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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.


Anglo-Indian seats in LS: HC says quota can’t go on forever, seeks Centre’s stand on plea

May 14, 2022 10:43 am

The court, in its oral observations, said that the community has merged within the Indian population with time and listed the matter for preliminary hearing on November 18.

BJP readies booth-level blueprint for better reach, results in 2024 LS polls

April 27, 2022 8:19 am

"Basically, the aim is to strengthen the booths in the constituencies where the BJP has already won to retain them and to make more strongholds, we will be working on 100 more Lok Sabha seats where the party has not won,” said a member of the team.

April 23, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Tax Relief

April 23, 2022 12:08 am

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced a number of minor tax concessions amounting to Rs 15.73 crore in the Lok Sabha.

President gives assent to Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill

April 19, 2022 4:46 pm

The Act, which replaces the Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920, was passed by Lok Sabha on April 4 and Rajya Sabha on April 6.

Parliament has just passed a dangerous bill

April 08, 2022 7:30 pm

Nikita Sonavane, Praavita Kashyap and Mrinalini Ravindranath write: The right against self-incrimination is at the heart of protection from police excess. Evidence mandated by the Criminal Procedures (Identification) Bill violates it

LS Speaker: ‘One nation, one legislative platform’ by 2023

April 08, 2022 8:05 am

“Besides, our endeavour is to provide all the documents through metadata so that people can access the proceedings of the House,” Birla said.

If SC takes up all issues, what are LS, RS there for: CJI

April 07, 2022 10:02 pm

The CJI posed the query to Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay, who had approached the top court with a prayer to direct the government to identify, detain and deport all illegal immigrants within a year.

5 Questions: The ministers use paper to answer questions, can’t expect MPs not to, MP NK Premachandran says

April 07, 2022 2:05 pm

Premachandran talks to Liz Mathew about the Budget Session that ended today and the problems faced by MPs as the Parliament goes paper-less.

Parliament Highlight: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die

April 07, 2022 2:29 pm

Budget Session 2022 India, Parliament Updates, Bills, Fuel Price Hike, MCD Bill Highlights, 7 April: The Lok Sabha was scheduled to discuss the need to promote sports in India and steps taken by the Centre to this effect.

‘Every citizen of the country is in anguish’: Price of fuel among issues raised in Lok Sabha

April 07, 2022 2:19 am

Speaking in Lok Sabha during Zero Hour, Ray said, “Petrol and diesel rates in the country have sharply increased after the latest round of fuel price hikes by oil marketing companies."


Parliament Monsoon Session begins: Here's how the first day unfolded

July 19, 2021 5:28 pm

The Monsoon Session of Parliament began on Monday as the opposition cornered the ruling dispensation over a host of issues, including handling of the second wave of Covid-19, rise in fuel prices, farmers' stir and the recently published Pegasus report.

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as RS member amid walkout by opposition

March 19, 2020 3:32 pm

As ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi reached the designated spot to take the oath, opposition members raised slogans prompting Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to say that it was unbecoming of members.

Modi govt's last day in Parliament: Hugs, digs, protests, little business

February 15, 2019 7:31 am

The Parliament approved Modi Government’s sixth and final Budget that gave Income Tax rebate to those earning up to Rs 5 lakh, an annual cash dole of Rs 6,000 to small farmers and pension for unorganised sector workers.

Rahul Gandhi wears black band as mark of protest against Sadhvi's remark

December 05, 2014 3:37 pm

The protest was led by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who wore a black band across his face.

Narendra Modi's victory speech

May 16, 2014 11:17 pm

Narendra Modi on Friday reached out to the opposition seeking cooperation of all parties and leaders.

BJP gears up for 'PM', Narendra Modi poses for office

May 16, 2014 8:45 am

Various exit pols have projected Gujarat Chief Narendra Modi to become the prime minister.

Candidates continue to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections

April 17, 2014 4:57 pm

Candidates continue to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2014 in their respective constituencies.

Fifth phase of polling underway

April 17, 2014 4:01 pm

Moderate to brisk voting was on Thursday recorded in the first five hours of polling.

Tight security for voting in Mizoram

April 11, 2014 4:52 pm

Voting for the lone Lok Sabha constituency and an Assembly by-poll in Mizoram began on Friday.

Elections 2014: Candidates hit the road as poll campaign heats up

April 09, 2014 2:17 pm

BJP candidate Hema Malini was campaigning in Mathura for the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls.


Thousands gathers in Assam to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

More than 5000 people gathered together to oppose the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill at a protest organised by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), backed by 30 indigenous organisations.

On Doklam and surgical strikes, Modi says Congress' comments were childish

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

Replying to the no-confidence motion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that when it came to Doklam, the Congress was all over the place when asked about meeting Chinese officials. And on surgical strikes, he said, the party's comments were childish.

If you want to test your allies, find a better way to do it: Narendra Modi on no-confidence motion

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

The much-awaited speech by PM Narendra Modi packed the usual punches for the Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi. One such was Modi's statement that the no-confidence motion was a test for Opposition unity, not his government's strength.

HIGHLIGHTS: When Rahul Gandhi defined jhumla, talked about Jay Shah, Rafale deal and more

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

In his long speech on the floor of the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi defined jhumla, attacked the government on the issues of farmers, women's safety, lack of jobs and accused the BJP of playing divisive politics. And it all ended with a hug and a wink.

When Rahul hugged Modi: Call me Pappu, insult me. But I have no hate for you

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

At the end of an impassioned speech, Rahul Gandhi tells the Parliament that he has no hatred towards the BJP or RSS or anyone else who call him names and insult him. He said, that's what it is to be a Congressman, an Indian.

PM Modi calls all-party meet to discuss Budget Session

February 16, 2016 4:57 am

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called an all-party meet of the leaders of Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha to discuss upcoming budget session. The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on February 23. The Rail Budget will be presented on February 25 and the Economic survey on February 26. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget for 2016-17 on February 29.

Ahmed Patel disagrees with Sumitra Mahajan's statement over reservation policy

January 24, 2016 5:19 pm

Ahmedabad, Jan 24 (ANI): Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Sunday slammed the statement made by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan against the reservation policy saying that Parliament is the "supreme body" and that there is nothing wrong if discussions are made over there regarding reservation policy.