What are Lok Sabha elections?

Last updated on May 28, 2024

Through the Lok Sabha elections you are electing the Members of Parliament1 who will represent your constituency at the national level.

A representative elected in the General Elections is elected for a term of 5 years to the lower house of the Parliament.2

The Lok Sabha elections also decide who will be the Prime Minister of our country. Through these elections, the winning party is decided who will nominate the person to be the Prime Minister.

Every state is equitably represented in Lok Sabha. A state is divided into constituencies based on where people live and how many people live there and one member from each constituency is elected to represent them in the Lok Sabha as a Member of Parliament.

The Lok Sabha, also known as the House of the People or the Lower House of the Parliament, is composed of 550 members3 who represent the people of India across all states and territories. The elections for the Lok Sabha are also commonly known as the General Elections.

  1. Article 79, Constitution of India, 1950. []
  2. Article 83(2), Constitution of India, 1950. []
  3. Article 81, Constitution of India, 1950. []

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