17th Lok Sabha

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17th Lok Sabha
16th Lok Sabha 18th Lok Sabha
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Legislative bodyIndian Parliament
Term24 May 2019 –
Election2019 Indian general election
GovernmentThird National Democratic Alliance Government
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Droupadi Murmu
Vice PresidentM. Venkaiah Naidu
Jagdeep Dhankhar
House of the People
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Speaker of the HouseOm Birla
Leader of the HouseNarendra Modi
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Leader of the OppositionVacant
since 26 May 2014
Party controlNational Democratic Alliance

The 17th Lok Sabha was formed by the members elected in the 2019 Indian general election.[1] Elections, all across India, were conducted in seven phases from 11 April 2019 to 19 May 2019 by the Election Commission of India. Counting started officially on the morning of 23 May 2019 and the results were declared on the same day.

Om Birla was elected as the Speaker of the House. As no party holds 10% of the seats to secure the position of Leader of Opposition, currently, there is no Leader of the Opposition. However, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, which is the second largest party.[2][3]

The 17th Lok Sabha has the most women representatives, at 14 percent. 267 members are first-time MPs. 233 members (43 percent) have had criminal charges against them. 475 members have their declared assets to be more than 1 crore (US$130,000); average assets were 20.9 crore (US$2.6 million). Around 39 percent of members are professionally noted to be politicians or involved in social work.[citation needed]


Party-wise seat distribution in the 17th Lok Sabha

Party-wise distribution of seats[edit]

Party wise distribution as of 1 January 2022[1][a]
Party Abbr. Seats Leader in Lok Sabha
Bharatiya Janata Party BJP 303 Narendra Modi
Indian National Congress INC 53 Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury[9]
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam DMK 24[a] T. R. Baalu[10]
All India Trinamool Congress AITC 23 Sudip Bandyopadhyay[11]
YSR Congress Party YSRCP 22 P. V. Midhun Reddy[12]
Shiv Sena SS 19 Rahul Shewale[13]
Janata Dal (United) JD(U) 16 Rajiv Ranjan Singh[14]
Biju Janata Dal BJD 12 Pinaki Misra[15]
Bahujan Samaj Party BSP 10 Kunwar Danish Ali (till July 2019)
Shyam Singh Yadav[b][17]
Telangana Rashtra Samithi TRS 9 Nama Nageswara Rao[18]
Lok Janshakti Party LJP 6 Pashupati Kumar Paras[19]
Nationalist Congress Party NCP 5 Supriya Sule
Samajwadi Party SP 3 S. T. Hasan
Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI(M) 3 P. R. Natarajan
Indian Union Muslim League IUML 3 E. T. Mohammed Basheer
Jammu & Kashmir National Conference JKNC 3 Farooq Abdullah
Telugu Desam Party TDP 3 Galla Jayadev
Communist Party of India CPI 2 K. Subbarayan
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen AIMIM 2 Asaduddin Owaisi
Shiromani Akali Dal SAD 2 Sukhbir Singh Badal
Apna Dal (Sonelal) AD(S) 2 Anupriya Patel
Janata Dal (Secular) JD(S) 1 Prajwal Revanna
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha JMM 1 Vijay Hansdak
All Jharkhand Students Union AJSU 1 Chandra Prakash Choudhary
Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party NDPP 1 Tokheho Yepthomi
National Peoples Party NPP 1 Agatha Sangma
Naga People's Front NPF 1 Lorho S. Pfoze
Revolutionary Socialist Party RSP 1 N. K. Premachandran
Kerala Congress (Mani) KC(M) 1 Thomas Chazhikadan
Mizo National Front MNF 1 C. Lalrosanga
Sikkim Krantikari Morcha SKM 1 Indra Hang Subba
Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi VCK 1 Thirumavalavan
All India United Democratic Front AIUDF 1 Badruddin Ajmal
Rashtriya Loktantrik Party RLP 1 Hanuman Beniwal
Independents IND. 6  –
TOTAL 543  –
Vacant VAC. 2  –


Party-wise members with criminal charges[20]
Party Elected
Members with
criminal charges
BJP 303 116 39%
INC 52 29 57%
DMK 24 10 43%
JD(U) 16 13 81%
AITC 22 9 41%

The 17th Lok Sabha has the highest ever number of women politicians with a total of 78 which is nearly 14%.[21] The earlier Lok Sabha had 62 women MPs. The average age of 17th Lok Sabha is noted to be 54 years and 12% of MPs are below the age of 40. Chandrani Murmu of BJD from Keonjhar constituency became the youngest member at the age of 25 years, 11 months and nine days and Shafiqur Rahman Barq of SP from Sambhal constituency became the oldest member at the age of 89.[22][23] Education-wise, 43% MPs have graduate-level education, 25% are post-graduates and 4% of members have doctorates in various subjects. Of the total strength, 300 members have been elected as member for the first time and 197 members have been elected second time consecutively i.e. they were a member in the 16th Lok Sabha as well.[21] BJP members Maneka Gandhi from Sultanpur constituency and Santosh Gangwar from Bareilly constituency has been elected to Lok Sabha for the eighth time.[24] Religion-wise, 90.4% members are Hindus and 5.2% are Muslims, with the rest, nearly 4%, being Sikhs, Christians and other minorities.[24]

According to the NGO Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), 233 members (i.e. 43%) have criminal charges against them. Of these, nearly 29% of the cases are rape, murder, attempted murder, or crime against women. Congress MP Dean Kuriakose, of the Idukki constituency in Kerala, has 204 criminal cases.[20]

Financially, the number of members who are crorepati (i.e. with declared assets more than 1 crore (US$130,000)) are 475. Members with more than 5 crore (US$630,000) assets are 266. The average assets of the whole Lok Sabha was 20.9 crore (US$2.6 million) and Nakul Nath of Congress from Chhindwara constituency has the highest declared assets of nearly 660 crore (US$83 million).[25] Nath is followed by H. Vasanthakumar from Kanyakumari constituency, with 417 crore (US$52 million) and D. K. Suresh from Bangalore Rural constituency with 338 crore (US$42 million); both being of Congress party.[26]

Professionally, around 39% noted to be politicians or involved in social work. This is followed by 38% of members declaring as agriculturists and 23% as businessmen.[27]

A graph of % of bills referred to Parliamentary committees


As of November 2021, during the tenure of the 17th Lok Sabha, 12% of bills were referred to Parliamentary committees for examination.[28][29][30]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Elections in Vellore constituency were held later in August 2019 and won by DMK. The same has been included in table making their total to 24.[8]
  2. ^ Kunwar Danish Ali was removed as Leader of House and replaced with Shyam Singh Yadav after Ali went against the party's decision to support revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status in Lok Sabha.[16]


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  3. ^ "After Derek O'Brien, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Asks Standing Committee to Discuss 'Tek Fog'". The Wire. 12 January 2022. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Om Birla unanimously elected as the speaker of Lok Sabha". Economic Times. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
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  13. ^ "Shiv Sena appoints Vinayak Raut as party leader for Lok Sabha". Hindustan Times. 15 June 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Rajiv Ranjan Singh is JDU Parliamentary party leader in Lok Sabha". Business Standard. 11 June 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Pinaki Misra appointed BJD parliamentary party leader in Lok Sabha". The Times of India. 2 June 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  16. ^ Mathur, Swati (8 August 2019). "Danish Ali removed as floor leader of BSP in LS for refusing to toe party line on J&K". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  17. ^ "BSP appoints Munquad Ali as UP party chief, Danish Ali removed as leader in LS". India Today. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Nama Nageswara Rao elected TRS leader in Lok Sabha". Business Standard. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  19. ^ Mishra, Himanshu (14 June 2021). "Pashupati Paras replaces Chirag Paswan as leader of LJP Parliamentary party in Lok Sabha". India Today. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  20. ^ a b "43% newly-elected Lok Sabha MPs have criminal record: ADR". The Hindu. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  21. ^ a b Khanna, Pretika (24 May 2019). "At 14%, 17th Lok Sabha has the highest number of women MPs". Live Mint. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  22. ^ "BJD's Chandrani Murmu, 25, becomes youngest Member of Parliament". MSN. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  23. ^ Chaudhary, Anjan Kumar (28 May 2019). "17वीं लोकसभा के सबसे यंग और सबसे बूढ़े सांसद को जानिए". One India (in Hindi). Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  24. ^ a b "From faith to gender and profession to caste: A profile of the 17th Lok Sabha". Hindustan Times. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  25. ^ Deuskar, Nachiket (27 May 2019). "Composition of 17th Lok Sabha: Women's representation, education and professional backgrounds". Money Control. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  26. ^ "With Assets Worth Rs 660 Crore, Kamal Nath's Son Tops List of 475 Crorepati MPs in New Lok Sabha: Report". News 18. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  27. ^ Rai, Kavya (22 June 2019). "What does the 17th Lok Sabha look like?". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  28. ^ "The Importance of Parliamentary Committees". PRS Legislative Research. Archived from the original on 11 July 2022. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  29. ^ "Only one bill in monsoon session sent to parliamentary committee". mint. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  30. ^ "Graph". LiveMint. Retrieved 29 November 2021.

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