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About The Distribution of Lok Sabha Seats in Indian states

Distribution of Lok Sabha Seats in Indian states

The Lok Sabha is called as the lower house of the Parliament of India or the house of the people. Each member of a lok sabha seat represents a single geographic constituency. Currently, there are 543 constituencies in India although maximum members can be upto 552.

The Parliament of India consists of 2 houses. One is called Lok Sabha and another is called  Rajya Sabha. The Lok Sabha is called as the lower house of the Parliament of India or the ‘House of the Peoples’. Each member of a lok sabha seat represents a single geographic constituency. Currently, there are 543 constituencies in India but maximum members can be upto 552.

The maximum size of the Lok Sabha as outlined in the Constitution of India is 552 members made up of up to 530 members representing people of the states of India and up to 20 members representing people from the Union Territories on the basis of their population and 2 members cane be nominated by the President of India if Anglo Indians don’t have sufficient representation in Lok Sabha. The seat alocation to the different states and UTs is done on the basis of population of the 1971.

Here is the list of distribution of Lok Sabha seats in the Indian states:-

States

Constituencies

 1. Uttar Pradesh
 80
 2. Maharashtra  48
 3. West Bengal  42
 4. Bihar  40
 5. Tamil Nadu  39
 6. Madhya Pradesh  29
 7. Karnataka  28
 8. Gujarat  26
 9. Rajasthan  25
 10. Andhra Pradesh  25
 11. Orissa  21
 12. Kerala  20
 13. Telangana  17
 14. Assam  14
 15. Jharkhand  14
 16. Punjab  13
 17. Chhattisgarh  11
 18. Haryana  10
 19. Jammu and Kashmir  6
 20. Uttarakhand  5
 21. Himachal Pradesh  4
 22. Arunachal Pradesh  2
 23. Goa  2
 24. Manipur  2
 25. Meghalaya  2
 26. Tripura  2
 27. Mizoram  1
 28. Nagaland  1
 29. Sikkim  1

 Union Territories

 Constituencies

 1 . Delhi  7
 2 . Andaman and Nicobar Islands  1
 3. Chandigarh  1
 4. Dadra and Nagar Haveli  1
 5. Daman and Diu  1
 6. Lakshadweep  1
 7. Pondicherry  1

Total

543

The president of India is entitled to nominate 2 members in the Lok Sabha. If the president of India think that there is no representation (if no Anglo Indian member won the election) in the Lok Sabha from the Anglo Indian Community then he can nominate 2 members. The number of Members of Parliment will be reviewed in the 2026.

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