14th Lok Sabha

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The 14th Lok Sabha (17 May 2004 – 18 May 2009) was convened after the Indian general election, 2004 held in four phases during 20 April – 10 May 2004, which led to the formation of First Manmohan Singh Cabinet (2004–2009). The Lok Sabha (House of the People) is the lower house in the Parliament of India.

Important members[edit]

Expulsion of members for contempt of the House[edit]

On 12 December 2005, the Star TV news channel telecast the sting operation Operation Duryodhana, in which 11 Members of Parliament, 10 from Lok Sabha and 1 from Rajya Sabha, were apparently caught on video receiving cash inducements in return for raising questions in the Parliament.[2] Following swift inquiries by the Ethics Committee of Rajya Sabha and a Special Committee of the Lok Sabha the members were found guilty[3] and the motion for their expulsion was adopted in respective Houses.

On 23 December 2005, the following 10 members were ousted from the 14th Lok Sabha as per the adoption of the motion calling for their expulsion:

  1. Narendra Kushwaha (BSP) – Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh
  2. Annasaheb M. K. Patil (BJP) – Erandol, Maharashtra
  3. Y. G. Mahajan (BJP) – Jalgaon, Maharashtra
  4. Manoj Kumar (Rashtriya Janata Dal) – Palamau, Jharkhand
  5. Suresh Chandel (BJP) – Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
  6. Raja Ram Pal (BSP) – Bilhaur, Uttar Pradesh
  7. Lal Chandra Kol (BJP) – Robertsganj, Uttar Pradesh
  8. Pradeep Gandhi (BJP) – Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh
  9. Chandra Pratap Singh (BJP) – Sidhi, Madhya Pradesh
  10. Ramsevak Singh (Congress) – Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

List of members by political party[edit]

S.No. Party Name Party flag Number of MPs
1 Indian National Congress (INC) Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg 141
2 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Flag of Bharatiya Janata Party.png 137
3 Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) South Asian Communist Banner.svg 42
4 Samajwadi Party (SP) Flag of Samajwadi Party.jpg 36
5 Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) RJD Flag.svg 24
6 Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Elephant Bahujan Samaj Party.svg 17
7 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Flag DMK.svg 16
8 Shiv Sena (SS) Shivsena flag.jpg 12
9 Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Biju Janata Dal.jpg 11
10 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) NCP-flag.svg 11
11 Communist Party of India (CPI) South Asian Communist Banner.svg 10
12 Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) 8
13 Independent (Ind.) No flag.svg 6
14 Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) PMK.svg 6
15 Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) 5
16 Telugu Desam Party (TDP) TDPFlag.PNG 5
17 Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) TRS Flag.svg 2
18 Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJSP) Lok Janshakti Party Flag.jpg 4
19 Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) MDMK.svg 4
20 All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) 3
21 Janata Dal (Secular) (JD(S)) JDS-party-symbol.jpg 3
22 Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD)
Indian Election Symbol Hand Pump.png
3
23 Revolutionary Socialist Party (India) (RSP) RSP-flag.svg 3
24 Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)
TRS Flag.svg
3
25 Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Flag of Asom Gana Parishad.svg 2
26 Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (J&KNC) JKNC-flag.svg 2
27 Kerala Congress (KEC) Kerala-Congress-flag.svg 2
28 All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) No flag.svg 1
29 All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) All India Trinamool Congress flag.svg 1
30 Bharatiya Navshakti Party (BNP) No flag.svg 1
31 Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (J&KPDP) Flag of the JKPDP.png 1
32 Mizo National Front (MNF) Mizo National Front Emblem.svg 1
33 Muslim League Kerala State Committee (MLKSC) Flag of the Indian Union Muslim League.svg 1
34 Nagaland Peoples Front (NPF) In nagalandpeoplesfront.PNG 1
35 National Loktantrik Party (NLP) No flag.svg 1
36 Republican Party of India (A) (RPI(A)) Flag of various Republican Parties of India.svg 1
37 Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) Sikkim-Democratic-Front-flag.svg 1

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By-elections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fourteenth Lok Sabha". Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi. 
  2. ^ Operation Durhyodhana by Aniruddha Bahal of Cobrapost, contains extensive details of each interaction.
  3. ^ Report of the Lok Sabha inquiry committee, on Parliament of India website (in PDF format)
  4. ^ Lok Sabha Official Website accessed 19 Oct, 2007.

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