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Distribution of Lok Sabha Seats in Indian states

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, there are 543 constituencies in India although maximum members can be upto 552.
May 17, 2019 12:38 IST
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The Parliament of India comprises of Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha and President. There can be maximum 552 members (530 states + 20 Union Territories + 2 Anglo Indians) in the Indian Lok Sabha.

Currently only 543 members (530 states+13 UTs) are elected for Lok Sabha from different states and UTs; if no member of Anglo Indian community is elected among these 543 then the President of India can nominate 2 members of this community in the Lok Sabha.

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 cross 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 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

       Total  530

 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  13

 Grand 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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