The Indian Parliament consists of the person of every district of INDIA i.e. the one who gets elected after the final results of the Parliamentary Elections.
The selected person from every district is known as “Member of Parliament of that very particular district and in very simple language it is known as “Sansad Ji”.
The INDIAN PARLIAMENT now have their members of parliament from every background.
Those groups which are long ago not used to in SANSAD BHAVAN, now representing a district on their behalf.
There has also been an increase in political participation from the Dalits and backward classes.
There is a realisation that when interests and experiences separate us it is important to ensure that communities that have been historically marginalised are given adequate representation.
With this in mind, some seats are reserved in Parliament for SCs and STs. This has been done so that the MPs elected from these constituencies will be familiar with and can represent Dalit and Adivasi interests in Parliament.
Similarly, it has more recently been suggested that there should be reservation of seats for women. This issue is still being debated. Sixty years ago, only four per cent of MPs were women and today it is just above eleven per cent. This is a small share when you consider the fact that half the population are women.