Lok Sabha Honours List 2017 – Our most useless MPs

We know that our MPs hate attending parliament and being productive – but some are worse than others. There is an official record maintained of the activity of all MPs in parliament including attendance, questions raised and debates participated in. It’s been three years since we elected our Lok Sabha. We look at some of our most illustrious parliamentarians who are least bothered to show up or participate in the Lok Sabha.

PRS Legislative Research, tracks all these parameters. The following data is for the period 1st Jun 2014 to 12th Apr 2017Records are not maintained for ministers since they are not mandated to sign attendance registers and initiate debates.

Honour List 1 – MPs with less than 50% attendance in Parliament

These MPs represented you by not  bothering to show up in parliament.

MP namePolitical partyStateConstituencyAttendance
Amarinder Singh
(till Nov '16)
Indian National CongressPunjabAmritsar6%
Gyan SinghBharatiya Janata PartyMadhya PradeshShahdol8%
Adhikari Deepak (Dev)All India Trinamool CongressWest BengalGhatal9%
Muzaffar Hussain BaigJammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic PartyJammu and KashmirBaramulla11%
Rama Chandra HansdahBiju Janata DalOdishaMayurbhanj14%
S.P.Y. ReddyYuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress PartyAndhra PradeshNandyal15%
Vitthalbhai Hansrajbhai RadadiyaBharatiya Janata PartyGujaratPorbandar19%
Suvendu Adhikari
(till May '16)
All India Trinamool CongressWest BengalTamluk21%
Shrimant Chh. Udyanraje Pratapsinhmaharaj BhonsleNationalist Congress PartyMaharashtraSatara27%
Subrata BakshiAll India Trinamool CongressWest BengalKolkata Dakshin27%
Shibu SorenJharkhand Mukti MorchaJharkhandDumka31%
Pradan BaruahBharatiya Janata PartyAssamLakhimpur34%
Tariq Hameed Karra
(till Oct '16)
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic PartyJammu and KashmirSrinagar34%
Dimple YadavSamajwadi PartyUttar PradeshKannauj35%
Prakash Babanna HukkeriIndian National CongressKarnatakaChikkodi35%
Mehbooba Mufti
(till Jul '16)
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic PartyJammu and KashmirAnantnag35%
Abhishek BanerjeeAll India Trinamool CongressWest BengalDiamond Harbour35%
Siraj Uddin AjmalAll India United Democratic FrontAssamBarpeta36%
Naramalli SivaprasadTelugu Desam PartyAndhra PradeshChittoor37%
Y.S. Avinash ReddyYuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress PartyAndhra PradeshKadapa38%
Hema MaliniBharatiya Janata PartyUttar PradeshMathura39%
Sambasiva Rayapati RaoTelugu Desam PartyAndhra PradeshNarasaraopet41%
Sisir Kumar AdhikariAll India Trinamool CongressWest BengalKanthi44%
Anbumani RamadossPattali Makkal KatchiTamil NaduDharmapuri45%
Ashok Shankarrao ChavanIndian National CongressMaharashtraNanded45%
Dayakar PasunooriTelangana Rashtra SamithiTelanganaWarangal46%
Kapil Krishna Thakur
(till Oct '14)
All India Trinamool CongressWest BengalBongaon48%
Kadiyam Srihari
(till Jun '15)
Telangana Rashtra SamithiTelanganaWarangal48%
Sadhu SinghAam Aadmi PartyPunjabFaridkot48%
Dibyendu AdhikariAll India Trinamool CongressWest BengalTamluk48%

A total of 30 MPs had an attendance record of <50%. Of these maximum defaulters (7) are from All India Trinamool Congress, followed by  4 from BJP, 3 from Congress and 3 from Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party.

Honour List 2 – MPs with a record of ZERO participation

These MPs raised zero questions, participated in zero debates and introduced zero private member bills – the trifecta of ineffectiveness.

MP namePolitical partyStateConstituency
Subrata BakshiAll India Trinamool CongressWest BengalKolkata Dakshin
Kapil Krishna Thakur
(till Oct '14)
All India Trinamool CongressWest BengalBongaon
Uma SarenAll India Trinamool CongressWest BengalJhargram
Sreemati Dev Varma (Moon Moon Sen)All India Trinamool CongressWest BengalBankura
Choudhury Mohan JatuaAll India Trinamool CongressWest BengalMathurapur
Gyan SinghBharatiya Janata PartyMadhya PradeshShahdol
Vitthalbhai Hansrajbhai RadadiyaBharatiya Janata PartyGujaratPorbandar
Pradan BaruahBharatiya Janata PartyAssamLakhimpur
Shatrughan SinhaBharatiya Janata PartyBiharPatna Sahib
Murli Manohar JoshiBharatiya Janata PartyUttar PradeshKanpur
Hemendra Chandra Singh
(till Sep '14)
Biju Janata DalOdishaKandhamal
Shibu SorenJharkhand Mukti MorchaJharkhandDumka
Shrimant Chh. Udyanraje Pratapsinhmaharaj BhonsleNationalist Congress PartyMaharashtraSatara
S.P.Y. ReddyYuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress PartyAndhra PradeshNandyal

A total of 14 MPs are on this list. Maximum number of defaulters are from All India Trinamool Congress and BJP – each have 5 MPs on the list.

Honour List 3 – Political parties with the worst (least active) MPs

The political parties with the worst performing MPs are:

  • Aam Aadmi Party
  • All India Trinamool Congress
  • Samajwadi Party
  • Telugu Desam Party

MPs of these 4 parties, have below-average performance in attendance, debate participation, asking questions and introducing private member bills. You can find more details in the table below.

 

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  • Pratik

    No penalty for missing parliament.most colleges need 75 Percent attendance..