Majority Needed to Form A Government in India
As prescribed by the Constitution of India, the maximum strength of Loksabha can be 552. At present, Loksabha consists of 545 seats, including the Anglo-Indian representatives. Hence to have a majority in the Loksabha or to form a government, any political party or coalition should have more than half seats, i.e., at least 273 seats. This type of majority, where more than 50% of the total membership of the house is considered, is known as the absolute majority. An absolute majority is used during the general election for the formation of government at the Center and in the States.
Hence a minimum of 273 seat majority in Loksabha is needed to form a government.