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Indian terminology[edit]

"On normal business days the Lok Sabha assembles from eleven o'clock in the forenoon to one o'clock in the afternoon "

"forenoon"?? is this some english word used only in India? - cogent, 15 oct 2004

  • forenoon is an english word meaning period of time between sunrise and noon; i,e morning. It is an older english word not in common use. I changed it to morning.kaal

Union Territory[edit]

What are union territories? Some sort of federally governmed states? A bit like DC in the USA, or what Brussels will become in the next decades? :-) Wouter Lievens 09:56, 8 May 2005 (UTC)

I know it's pretty late, but better late than never. Yes, union territories are federally administered to a large extent although UTs like Pondicherry do have provincial assemblies and Chief Ministers. -- Sundar \talk \contribs 07:27, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Eligibility to contest elections to the Lok Sabha[edit]

Only Citizens of India who are criminally convicted are debarred from standing for Lok Sabha Elections. Those who just have criminal proceedings in courts i.e. not yet convicted, IMHO, are not barred, but instead are required by law to mention all such procedures in their affidavit to be filed to the returning officer of the Election Commission. This information is merely collected to be made public to the electorate along with other information such as the educational background, wealth, tax status, etc.

Therefore changes should be made, but I would rather like to confirm this. Drjagan

I have removed the secretary-general from the list of important members of the house.Secretary general, though the highest ranking officer(equivalent to the rank of Cabinet Secretary of Central govt) of the lok sabha secretariat, is not an elected member of the house.Bharatveer 07:24, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

Lok Sabha Seats and Reservation[edit]

In many Indian States seats for Lok Sabha are also reserved for Scheduled Castes and Tribes.
vkvora 04:00, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
In all, infact.--May the Force be with you! Shreshth91(esperanza elections!) 05:02, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Under "important members of the fourteenth Lok Sabha" is listed the name of the Secretary General also. Is the Secretary General a "member" of the house? Wikwiki 00:37, 30 May 2007 (UTC),,,,,,,,

below powarty line[edit]

i think in india BPL list made very wrong & faulty thats why needy people could not get help so i would like sugestion to prepare a list who are self employed & unoragnisied worker —Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.95.23.103 (talk) 03:50, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

reservations[edit]

What percentage of seats are reserved and for whom? This info should be included. 24.125.38.175 (talk) 02:46, 25 April 2010 (UTC) R.E.D.

Term length[edit]

What is the term length of members elected to the Lok Sabha? Also, when do newly elected members come to office? Blue Rasberry 16:27, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

The term is normally five years after which elections to the parliament are held, however if the government becomes a minority government due to some reason and the prime minister cannot get confidence vote(or loses a no confidence vote called by opposition) the house will be dissolved and fresh elections ordered. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tamicus (talkcontribs) 04:01, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: both articles were moved back a week ago, and there is consensus for this decision. Favonian (talk) 18:55, 25 September 2011 (UTC)


– Wikipedia articles have the titles as Wikipedia:COMMONNAMEs, not official names. Also, even in official usage, the terms "Lok Sabha" official site and "Rajya Sabha" Official site are popular Government of India site. Also, compare news entries: 5 for "House of the People" v/s 2360 for Lok Sabha; 6 for "Council of States" v/s 1150 for "Rajya Sabha" Redtigerxyz Talk 05:38, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Support – As per rationale of nominator, no need to redundantly mention all guidelines for support. — Bill william comptonTalk 05:51, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment I didn't see this move request when I moved the pages back, but if we do need a move request done, it should be a move request from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as they are the longstanding names and no reason that they should not continue to be without any discussion. —SpacemanSpiff 06:31, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
    • Since I've moved this back prior to looking at the discussion I'm not going to close this discussion, but it could be closed as withdrawn as moot by the nominator. —SpacemanSpiff 06:58, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Note — I have corrected "Lok sabha" to "Lok Sabha" in the material at the head of this section. Andrew Gwilliam (talk) 10:11, 18 September 2011 (UTC).
  • Comment — My impression is that "Rajya Sabha" and "Lok Sabha" are the usual form, although I suppose this may be subject to regional variation within India itself.
The official websites for the respective chambers routinely use the forms "Rajya Sabha" and "Lok Sabha".
Using Google, I get 2,240 "News" results for "Lok Sabha" (with the quotation marks) compared with just 11 for "House of the People"; results for "Rajya Sabha" vs. "Council of States" are 1,890 vs. 26.
Using Google for general pages ("Web") I get 2.6 million for "Rajya Sabha" but just 818,000 for "Council of States". Note also that the results for "Council of States" are inflated, as they include references to bodies with the same name existing in other countries. It's only with a "Web" search for "Lok Sabha" vs. "House of the People" that the "constitutional" name gets more results (5.7 million vs. 90 million).
Andrew Gwilliam (talk) 10:11, 18 September 2011 (UTC).
Searches only for "House of the People" are also inflated as many of them refer to bodies other than the Indian one like the "House of the People"in Romania or Afghanistan as well as some things like "House of the People of God", "House of the People of the Sun" etc. --Redtigerxyz Talk 13:15, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha it should be. -Animeshkulkarni (talk) 13:02, 19 September 2011 (UTC)
  • I was the person who made the initial move. I regret that I made the move without proper discussion. Since the rename is against the Wikipedia policy, I withdraw my proposal. I agree that the article names should remain as Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.-- R.Sivanesh © 15:52, 19 September 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Model Code of Conduct[edit]

There is need to put down short summary of Election Model Code of Conduct under this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.160.125.211 (talk) 07:55, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Epelepsy suffering Indians.[edit]

people suffering from Epilepsy should be given concestion on the cost of there medicines and foods due to there condition, for a better india. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 111.119.232.70 (talk) 14:31, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

please update infomap as 4 seats are vacant[edit]

please update the map. 4 seats are vacant — Preceding unsigned comment added by 31.192.111.189 (talk) 09:13, 5 June 2014 (UTC)