Know More About Your MP in the 17th Lok Sabha

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With a strength of 303, BJP will have the highest number of MPs in the 17th Lok Sabha, with alliance partners adding 50 more seats to the NDA’s contribution.

Of the 542 elected MPs in the 17th Lok Sabha, the BJP’s Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur perhaps has the most interesting profession according to her affidavit to the Election Commission — she is a “beggar” (Bhikshatan).

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has listed his occupation as “public life and political activity,” Amit Shah has listed his professions as social work and agriculture. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has listed his profession as Member of Parliament.

According to an analysis by PRS Legislative Research, 39% of MPs have listed their profession as political and social work. The second most common profession listed was agriculture, while 23% were involved in the business.

Following interactive will present a brief overview of the 17th Lok Sabha MP

In terms of educational qualifications, about 67% of MPs are graduates or postgraduates, while 4% are doctorates. About 11% have studied up to Class 10 or lower.

According to reports 20 MPs have net assets of over 100 crores.


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