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The Lok Sabha (House of the People) is the lower house in the Parliament of India. The 6th Lok Sabha, which ran from 23 March 1977 to 22 August 1979 was elected in February and March 1977.[1] 11 sitting members from Rajya Sabha were elected to 6th Lok Sabha after the 1971 Indian general election.[2]

Morarji Desai became the Prime Minister on 24 March 1977 after Janata alliance won 345 seats, 233 more than the previous 5th Lok Sabha.

Charan Singh became the Prime Minister on 28 July 1979 till 14 January 1980, till the formation of next 7th Lok Sabha after the 1980 Indian general election.

Important members

List of members by political party

Members by political party in 6th Lok Sabha are given below[3]-

S.No. Party Name Number of MPs
1 Janata Party (Janata Party) 295
2 Indian National Congress (INC) 154
3 Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) 22
4 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) 18
5 Akali Dal (Akali Dal) 9
6 Independent (Ind.) 9
7 Communist Party (CP) 7
8 Unattached (Unattached) 5
9 Peasants and Workers Party of India (PAWPI) 5
10 Revolutionary Socialist Party (India) (RSP) 4
11 All India Forward Bloc(AIFB) 3
12 Kerala Congress (KC) 2
13 Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) 2
14 Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKN) 2
15 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) 2
16 Jharkhand Party (Jharkhand) 1
17 Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) 1
TOTAL 542

Cabinet

Prime Minister Morarji Desai 24 March 1977 – 28 July 1979
opposition leader C.M. Stephen 24 March 1977 – 28 July 1979
Ministry Minister Term
Agriculture Surjit Singh Barnala 1977–1979
Defence Jagjivan Ram 24 March 1977 – 28 July 1979
External Affairs Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Shyam Nandan Prasad Mishra

26 March 1977 – 28 July 1979

28 July 1979 – 13 January 1980

Finance Haribhai M. Patel 24 March 1977 – 24 January 1979
Home Affairs Charan Singh

Morarji Desai

24 March 1977 – 1 July 1978

1 July 1978 – 28 July 1979

Information and Broadcasting L.K.Advani 1977-1979
Law and Justice Shanti Bhushan

Hans Raj Khanna

1977-1979

1979

Railways Madhu Dandavate 24 March 1977 – 28 July 1979
Education Pratap Chandra Chunder 24 March 1977 – 28 July 1979

See also

1977 Indian general election

References

  1. ^ "General (6th Lok Sabha) Election Results India".
  2. ^ "RAJYA SABHA STATISTICAL INFORMATION (1952-2013)" (PDF). Rajya Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi. 2014. p. 12. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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