Lok Sabha Party Seats in India

by Manshu on March 20, 2013

in Economy

The market crashed 288 points today as the DMK withdrew their support for the current UPA government and reminded people how fragile a coalition government can be, and indicated that the government will probably need to spend the time till the next election in managing the coalition and not the economy.

I wanted to see what’s the possibility of the government falling down, and while there were a lot of opinions on what will happen now, I didn’t find an easy way to see which parties hold how many seats in the Lok Sabha, and were currently providing support to UPA.

The best page I saw about which parties held how many seats was the page of the Lok Sabha that has the break up of which party holds how many seats in the Lok Sabha.

Here is a chart that breaks down this data for the major parties and then I have pasted the full list under that.

Lok Sabha Seats

Full list:

S.No.
Name of Party Member
1 Indian National Congress(INC) 203
2 Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) 115
3 Samajwadi Party(SP) 22
4 Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) 21
5 Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) 20
6 All India Trinamool Congress(AITC) 19
7 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) 18
8 Communist Party of India (Marxist)(CPI(M)) 16
9 Biju Janata Dal(BJD) 14
10 Shiv Sena(SS) 11
11 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) 9
12 Independent(Ind.) 9
13 Nationalist Congress Party(NCP) 9
14 Telugu Desam Party(TDP) 6
15 Rashtriya Lok Dal(RLD) 5
16 Communist Party of India(CPI) 4
17 Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) 4
18 Jammu and Kashmir National Conference(J&KNC) 3
19 Janata Dal (Secular)(JD(S)) 3
20 Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) 3
21 All India Forward Bloc(AIFB) 2
22 Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) 2
23 Jharkhand Mukti Morcha(JMM) 2
24 Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik)(JVM (P)) 2
25 Revolutionary Socialist Party(RSP) 2
26 Telangana Rashtra Samithi(TRS) 2
27 Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party(YSR Congress Party) 2
28 All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen(AIMIM) 1
29 All India United Democratic Front(AIUDF) 1
30 Asom Gana Parishad(AGP) 1
31 Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi(BVA) 1
32 Bodoland Peoples Front(BPF) 1
33 Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) (HJC) 1
34 Kerala Congress (M) (KC(M)) 1
35 Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(MDMK) 1
36 Nagaland Peoples Front(NPF) 1
37 Sikkim Democratic Front(SDF) 1
38 Swabhimani Paksha(SWP) 1
39 Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi(VCK) 1

The DMK with its 18 members is one of the bigger partners of the UPA and it was useful for me to look at this data in this manner. I have long felt that the biggest threat to the Indian economy’s growth is the political uncertainty and inefficiencies that exist and events such as todays further reinforces that.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Mohit Golchha March 20, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Hi..I have simple qn which I could not digest..I wanted to know how the market is related with the ruling govt..??

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Manshu March 21, 2013 at 7:09 am

Ultimately all economic policy is driven by political parties and that is dependent on ruling government. If the government doesn’t implement good policies, companies can’t make money and employ people and there is no way markets can go up.

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Uday March 20, 2013 at 10:27 pm

The market has become so sensitive and vulnerable to each and every move and happenings in any country.

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Manshu March 21, 2013 at 7:10 am

In such an inter connected world, this is inevitable but I don’t think this factor has changed in the last 10 years or so.

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Uday March 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm

The reason that we depend on the Foreign money to pool in to the market. Whenever they find reasons, they take out their money from the market. If we Indians (more people) invest in stock market, we need not to depend on them and the economy will become stronger.

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