Distribution of Lok Sabha Seats in Indian states

There can be a maximum of 552 members (530 states + 20 Union Territories + 2 Anglo Indians) in the Indian Lok Sabha. At present, the strength of the House is 545 in which 530 members are State representatives,13 from UTs, and 2 are nominated by the Presidents who belong to the Anglo-Indian community.
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The Lok Sabha is called 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, only 545 members (530 states+13 UTs) are elected for Lok Sabha from different states and UTs and 2 are nominated by the Presidents who belong to the Anglo-Indian community.

The representatives of the states in the Lok Sabha are directly elected by the people from the territorial constituencies in the states.

The election is based on the principle of universal adult franchise. Every Indian citizen who has crossed the age of 18 years is eligible to vote. Earlier the age of voting was 21 years but later on, it was reduced to 18 years after the 61st Constitutional Amendment Act, 1988.

The seat allocation to the different states and UTs is done on the basis of the population of 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

 39

 5. Tamil Nadu

38

 6. Madhya Pradesh

 29

 7. Karnataka

 28

 8. Gujarat

 26

 9. Rajasthan

 25

 10. Andhra Pradesh

24

 11. Odisha

 21

 12. Kerala

 20

 13. Telangana

 17

 14. Assam

 14

 15. Jharkhand

 14

 16. Punjab

 13

 17. Chhattisgarh

 11

 18. Haryana

 10

19. Uttarakhand

 5

 20. Himachal Pradesh

 4

 21. Arunachal Pradesh

 2

 22. Goa

 2

 23. Manipur

 2

 24. Meghalaya

 2

 25. Tripura

 2

 26. Mizoram

 1

 27. Nagaland

 1

 28. Sikkim

 1

29. Jammu and Kashmir

6

 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. Puducherry

 1

             Total 19

The president of India is entitled to nominate 2 members in the Lok Sabha. If the president of India thinks 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 Parliament will be reviewed in 2026.

Note: As we know that now  Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir are India’s newest Union Territories. In August 2019, Jammu and Kashmir lost its autonomous status. But the allocation of the seats is still to de done. Therefore, the table given above is according to the 2019 elections. Also, the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli became a single union territory on 26 January but the data given above is of 2019 elections. 

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