N-E MPs Attend LS Meetings, but Don't Participate

Parliamentarians from the North-Eastern states have been extremely good at attending the Lok Sabha regularly, but their participation in the proceedings leaves much to be desired.

Published: 26th March 2014 08:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th March 2014 09:05 AM   |  A+A-

Parliamentarians from the North-Eastern states have been extremely good at attending the Lok Sabha regularly, but their participation in the proceedings leaves much to be desired.

This is the conclusion of the analysis of the performance of MPs from the North-Eastern states by PRS Legislative Research. The eight North-Eastern states among themselves have 25 seats. However, the analysis does not include the records of the three MPS from Meghalaya and Nagaland - two were ministers and third resigned in 2013.

While the average attendance in the Lok Sabha is 76 per cent, most of the state parliamentarians except for Arunachal Pradesh, surpass this record. Manipur has the best record of 98 per cent, followed by Mizoram at 96 per cent. However, none of them did well in the other criteria, especially in asking questions of the government. The national average for the number of questions asked by an MP is 300.

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