ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Social Background of Scheduled Caste Lok Sabha Members, 1962-71

Lok Sabha Members, 1962-71 G Narayana This paper attempts to analyse the changing characteristics of the scheduled caste members of the Third, Fourth and Fifth Lok Sabhas, from 1962 to 1971. It finds that while as a rule the decision makers at the national level reflect a social background different from that of the population which they represent, this contradiction is less evident as far as the scheduled caste members of the earlier Lok Sabha is con- cerned. But over a period, the scheduled caste members have begun to acquire all the characteristic of the general members of the Lok Sabha. This, to an extent, indicates the emerging homogeneity among the Indian political elite.

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