ask why it couldn’t rally its troops, or win over fence-sitters in a House where numbers are not tilted against it

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No proposal to withdraw Rs 2,000 notes: Govt in Lok Sabha

RBI introduced Rs 2,000 notes following demonetisation of high-value Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in November 2016.

MP Mohammed Salim: Government should treat everyone equally

MP Mohammed Salim: Government should treat everyone equally

Mohammed Salim of CPM speaks to The Indian Express about his objections to the Bill passed in Lok Sabha to allow proxy voting for NRIs.

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Parliament monsoon session HIGHLIGHTS: Both Houses adjourned sine die

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Rajya Sabha defers triple talaq bill as Chairman Venkaiah Naidu says there is no “unity in the House”.

Rajya Sabha Dy Chairman election: With help from Nitish Kumar, it is BJP which gets its mahagathbandhan right

The BJD, significantly, has taken sharp turns in a span of 20 days. It abstained from voting on the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha, appeared on the same page as the BJP on the NRC issue and, crucially, backed the NDA candidate.

Parliament monsoon session: Rajya Sabha passes SC/ST Bill

Parliament monsoon session: Rajya Sabha passes SC/ST Bill

Replying to the debate on the Bill in the Upper House, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot said that all those who spoke on the Bill had supported it.

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Arun Jaitley returns to House, votes in RS deputy chairman election

Jaitley spent a little over an hour in the Rajya Sabha, voted in the deputy chairman election and felicitated newly elected deputy chairman Harivansh Singh.

Lok Sabha passes Bill to allow NRIs to vote by proxy

Parliament monsoon session: Lok Sabha passes Bill to allow NRIs to vote by proxy

Several members of the Opposition voiced their concern that the proxy chosen by an NRI would vote as per the NRI’s choice.