The electorate of the Assembly was never more than a very small fraction of the population of India. In the British House of Commons on 10 November1942, the Labour MP Seymour Cocks asked the Secretary of State for India Leo Amery "What is the electorate for the present Central Legislative
Assembly?" and received the written answer "The total electorate for the last General Election (1934) for the Central Legislative Assembly was1,415,892."
Presidents of the Assembly
Whyte was succeeded on 24 August 1925 by Vithalbhai Patel,who was elected for a second time in 1927. He succeeded in laying down clearly
defined practices and procedures for the business of the Assembly and defended members' rights and privileges. In 1928, he was able to create for thefirst time a separate office for the Assembly, independent of the administration of the Government of India. Patel established the convention that thePresident would neither take part in debates nor vote, except to use his casting vote in favour of the
Sir Muhammad Yakub was the deputy president of the Assembly from 1927 until 1930 and became President in 1930.
Lok Sabha is composed of representative of the people chosen by direct election onthe basis of adult suffrage. The maximum strength of the House envisaged by theConstitution is 552, upto 530 members to represent the States, up to 20 members torepresent the Union Territories and not more than two members of the Anglo-IndianCommunity to be nominated by the President, if, in his opinion, that community isnot adequately represented in the House. The total elective membership is distributed
among the States in such a way that the ratio between the number of seats allotted toeach State and the population of the State is, so far as practicable, the same for allStates. The number is divided among the 28 States and the 7 Union Territories asfollows: States
(1) Andhra Pradesh-- 42
(2) Arunachal Pradesh --2
(3) Assam --14(4) Bihar-- 40