Election history of the current Lok Sabha members
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For 55%, or 299 out of 545 members, this is the first time they have been elected to the Lok Sabha.
19% or 106 out of 545 are in the Lok Sabha for the second time.
Members elected to the most number of Lok Sabhas who are still serving:
Basudeb Acharia of CPI(M) from West Bangal (71 yo)
Manikrao Hodlya Gavit of INC from Maharashtra (79 yo)
They have both been elected nine times.
Sumitra Mahajan of BJP from Madhya Pradesh (70 yo)
has been elected to the Lok Sabha seven times, the maximum for a serving woman.
Indrajit Gupta of CPI from West Bengal
holds the distinction of being elected for the most Lok Sabhas;
a total of eleven times.
Data about India's population was obtained from figures of the 2011 census: http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011census/Age_level_Data/India/Age_data.xls
Data regarding the ages and experience of current and former Lok Sabha members was compiled from the official Lok Sabha website:
http://184.108.40.206/LssNew/Members/MemberSearchByAge.aspx (data for only 537 out of 544 members was available)
Average ages were used instead of the median ages for consistency with last week's post.
Feel free to look at the calculations used for our data: lok-sabha-elected-age-calculations.xls