G. Basu of Our Associated
Firm in India
Is Elected to Parliament
ON WRITING A LETTER OF CONGRATULATIONS to Gurugobinda Basu
of our associated firm in India, after Mr. Basu's return to the Indian
Parliament, Leroy Schadlich of our San Francisco Office received the
My dear Schadlich,
It was nice to receive your letter of the 3rd instant this morning.
I am glad that my election to the House of the People has pleased
you and my other friends in TROBAS.
As you are aware, India is a democratic country, its government
being in the hands of the people and elected on the basis of adult
franchise. Every five years we have a general election under which
the Government and the Parliament are dissolved. During the last
general election the total number of voters on our electoral roll was
210 millions, 50% of whom exercised the franchise, on the average.
Our Parliament is divided into two Houses: (1) House of the
People called "Lok Sabha" ("Lok" meaning "people," "Sabha"
meaning " house") and (2) Rajya Sabha meaning the Ijpper House.
The number of elective membership in the House of the People is
489 out of a total of 505.
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