The youngest MP is 26
Ahmad Hamdullah Sayeed of the Congress is the youngest Member of Parliament. He is 26, just a year more than the qualifying age for contesting an election in India, 25, and represents the beautiful islands of Lakshwadeep in the Arabian Sea.
The other five youngest MPs are:
There are 30 MPs below the age of 35 in this Parliament, another 30 MPs are between the age of 36 and 39.
In all, there are 61 MPs below 39 in the current Parliament of 543 elected members.
The maximum under-35 MPs come from the Congress -- 12, while 4 each from the BJP and Communist Party of India-Marxist.
Uttar Pradesh with 14 has the highest number of young MPs, followed by Maharashtra with 7.
Six under-35 MPs are women.
Text: Archana Masih
Image: Jyoti Mirdha, Shruti Choudhary and Mausam Noor, three young first-time MPs
Photographs: Domal Kamraju
The young slayers
Devji Patel, 32, the BJP MP from Jalore defeated veteran eight-time MP Buta Singh, home minister in Rajiv Gandhi's last Cabinet, and will be among the 17 new faces from Rajasthan.
P K Biju, 34, of the CPI-M is another first-timer from the Alathur seat in Kerala. The first Dalit president of the Student Federation of India, the largest students organisation in India, he is a research scholar in polymer chemistry.
M B Rajesh, 34, the MP from Pallakad in Kerala is another fresh entrant from the CPI-M stable. A former secretary of the Student Federation of India, he holds a masters in economics and a degree in law.
Ashok Tanwar, 33, the Congress MP from Sirsa in Haryana is president of the Youth Congress and a doctoral student at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is married to Avantika Maken, the grand-daughter of former President Shankar Dayal Sharma.
J Shantha, 35, the BJP MP from Bellary, is the lone woman representing Karnataka in Parliament. From the constituency from where Sonia Gandhi won her first election, Shantha, whose brother is a Karnataka minister, defeated the Congress's N Y Hanumanthappa, a former chief justice of Orissa.
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Image: P K Biju, the CPI-M's first-time MP from Alathur in Kerala
Photographs: Photo courtesy: P K Biju's official website