The Lok Sabha (House of the People) was duly constituted for the first time on 17 April, 1952 after the first General Elections held from 25 October, 1951 to 21 February, 1952. The first Session of the First Lok Sabha commenced on 13 May, 1952. The Lok Sabha is composed of representatives of the people chosen by direct election on the basis of adult suffrage. Hence it is called the Popular Chamber. The quorum to constitute a sitting of the House is one-tenth of the total number of Members of the House under article 100(3) of the Constitution.