Press Release: Analysis of Performance of MPs of the 17th Lok Sabha

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Press Release
Date: March 26, 2024

Dear Friends,

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) have analysed the performance of the 17th Lok Sabha and MPs. This report has been generated from the data obtained and compiled from Lok Sabha website (https://loksabha.nic.in/ ).

This report includes the analysis of 521 sitting members, ex-members, and the Anglo-Indian nominated members of the 17th Lok Sabha.

For the complete reports in English and Hindi, please see: https://adrindia.org/content/analysis-performance-mps-17th-lok-sabha

Summary and Highlights

  • Out of 240 bills introduced in the 17th Lok Sabha, 222 were passed, 11 bills were withdrawn and 6 bills remain pending. 1 bill was assented.
  • In the 17th Lok Sabha, on average, 559 MPs have asked 165 questions and attended 189 out of 273 sittings.
  • 11 MPs from Chhattisgarh have the highest average attendance in the 17th Lok Sabha. On average they have attended 216 out of 273 sittings.
  • The lowest average attendance has been recorded by 2 MPs from Arunachal Pradesh. On average they have attended 127 out of 273 sittings.
  • Among the states, 49 MPs from Maharashtra have asked the highest number of questions in the 17th Lok Sabha. On average they have asked 315 questions.
  • Among the states, 2 MPs from Manipur have asked the least number of questions. On average they have asked 25 questions.
  • Among the political parties, 3 MPs from TDP have the highest average attendance in the 17th Lok Sabha. On average they have attended 229 out of 273 sittings.
  • Among the political parties, the least attendance has been recorded by 2 MPs from AAP. On average they have attended 57 out of 273 sittings.
  • 5 MPs from NCP have asked the highest number of questions in the 17th Lok Sabha. On average they have asked 410 questions.
  • 2 MPs from Apna Dal (Soneylal) have asked the lowest number of questions. On average they have asked only 5 questions.
  • In the 17th Lok Sabha, Dr. Sukanta Majumdar from BJP, an MP from Balurghat, West Bengal asked the highest number of questions i.e. 596.

 *For the average attendance and average questions, we have taken only those states and parties which have 2 or more MPs.

Analysis of Sessions and Number of Sitting in the 17th Lok Sabha

  • The 17th Lok Sabha held 15 sessions between June 2019 and February 2024. In these five years on average, 17th Lok Sabha sat for 55 days per year.
  • This is the lowest sittings amongst all full-term Lok Sabha.
  • The longest session was the 1st session, from 17th June, 2019 to 6th August, 2019. It had 37 sittings.
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Figure: Number of Sittings Per Session 

Analysis of Bills Introduced and Passed in the 17th Lok Sabha

  • Out of 240 bills introduced in the 17th Lok Sabha, 222 were passed, 11 bills were withdrawn and 6 bills remain pending. 1 bill was assented. 
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Figure: Analysis of Bills in 17th Lok Sabha 

State Wise Analysis of MPs’ Performance in 17th Lok Sabha

  • 11 MPs from Chhattisgarh and 26 MPs from Gujarat have the highest average attendance in the 17th Lok Sabha. On average they have attended 216 out of 273 sittings.
  • The least attendance has been recorded by 2 MPs from Arunachal Pradesh. On average they have attended 127 out of 273 sittings.
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Figure: State Wise Analysis of Attendance of MP

*For the average attendance, we have taken only those states which have 2 or more MPs.

* Including MPs resigned / elected through Bye –Elections

  • 49 MPs from Maharashtra have asked the highest number of questions in the 17th Lok Sabha. On average each MP has asked 315 questions.
  • 2 MPs from Manipur have asked the least number of questions. On average they have asked 25 questions.
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Figure: State Wise Average Number of Questions Asked

  

*For the average questions, we have taken only those states which have 2 or more MPs.

* Including MPs resigned / elected through bye–elections

Party Wise Analysis of MPs’ Performance in 17th Lok Sabha

  • 3 MPs from TDP have the highest average attendance in the 17th Lok Sabha. On average they have attended 229 out of 273 sittings.
  • The least attendance has been recorded by 2 MPs from AAP. On average they have attended 57 out of 273 sittings.
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Figure: Party Wise Analysis of Attendance of MPs


*For the average attendance, we have taken only those parties which have 2 or more MPs.

* Including MPs resigned / elected through Bye –Elections


  • 5 MPs from NCP have asked the highest number of questions in the 17th Lok Sabha. On average each MP has asked 410 questions.
  • 2 MPs from Apna Dal (Soneylal) have asked the lowest number of questions. On average they have asked only 5 questions.
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Figure: Party Wise Questions Asked by MPs 


*For the average questions, we have taken only those parties which have 2 or more MPs.

* Including MPs resigned / elected through Bye –Elections


Top 10 MPs who asked Highest Number of Questions

  • 505 MPs asked a total of 92271 questions.
  • The details of top 10 MPs who have asked the highest number of questions are given below.

S.No.

Name

State

Constituency

Party

Number of Questions Asked

1

Dr. Sukanta Majumdar

West Bengal

Balurghat

BJP

596

2

Shri Sudheer Gupta

Madhya Pradesh

Mandsour

BJP

586

3

Shri Bidyut Baran Mahato

Jharkhand

Jamshedpur

BJP

580

4

Shri Shrirang Appa Barne

Maharashtra

Maval

SHS

579

5

Smt. Supriya Sadanand Sule

Maharashtra

Baramati

NCP

577

6

Dr. Amol Ramsing Kolhe

Maharashtra

Shirur

NCP

570

7

Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre

Maharashtra

Dhule

BJP

556

8

Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

INC

555

9

Prof. Sanjay Sadashivrao Mandlik

Maharashtra

Kolhapur

SHS

553

10

Shri Gajanan Chandrakant Kirtikar

Maharashtra

Mumbai-North-West

SHS

531

 Table: Top 10 MPs who asked Highest Number of Questions
  • Highest number of Questions were related to Health and Family Welfare, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Railways.
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Figure: Top 15 - Category Wise Questions Asked

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IIM Bangalore

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