Representation of Indian states and Union Territories in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha
This post describes some information about Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha of India. The Parliament of India consists the President, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha according to Article 79.
The table below shows the no. of representatives of Indian states and Union territories in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.
The Rajya Sabha (meaning the “Council of States”) is the upper house of the Parliament of India. Membership is limited to 250 members, 12 of whom are chosen by the President of India for their expertise in specific fields of art, literature, science, and social services. These members are known as nominated members. The remainder of the body is elected from the states and the Union Territories by the method of indirect election.
Representation of states and Union Territories in the Rajya Sabha
|State||No.||State / UT||No.|
|Jammu & Kashmir||4||Manipur||1|
|West Bengal||16||Arunachal Pradesh||1|
|Uttar Pradesh||31||Union Territories||———|
The Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India (also titled the ‘House of the People’, by the Constitution) is directly elected by the peoples of India. As of 2009 there have been fifteenth Lok Sabhas elected by the people of India. The Constitution limits the Lok Sabha to a maximum of 552 members, including no more than 20 members representing people from the Union Territories, and two members to represent the Anglo-Indian community (if the President feels that the community is not adequately represented). The normal term of Lok Sabha is 5 years but it can be dissolved earlier by the President of India.
Representation of States and Union Territories in the Lok Sabha
|Andhra Pradesh||42||Uttar Pradesh||80|
|Jammu & Kashmir||6||Karnataka||28|
|Tamil Nadu||39||Union Territories||——–|
|Uttarakhand||5||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||1|
|Jharkhand||14||Daman & Diu||1|
|Chhattisgarh||11||Andaman & Nicobar||1|
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