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Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

Representative of the Indian people in the lower house of the Indian Parliament / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha (abbreviated: MP) is the representative of a legislative constituency in the Lok Sabha; the lower house of the Parliament of India. Members of parliament of Lok Sabha are chosen by direct elections on the basis of the adult suffrage. The maximum permitted strength of members of parliament in the Lok Sabha is 550. This includes the maximum 530 members to represent the constituencies and states and up to 20 members to represent the union territories (both chosen by direct elections). Between 1952 and 2020, two seats were reserved for members of the Anglo-Indian community. The current elected strength of the Lok Sabha is 543. The party—or coalition of parties—having a majority in the Lok Sabha chooses the Prime Minister of India.[2][3][4]

Quick facts: Member of Parliament, Style, Status, Abbrevia...
Member of Parliament
Lok Sabha, the meeting place of the members.
17th Lok Sabha
since 23 May 2019
  • Honourable (Inside India)
  • His/Her Excellency (Outside India)
Member ofLok Sabha
Reports toSpeaker
SeatParliament of India
Term length5 years; renewable
Constituting instrumentArticle 81 of Constitution of India
Formation26 January 1950
Salary100,000 (US$1,300)
(incl. allowances) per month[1]