17th Lok Sabha
16th Lok Sabha 18th Lok Sabha
Legislative bodyIndian Parliament
Term24 May 2019 –
Election2019 Indian general election
GovernmentThird National Democratic Alliance Government
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Droupadi Murmu
Vice PresidentM. Venkaiah Naidu
Jagdeep Dhankhar
House of the People
Speaker of the HouseOm Birla
Leader of the HouseNarendra Modi
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Leader of the Oppositionvacant
Party controlNational Democratic Alliance

The 17th Lok Sabha was formed by the members elected in the 2019 Indian general election.[1] Elections, all across India, were conducted in seven phases from 11 April 2019 to 19 May 2019 by the Election Commission of India. Counting started officially on the morning of 23 May 2019 and the results were declared on the same day.

Om Birla was elected as the Speaker of the House. As no party holds 10% of the seats to secure the position of Leader of Opposition, currently, there is no Leader of the Opposition. However, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, which is the second largest party.[2][3]

The 17th Lok Sabha has the most women representatives, at 14 percent. 267 members are first-time MPs. 233 members (43 percent) have had criminal charges against them. 475 members have their declared assets to be more than 1 crore (US$130,000); average assets were 20.9 crore (US$2.6 million). Around 39 percent of members are professionally noted to be politicians or involved in social work.[citation needed]


Main article: List of members of the 17th Lok Sabha

Party-wise seat distribution in the 17th Lok Sabha

Party-wise distribution of seats

Party wise distribution as of 4 August 2023
Party Seats Leader in Lok Sabha
BJP 301 Narendra Modi
INC 50 Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
DMK 24 T. R. Baalu
TMC 23 Sudip Bandyopadhyay
YSRCP 22 Midhun Reddy
JD(U) 16 Rajiv Ranjan
SHS 13 Rahul Shewale
BJD 12 Pinaki Misra
BSP 9 Girish Chandra
BRS 9 Nageswara Rao
SS(UBT) 6 Vinayak Raut
RLJP 5 Pashupati Kumar Paras
NCP 4 Supriya Sule
TDP 3 K Ram Mohan Naidu
IUML 3 E. T. Mohammed Basheer
JKNC 3 Farooq Abdullah
CPI(M) 3 P R Natarajan
SP 3 S. T. Hasan
CPI 2 K. Subbarayan
AD(S) 2 Anupriya Patel
SAD 2 Harsimrat Kaur Badal
AIMIM 2 A. Owaisi
AIUDF 1 Badruddin Ajmal
SAD(A) 1 Simranjit Singh Mann
KC(M) 1 T. Chazhikadan
JD(S) 1 Prajwal Revanna
RLP 1 H. Beniwal
NCP 1 Sunil Tatkare
LJP(RV) 1 Chirag Paswan
JMM 1 Vijay Hansdak
AAP 1 Sushil Kumar Rinku
VCK 1 T.Thirumavalan
RSP 1 Premchandran
NDPP 1 T.Yepthomi
AJSU 1 CP Choudhary
NPF 1 Lorho Pfoze
NPEP 1 Agatha Sangma
MNF 1 C. Lalrosanga
SKM 1 I.H Subba
Independent 4[8]
Vacant 5


Party-wise members with criminal charges[9]
Party Elected
Members with
criminal charges
BJP 303 116 39%
INC 52 29 57%
DMK 24 10 43%
JD(U) 16 13 81%
AITC 22 9 41%


10 5 50%


3 2 67%


2 0 0%

The 17th Lok Sabha has the highest ever number of women politicians with a total of 78 which is nearly 14%.[10] The earlier Lok Sabha had 62 women MPs. The average age of 17th Lok Sabha is noted to be 54 years and 12% of MPs are below the age of 40. Chandrani Murmu of BJD from Keonjhar constituency became the youngest member at the age of 25 years, 11 months and nine days and Shafiqur Rahman Barq of SP from Sambhal constituency became the oldest member at the age of 89.[11][12] Education-wise, 43% MPs have graduate-level education, 25% are post-graduates and 4% of members have doctorates in various subjects. Of the total strength, 300 members have been elected as member for the first time and 197 members have been elected second time consecutively i.e. they were a member in the 16th Lok Sabha as well.[10] BJP members Maneka Gandhi from Sultanpur constituency and Santosh Gangwar from Bareilly constituency has been elected to Lok Sabha for the eighth time.[13] Religion-wise, 90.4% members are Hindus and 5.2% are Muslims, with the rest, nearly 4%, being Sikhs, Christians and other minorities.[13]

According to the NGO Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), 233 members (i.e. 43%) have criminal charges against them. Of these, nearly 29% of the cases are rape, murder, attempted murder, or crime against women. Congress MP Dean Kuriakose, of the Idukki constituency in Kerala, has 204 criminal cases.[9]

Financially, the number of members who are crorepati (i.e. with declared assets more than 1 crore (US$130,000)) are 475. Members with more than 5 crore (US$630,000) assets are 266. The average assets of the whole Lok Sabha was 20.9 crore (US$2.6 million) and Nakul Nath of Congress from Chhindwara constituency has the highest declared assets of nearly 660 crore (US$83 million).[14] Nath is followed by H. Vasanthakumar from Kanyakumari constituency, with 417 crore (US$52 million) and D. K. Suresh from Bangalore Rural constituency with 338 crore (US$42 million); both being of Congress party.[15]

Professionally, around 39% noted to be politicians or involved in social work. This is followed by 38% of members declaring as agriculturists and 23% as businessmen.[16]

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A graph of % of bills referred to Parliamentary committees


As of November 2021, during the tenure of the 17th Lok Sabha, 12% of bills were referred to Parliamentary committees for examination.[17][18][19]

See also



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