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The persons who were coming in the age group of 18-21 became eligible for voting for which of the following Lok Sabha elections?
A. 7th Lok Sabha
B. 8th Lok Sabha
C. 9th Lok Sabha
D. 10thLok Sabha

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Hint:The Indian Parliament is composed of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and the President of India. Lok Sabha is the lower house of the Parliament and is referred to as the popular chamber of the Indian Parliament. Lok Sabha is the first chamber of parliament, serving the people of India as a whole. Members elected by universal suffrage for adults are members of Lok Sabha.

Complete answer:
Lok Sabha elections -
Members of Parliament (MPs) shall be elected from States, Union Territories or appointed from a field of special expertise. Elections to Lok Sabha take place every five years in the name of the general election.
Article 326 of the Constitution states that the elections to the House of the People and the Legislative Assembly of each State shall be on the basis of adult suffrage, that would be to say, that the age of a person should not be less than 21 years.
It has been noticed that several countries have described 18 years of age as the voting age. In our country, some state governments have adopted the age of 18 for elections to local authorities. Today's youth are educated and enlightened, and the reduction of the voting age would give the unrepresented youth of the nation a chance to breathe new life into their feelings and help them become part of the political process. So the voting age was reduced from 21 to 18 years under the 61st Constitutional Amendment Act, 1988.

The Answer is Option C - 9th Lok Sabha.

Note: The overall strength of the House envisaged by the Constitution is 552, which consists of the election of up to 530 representatives to serve the States, up to 20 members to represent the Union Territories and not more than two members of the Anglo-Indian Community to be elected by the Hon'ble President if in his view, the Community is not properly represented in the House.