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.

Lok Sabha News

Here's why Rahul Dravid won't be able to vote in the Lok Sabha elections

Rahul Dravid did not submit Form 6 - required to enable the addition of his name to the voter list by March 16 - which was the last date.

Full text: Congress manifesto Lok Sabha elections 2019

Congress manifesto: "Our manifesto process reflects our commitment to a higher vision, that of listening to the Jan Awaaz. It is not the 'mann ki baat' of one individual but the collective voice of lakhs of people," the party document said.


Lok Sabha Election 2019 Dates, Schedule Highlights: TMC claims Centre misled EC, Opposition welcomes seven-phase polls

Lok Sabha Election 2019 Dates, Schedule News Updates: While polling will commence on April 11, the results will be declared on May 23, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced.

Telling Numbers: 4,705 Indians in Middle East jails, half of them in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, with 2,224, accounts for nearly half these prisoners, followed by the United Arab Emirates with 1,606, which is more than one-third of the 4,705.

Explained: Lok Sabha electorate larger, Muslim candidates got fewer votes

What has been the extent of Muslim representation in elections & results? Data from the last two parliamentary elections underline a low vote count for Muslim candidates, and a low representation in Lok Sabha.

Cong-left poll talks in West Bengal: ‘Focus is on anti-BJP, anti-Trinamool votes’

Party sources said Congress state president Somen Mitra held talks with Robin Deb, while former state president Pradip Bhattacharya spoke to CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury.


Congress plan to combat BJP in Maharashtra: Media coordinator for each taluka

Congress wants to set up 350 media cells in the state. Each would be attached to the central and district-level social media set-ups. “We plan to conduct a training camp for the taluka-level media coordinators in the coming week or so," said a senior leader.

How productive was the 16th Lok Sabha? Not so much

The 16th Lok Sabha spent 40 per cent less time than the average number of hours (2,689) spent by its predecessors. Disruptions and adjournments also took up most of its time with issues ranging from agrarian crisis, inflation and the Rafale deal, taking centre stage on different occasions.

Explained: How MPs performed in 16th Lok Sabha — age, gender, party

Among parties having more than 10 MPs, Shiv Sena, AIADMK and Congress MPs asked a higher number of questions than the national average of 301. The Shiv Sena, BJP, and Biju Janata Dal MPs participated in more debates more than the national average of 69.

On last day, Lok Sabha MPs take back memories amid the frost

Some of the new members — 314 members of 16th Lok Sabha are first-time MPs, 165 of them of the BJP — stayed back in the House for a while after their senior colleagues had left.

Lok Sabha Photos

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

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

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


Narendra Modi's victory speech

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

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

Candidates continue to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections

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

Fifth phase of polling underway

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


Tight security for voting in Mizoram

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

Lok Sabha Elections: Polling ends in Meghalaya

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

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

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

Lok Sabha Videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan: Suspended 25 Congress MPs For Good Future Of The Parliament

Speaking at the Idea Exchange programme of The Indian Express an hour after adjourning the House, Mahajan said she had taken the “stringent decision” with the hope to give the culture of the country’s parliamentary proceedings “a fresh start ” by taking a tough stand against obstructionism in the House.