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AP to extend 5 more MP seats

AP to extend 5 more MP seats
AP to extend 5 more MP seats

After the next delimitation, Andhra Pradesh is likely to have 5 more MP seats. The Central government had proposed to increase the Parliament seats after the 2026 census.

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With 543 members in the Lok Sabha and 245 members in Rajya Sabha, the new Parliament House will accommodate 888 members in both the Houses, against 788 members now. At present, the state contains 25 Lok Sabha members and 11 Rajya Sabha members.

In the delimitation, the Parliament committee had proposed to add 3 new Lok Sabha seats and 2 Rajya Sabha seats, taking the total to 28 Lok Sabha seats and 33 Rajya Sabha seats. The AP Reorganisation Act 2014 had already promised the increase of Assembly seats from 175 to 225.

The census was due in last year but could not be carried out ascribing to the spreading Covid 19 pandemic. The Centre has committed to commence the census work from 2026 and take up the delimitation of the Parliament and Assembly constituencies. 

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