The supreme legislative body, the Parliament of India comprises of the President and the two Houses -Lok Sabha (House of the People) and Rajya Sabha (Council of States). The Lok Sabha is also known as the Lower House of the parliament of India. In Sanskrit, “Lok” signifies “people” and “Sabha” signifies “assembly”.
The members of the Lok Sabha are the representatives of people who are elected directly by the people on the basis of Universal Adult Suffrage. The strength of the members can go maximum up to 552. 530 members represent the States, while 20 members represent the Union Territories. The President of the country nominates two members from the Anglo-Indian community. The Lok Sabha runs for a period of five years from the date of its first meeting. It ends in two cases only – if the tenure of the government gets completed after five years or if the Lok Sabha gets dissolved due to any political, economic or social issue.