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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.


Inside track: Shah draws parallel

April 11, 2021 9:19 am

Recently, when a prospective candidate grumbled over being denied a ticket, saying it meant he had become irrelevant in politics, Shah disarmed him citing his own example.

Delhi Confidential: Emotional Farewell

March 26, 2021 4:46 am

Union minister and Rajya Sabha MP from Kerala Vayalar Ravi bids farewell.

Polls coming, House adjourned sine die before schedule on request of parties

March 26, 2021 3:10 am

The session, which started on January 29, was scheduled to go on till April 8.

Highlights: Parliament adjourned sine die

March 30, 2021 8:37 am

The Lok Sabha has been adjourned for an indefinite period by Bhartruhari Mehtab, who was in the chair.

'Taxing the poor': Opposition raises fuel price hike issue in Lok Sabha

March 23, 2021 5:30 pm

While Congress raised the issue of rising economic inequality in the country and fuel prices, Shiv Sena said farmers’ income would never double if fuel prices kept increasing.

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Rajya Sabha returns appropriation bills for J&K, Puducherry

March 23, 2021 10:40 pm

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice Tuesday after the Opposition benches protested against the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

Sena MP threatened in Lok Sabha: MP Navneet Rana

March 23, 2021 2:56 am

Sawant said he would never threaten a woman. "Why will I threaten her? Those who were near her at that time can tell whether I threatened her or not. The CCTV cameras can be checked to see whether I stopped there and threatened her,"

Bill giving Centre more power over Delhi gets Lok Sabha nod

March 22, 2021 6:33 pm

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says passage of the Bill in Lok Sabha is an insult to the people of Delhi as it takes away powers from those who were voted by the people and gives control to those who were defeated.

Parliament Highlights: Congress in Rajya Sabha accuses govt of conspiring to end reservation for SCs

March 23, 2021 12:28 am

Parliament Highlights: The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 has been passed in the Lok Sabha. The Centre said the bill has been brought to end ambiguity in running the affairs of the national capital, and appealed to everyone not to term it a "political move" since it will be beneficial to the people of the city.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla tests positive for Covid, admitted to AIIMS for observation

March 21, 2021 3:09 pm

According to a press release by AIIMS, Birla had tested positive on March 19 and was hospitalized the very next day. “He is stable and all his parameters are normal,” the press statement said.


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.

Lok Sabha Elections: Polling ends in Meghalaya

April 09, 2014 6:04 pm

Polling for two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya began on a peaceful note in the second phase of the election.


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.