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‘Equal number of MPs can build developed India’

The MPDF said that with the existing inequality in numbers of MPs, the country is unable to bring development.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 2 Jan 2022, 4:59 pm

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To build a developed Bharat (India), an equal number of MPs in Rajya Sabha need to be allotted for each state, including union territories, said secretary Manipur Peoples’ Democratic Front (MPDF), Sapam Samungou Singh on Sunday.

Samungou was speaking to the media at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, Imphal.

He said there are different numbers of MPs for each of the 28 states and nine union territories of the Country. Pointing out an example, he said in Uttar Pradesh there are total 80 MPs in the Parliament where 31 MPs are for Rajya Sabha, whereas for Manipur there are only 2 MPs in the Parliament where one MP is for Rajya Sabha.

With the existing inequality in numbers of MPs, the country is unable to bring development, he added.

In the country, about 77 per cent of the total population belong to those below the poverty line category and to bring development with equal benefit, there needs to bring equality in numbers of MPs in the Parliament for each state and union territories, he added.

First published:2 Jan 2022, 4:59 pm

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