SRINAGAR Members of Parliament (MPs) from Kashmir Valley have been very poor at raising questions as well as on participating in debates, as per data from the 16th Lok Sabha.
Muzaffar Hussain Baig even recorded extremely low attendance compared to national average of 80% by all MPs during the sessions of the outgoing Lok Sabha. Baig, who during the tenure as MP described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Gods choice for India and the next man of the millennium, had only 11 percent attendance.
He raised meager 19 questions than the national average of 285 and also remained behind the national average in debate participation3 out of 65.3.
Farooq Abdullah, who won by-election from Srinagar after Tariq Hameed Karra quit PDP, on an average, clocked 71 % attendance, slightly lower than the national average of 80%. However he has been no different to Baig in raising the questions as he asked 13 of them.
As per figures compiled by the research institute PRS Legislative Research, Farooqs participation was 2.
Compared to them, Asaduddin Owaisi, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief, clocked 82% attendance and raised 719 questions while his debate participation was 62. He also introduced two private members bills against 2.2 on national average. Compared to him, Baig and Farooq introduced none.
Further, as many as 50 MPs from Maharashtra asked the highest number of questions in the 16th Lok Sabha. On an average, each of them asked 534.
On the attendance front, two MPs from Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) have the highest average attendance and they attended 264 sittings.
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