Parliament of India

Coordinates: 28°37′2″N 77°12′29″E / 28.61722°N 77.20806°E / 28.61722; 77.20806

Parliament of India

Bhāratīya Sansad
Parliament of India
Type
Type
HousesRajya Sabha (Upper house)
Lok Sabha (Lower house)
History
Founded26 January 1950 (71 years ago) (1950-01-26)
Preceded byConstituent Assembly of India
Leadership
Harivansh Narayan Singh[3], JDU
since 14 September 2020
Piyush Goyal[4], BJP
since 14 July 2021
Mallikarjun Kharge, INC
since 15 February 2021
Vacant
since 23 May 2019
Vacant (Since 26 May 2014, No party has 10% Seats, other than BJP)
Structure
Seats788
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Rajya Sabha political groups
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Lok Sabha political groups
Elections
Single transferable vote
First-past-the-post
Rajya Sabha last election
2 November 2020
Lok Sabha last election
11 April – 19 May 2019
Rajya Sabha next election
2021
Lok Sabha next election
May 2024
Meeting place
Sansad Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi, India
Website
parliamentofindia.nic.in
Constitution
Constitution of India
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The Parliament of India (IAST: Bhāratīya Sansad) is the supreme legislative body of the Republic of India. It is a bicameral legislature composed of the President of India and the two houses: the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) and the Lok Sabha (House of the People). The President in his role as head of legislature has full powers to summon and prorogue either house of Parliament or to dissolve Lok Sabha. The president can exercise these powers only upon the advice of the Prime Minister and his Union Council of Ministers.

Those elected or nominated (by the President) to either house of Parliament are referred to as Members of Parliament (MP). The Members of Parliament, Lok Sabha are directly elected by the Indian public voting in Single-member districts and the Members of Parliament, Rajya Sabha are elected by the members of all State Legislative Assembly by proportional representation. The Parliament has a sanctioned strength of 543 in Lok Sabha and 245 in Rajya Sabha including the 12 nominees from the expertise of different fields of science, culture, art and history. The Parliament meets at Sansad Bhavan in New Delhi.

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  2. ^ "Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as Vice-President". The Hindu. New Delhi, India. 11 August 2017. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Harivansh Narayan Singh re-elected Rajya Sabha deputy chairman | India News - Times of India". The Times of India. 14 September 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Minister Piyush Goyal To Be Leader Of House In Rajya Sabha". NDTV. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Om Birla unanimously elected Lok Sabha Speaker, PM Modi heaps praises on BJP colleague". India Today. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Narendra Modi is sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India". The Times of India. 26 May 2014. Archived from the original on 6 September 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014.

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