“Tamil Nadu has faced “”unfair”” political representation in the Lok Sabha since 1962 after the state managed to successfully bring down its population, the Madras high court said recently. In its order passed on August 17, the court asked the centre to see if the Lok Sabha representation of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh – the other state that has seen a drop in representation in the parliament – be restored, or to see if the two can be compensated monetarily. The court pegged the monetary compensation to Tamil Nadu at ₹ 5,600 crore. In this episode of the Editorial our Managing Editor Mr Sujit Nair shares his take.
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