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16th Lok Sabha

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Members of the 16th Lok Sabha were elected during the 2014 Indian general election. The elections were conducted in 9 phases from 7 April 2014 to 12 May 2014 by the Election Commission of India.[1] The results of the election were declared on 16 May 2014. The Bharatiya Janata Party (of the NDA) achieved an absolute majority with 282 seats out of 543, 166 seats more than in the previous 15th Lok Sabha. Its PM candidate Narendra Modi took office on 26 May 2014 as the 14th prime minister of India. The first session was convened from 4 to 11 June 2014.[2]

There was no leader of the opposition in the 16th Lok Sabha as the Indian Parliament rules state that a party in the Lok Sabha must have at least 10% (55) of the total seats (545) in order to be considered the opposition party. The Indian National Congress (of the UPA) could only manage 44 seats, while the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party from Tamil Nadu came a close third with 37 seats. Mallikarjun Kharge was declared the leader of the Indian National Congress in the Lok Sabha.[3]

Five sitting members from Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Indian Parliament, were elected to 16th Lok Sabha after the 2014 Indian general election.[4]

The pro-tem Speaker Kamal Nath was administered oath on 4 June 2014[5] & presided over the election of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Sumitra Mahajan was elected as its Speaker on 6 June 2014[6] and would remain in office until the day before the first sitting of the 17th Lok Sabha.[7] M Thambidurai was elected as Deputy Speaker on 13 August 2014.[8]


Seat distribution in the 16th Lok Sabha
Seat distribution in the 16th Lok Sabha

Party-wise Distribution of Seats

Following 36 political parties were represented in 16th Lok Sabha:[9]

Party Abbr. Seats Leader in Lok Sabha
Bharatiya Janata Party BJP 282 Narendra Modi
Indian National Congress INC 44 Mallikarjun Kharge[10]
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam AIADMK 37 Ponnusamy Venugopal / M. Thambidurai[11]
All India Trinamool Congress AITC 33 Sudip Bandyopadhyay[12]
Biju Janata Dal BJD 18 Bhartruhari Mahtab
Shiv Sena SS 18 Anant Geete[13]
Telugu Desam Party TDP 15 Thota Narasimham[14]
Telangana Rashtra Samithi TRS 10 A. P. Jithender Reddy[15]
Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI(M) 9 P. Karunakaran
Samajwadi Party SP 7 Mulayam Singh Yadav
Lok Janshakti Party LJP 6 Ram Vilas Paswan[16]
Nationalist Congress Party NCP 6 Supriya Sule
Aam Aadmi Party AAP 4 Bhagwant Mann[17]
Rashtriya Janata Dal RJD 4 Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav
Shiromani Akali Dal SAD 4 Ranjit Singh Brahmpura
YSR Congress Party YSRCP 8 Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy
All India United Democratic Front AIUDF 3 Badruddin Ajmal
Independents IND 3 -
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party RLSP 3 Upendra Kushwaha
Apna Dal AD 2 Anupriya Patel
Indian National Lok Dal INLD 2 Charanjeet Singh Rori
Indian Union Muslim League IUML 2 E. T. Mohammed Basheer
Janata Dal (Secular) JD(S) 2 H. D. Deve Gowda
Janata Dal (United) JD(U) 2 Kaushalendra Kumar
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha JMM 2 Shibu Soren
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen AIMIM 1 Asaduddin Owaisi
All India N.R. Congress AINRC 1 R. Radhakrishnan
Communist Party of India CPI 1 C. N. Jayadevan
Jammu & Kashmir National Conference JKNC 1 Farooq Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party JKPDP 1 Muzaffar Hussain Baig
Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party NDPP 1 Tokheho Yepthomi
Pattali Makkal Katchi PMK 1 Anbumani Ramadoss
Rashtriya Lok Dal RLD 1 Begum Tabassum Hasan
Revolutionary Socialist Party RSP 1 N. K. Premachandran
Sikkim Democratic Front SDF 1 Prem Das Rai
Swabhimani Paksha SWP 1 Raju Shetti
Nominated Anglo-Indians (Bharatiya Janata Party) NOM 2 Richard Hay and George Baker
Vacant 26 [18] (Anantnag, Ongole, Kadapa, Nellore, Tirupati, Rajampet, Kottayam, Kendrapara, Tura, Katihar, Begusarai, Bangalore South, Wayanad, Kishanganj, Ladakh, Malkajgiri, Peddapalle, Chhindwara, Durg, Khajuraho, Dewas, Ajmer, Dausa, Aska, Viluppuram and Jadavpur)

Criminal background

Case-wise distribution of the 542 members of the 16th Lok Sabha.[19]

  With serious criminal cases (33.68%)
  With non-serious criminal cases (13.47%)
  Without any criminal cases (65.87%)

About one-third of all winners had at least one pending criminal case against them, with