Why states failed to control population have more seats in Parliament? High Court asked the question to the central government


Recently, in an order, the Central Government has been asked. The court observed that states like Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh successfully controlled the population. Despite this, the number of MPs in these states was reduced. On the other hand, states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh have failed in population control, yet the number of MPs is high here.

What is the fault of these states

A bench of Justices N Kirubakaran and B Pungalendi passed an order on August 17. It has been said in this order that Tamil Nadu should get compensation for the last 14 elections. The court has told this amount to be around Rs 5600 crore. The Madras High Court said that till 1962 Tamil Nadu used to have 41 Lok Sabha MPs. But after the decrease in population, the number of parliamentary seats here was reduced to 39. The court said that despite no fault of the state, the number of parliamentary representatives was reduced here. In this situation at least the number of Rajya Sabha representatives should have been increased, so that Tamil Nadu’s successful efforts for population control would have been recognized.


Representation is getting weak

The court said that the decision of representation of states in Parliament should not be taken on the basis of population control. The states which failed to implement the Population Control Act got the gift of more representation. Whereas the southern states like Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh lost two seats despite successfully controlling the population. This is also weakening the representation of these states in the government.


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