What will be the benefit if Lok Sabha is formed with 1000 seats

President Pranab Mukherjee

Former President Pranab Mukherjee has recently raised the question that after all, how many people can represent the population of a member

In the Second Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial Lecture organized by India Foundation, he said that if we look at the elected representatives in India, then the number of voters is very much in proportion to it.

He said, "The last amendment was made in 1977 about the capacity of the Lok Sabha, which was based on the 1971 census and at that time the population of the country was only 55 crores. But now it has been more than 40 years The population has now more than doubled compared to that time and for this reason it should be thought of removing the restriction on delimitation. "

He said, "Ideally the ban on the number of members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in Parliament should be abolished. But whenever there is talk of increasing the Lok Sabha seats to 1000 and increasing the number of Rajya Sabha seats by the same ratio, do not Systematic problems are argued in favor of doing. "

However, in this statement of his, he aimed at what should be called the majority. He spoke of the leader who took everyone along and said that since 1952 people have given strong mandate to different parties but never voted more than 50 percent of a party.

He said that "A majority in elections gives you the right to form a stable government, but if we believe that if we get an absolute majority in the house then we can do anything and whatever it is, it should not happen. Often punished in the past. "



 The full speech of President Pranab Mukherjee.

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said this month that the government is engaged in the task of creating a new parliament.

Although he did not give more details, he said that "Our effort is that when 75 years of independence is coming home, then we can run a new session of Parliament in the new Parliament".

Experts say that it is believed that in the new parliament there will be more MPs to sit and if the number of leaders increases, then the lack of space will not be difficult.

The last delimitation process was started in 2002 and ended in 2008 and was based on the 2001 census.

Senior journalist TR Ramachandran admits "After this, the way delimitation was not done that way. Now the time for delimitation is coming closer, delimitation is to be done again by 2026".

He says, "If the delimitation occurs again, the number of seats will increase and the seats of the north will increase more while the seats of the south will increase less."

They say that if there is delimitation in 2026, then it will take at least five to seven years. In such a situation, assume that if elections are held after this, then in view of the population, 1000 seats in the Lok Sabha will also be needed.

If seen, according to the 2011 census, Uttar Pradesh has a population of 19.9 crore, while Tamil Nadu has 7 crore and Karnataka 6 crore.

At the same time, there are 80 seats in the Lok Sabha from Uttar Pradesh and 39 and 28 seats in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

On the other hand, Bihar has a population of 10 crores and there are 40 seats in the Lok Sabha. There are 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal with a population of 9 crores.

Kerala (20), Karnataka (28), Tamil Nadu (39), Andhra Pradesh (25) and Telangana (17), together, have 129 representatives in the Lok Sabha.

At the same time, there are 164 representatives in the Lok Sabha with only three states of North India, Bihar (40), Uttar Pradesh (80) and West Bengal (42).

Senior journalist Neerja Chaudhary also believes that there is already a sense of regional imbalance in the states earlier.

She says that in 2018, the South Indian states had expressed displeasure over the distribution of revenue in the Finance Commission and asked why the burden of North India should be on the shoulders of South India.

However, he says that increasing the number of representatives in the parliament and the benefit of small parliamentary constituencies will also benefit the people.

She says "If a member represents 16 to 18 lakh people, how will he be able to contact so many people in the right way. And the amount of money the MP gets for the development of his area will be very less. If the contact Talk that the MP can only send a postcard to the people of his state. "

She says that earlier when it came to giving reservation to women in the Parliament, at that time there was a talk of increasing the number of seats. This was the real reason for the opposition of the parties at that time.

But if seats increase and there is also reservation for women, then it will also be better.

Neerja Chaudhary says that this can be considered keeping in mind the population figures as well as other criteria.

"Two criteria should be taken in this, some population should be there and other things should also be kept in mind. Like if a state is controlling the population, or your development is more than others or your own hard work, your GDP is better than others If it is, it should also be included as a criterion. "

"If we start thinking, some way will come out. Now everything needs to be seen afresh. Nothing bad will come out of it."

Experts believe that it is very important for the former president to initiate this discussion. They believe that now is the time to think of new ways with an open mind so that the delegates going to Parliament can represent their constituency in the right form.