35 MPs have never asked a single question!
Salary and allowances for these politicians must be based on their attendance in parliament. Penalty should be levied on those skipping sessions without genuine reason!
New Delhi – A research conducted recently by PRS India, an organisation that monitors the functioning of the parliament, shows that only 15 MPs have 100% attendance in Lok Sabha while 35 MPs did not even ask a single question. Five of them never participated in the discussions and did not even table a private member’s bill. However, there are 9 MPs who asked more than 250 questions. According to the research conducted between June 1, 2019 and February 13, 2021, the MPs who did not ask a single question included veterans like Congress President Sonia Gandhi, SP’s Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav, BJP’s S. S. Ahluwalia and former minister Radhamohan Singh. Among those who did not ask questions, 17 are from BJP.
- Out of the 15 MPs who had 100% attendance, 11 are from BJP, two each from DMK and a JD (U) MP. BSP’s Atul Kumar Singh has the lowest (2%) attendance. Diamond Harbour’s Abhishek Banerjee asked just one question and had 12% attendance. BJP’s Pushpendrasingh Chandel from Hamirpur participated in the highest number (510) of discussions.
- NCP’s Supriya Sule asked the most number (286) of questions and introduced 4 private members’ bills. BJP’s Subhash Bhamre from Dhule and NCP’s Amol Kolhe from Shirur asked 277 questions each. Shrirang Barne of Maval asked 259 questions and Gajanan Kirtikar of Mumbai North-West asked 255 questions.