The present allotment of seats is loosely based on the 1971 Census. As per Carnegie Endowment estimations, if seats are revised according to projected population for 2026, some states could show an increased number of seats, while others may show a decline in the number. Check out the table showing the current seats and projected proportional seats (2026) – Delimitation of Lok Sabha seats and how there could be a change in the dynamics.
|States||Current Seats||Projected Promotional Seats (2026)||Possible Increase/Decrease In Seats (2026)|
|Tamil Nadu||39||31||- 8|
|Andhra Pradesh + Telangana||42||34||- 8|
|West Bengal||42||38||- 4|
|Himachal Pradesh||4||3||- 1|
|Madhya Pradesh||29||33||+ 4|
|Uttar Pradesh||80||91||+ 11|
Note: The number of each state merits is calculated as per the Webster method.
Source: Based on research published by Milan Vaishnav and Jamie Hintson in March 2019 for Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.