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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: 43 per cent of newly elected MP's are graduates

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New Delhi, May 26: The importance of education for someone who represents a large number of people in Parliament cannot be overemphasised. Among the newly-elected MPs, 43 per cent are graduates, 25 per cent post graduates, and 4 per cent are doctorates, according to data collated by the PRS Legislative Research.

As many as 394 newly-elected members of the Lok Sabha have at least graduate-level education, according to a think-tank.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: 43 per cent of newly elected MPs are graduates

In the soon-to-be-constituted 17th Lok Sabha, 27 per cent of the MPs have studied till class 12, while in the 16th Lok Sabha 20 per cent MPs had studied till class 12.

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Interestingly, the percentage of MPs elected in the 2014 general elections who do not have a matriculate degree is significantly higher (13 per cent) in comparison to the 15th Lok Sabha (3 per cent).

The current Lok Sabha has only one illiterate MP, a member of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

Since 1996, at least 75 per cent of representatives of each Lok Sabha have been graduates.

BJP-led NDA to a landslide victory with the alliance winning 353 seats, including an unprecedented 303 by the BJP.

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