Changing Political Representation in India

Changing Political Representation in India

By V A Pai Panandiker and Arun Sud

The Lok Sabha is perhaps the best mirror of the changing political configuration in India. As the elected Lower House of the Indian Parliament. It immediately reflects the type of changes which are emerging in the Indian body polity.

The study examines the basic nature of the emerging representation in the Lok Sabha, especially in the ruling party, with respect to the age composition, representation of women, the legislative experience, the educational level and most important of all the occupational background of the Members of Lok Sabha. The study looks at the data at the State level also giving a disaggregated picture.

The study is confined to the First, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Lok Sabha. Its conclusions are of basic interest to the students of the Indian politics and political development.

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