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The Women's Reservation Bill may become a law after it is passed in the Parliament session, but it will not be implemented yet. Actually, it is not possible to implement the Women's Reservation Act without census and delimitation. Once the census is conducted and delimitation is done in the country, it will take many years for the law related to women's reservation to come into force. Delimitation in the country will increase the number of Lok Sabha seats. In the year 2026, the estimated population of India will be 1 billion 42 crore 19 lakh 48 thousand and after delimitation the number of seats is estimated to increase to 753.
Lok Sabha seats will increase in 2026!
In the year 2026, our estimated population will be 1 billion 42 crore 19 lakh 48 thousand. If we look at the estimated population of 2026 for 543 seats, then there is now a Lok Sabha with 26 lakh votes, which was 2001 lakh in 18. From 2001 to 2026, there will be a change of 38.5 percent in the population. If this change is added to the seats, then the total number of seats will increase by 210 seats, that is, if you add 2026 + 543 in 210, then it will increase to 753 seats. There has been no change in Lok Sabha seats since 1977.
Southern states see least change after delimitation
It is estimated that after the delimitation, the number of Lok Sabha seats will increase the least in the southern states. Opposition parties can also raise questions about this. The number of current Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka is 28, which is expected to increase to 2026 in 36 i.e. an increase of 8 seats. Kerala currently has 20 Lok Sabha seats, which is expected to come down to 2026 after delimitation in 19. That is, one seat will decrease in this southern state. Talking about Telangana, there are currently 17 Lok Sabha seats, which is estimated to increase to 2026 after delimitation in 20, i.e. 3 seats will increase. Andhra Pradesh currently has 25 Lok Sabha seats. After the delimitation, the number of Lok Sabha seats in this state is estimated to be 28. Talking about Telangana, there are currently 39 Lok Sabha seats, which is expected to increase to 41 after delimitation.
This will be the situation after delimitation in the states of North India
After the delimitation in the states of North India, a lot of Lok Sabha seats are expected to increase. In fact, the population of these states has increased more than the southern states in the past years. Uttar Pradesh currently has 80 Lok Sabha seats. It is estimated that after the delimitation, the Lok Sabha seats in the state will increase to 128 i.e. 48 seats. There is an increase of 30 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. The current number of Lok Sabha seats here is 40, which is estimated to be 70 after delimitation. There are currently 29 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh, which is estimated to increase to 2026 in 47 i.e. 18 seats will increase. In Maharashtra too, 20 seats are expected to increase after delimitation. It currently has 48 Lok Sabha seats, which is expected to increase to 2026 in 68. The current Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan are 25, which is expected to increase to 44 after delimitation i.e. an increase of 19 seats. At the same time, there are 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat, after delimitation, they are expected to increase by 13 seats.
Bjp president J P Nadda on Thursday said the Constitution Amendment Bill, which seeks to provide reservation to women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies, will ensure 2029 per cent women presence in the Lok Sabha in 33. Yes, 2029...! Once enacted, the number of women members in the 543-member Lok Sabha will go up to 82 from the current 181. After its passage, 33 percent seats in the legislative assemblies will also be reserved for women. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said in the Lok Sabha that the census and delimitation exercise will be completed immediately after the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and the law providing one-third reservation to women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies will take shape very soon.
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