Pune: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Member of Parliament (MP) from Baramati Lok Sabha constituency Supriya Sule topped the list of MPs to ask the highest number of questions across the country.
Interestingly, nine MPs from the State have found a place in the list of top 10 MPs, who have raised the highest number of questions in the Parliament.
Shiv Sena MP from Maval Shrirang Barne bagged the first rank from the State to take part in the maximum number of debates in Lok Sabha from the State. But, sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Pune did not make an impact in 16th Lok Sabha so far.
Parivartan, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has prepared a report card of 571 MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha based on their performance of last five years tenure. Parivartan has released the report card of each MP before the Lok Sabha elections.
Based on the information published by government and funds spent under Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), the organisation did the analysis.
In addition to this, attendance of MPs in Parliament, the average number of questions asked in the Parliament, participation in debates, independent bills proposed and utilisation of MP funds were also analysed.
The organisation released the report card of the MPs on Monday. The report pointed out that Naga People’s Front has asked maximum 1,011 questions in Lok Sabha 2014.
On the other hand, ruling BJP asked 225.81 questions and Congress raised 271 questions. Swabhimani Party is standing last by asking 69 questions in 16th Lok Sabha.
There are five MPs from Maharashtra who has scored maximum attendance in Parliament that includes Arvind Sawant (Shiv Sena, South Mumbai), Gopal Shetty (BJP, North Mumbai), Dr Sunil Gaikwad (BJP, Latur), Supriya Sule (NCP, Baramati) and Rahul Shewale (Shiv Sena, Mumbai South-Central).
Maximum question asked in State
In Maharashtra, five MPs who have asked maximum questions include three MPs from NCP, along with one from Congress and one from Shiv Sena each.
Sule has asked maximum 1,192 questions in her tenure. Shivajirao Adhalrao (Shirur) has asked 1107 questions in 16th Lok Sabha. Dhananjay Mahadik and Vijaysinh Mohite Patil (now in BJP) are among those who asked the maximum number of questions in Parliament.
Maximum private bills and funds’ utilisation
Shrirang Barne has participated in a maximum of 297 debates on Maharashtra. He has also tabled a maximum of 20 private (individual) bills. Shiv Sena MPs Adhalrao Patil tabled the same number of bills.
Dr Kirit Somaiya has spent a maximum of 25.61 crore of MP funds on different developmental work in the State. He is representing Mumbai-North-East constituency. Along with, Somaiya, Rahul Shewale and Poonam Mahajan spent maximum funds Rs 20.88 crore and Rs 20.62 crore respectively. All MPs have given priority to spend funds on railways, road and bridges, education, water supply and electrification.
Gadkari, Geete, Udayanraje on silent MPs list
Union Minister from BJP Nitin Gadkari, Union Cabinet Minister Anant Geete (Shiv Sena), Udayanraje Bhosale (NCP), Madhukar Kukade (NCP) are on silent MPs list in the report card. They never asked a single question in 16th Lok Sabha.
On the other hand, Vijaysinh Mohite (NCP), Rajendra Gavit (BJP) and Madhukar Kukade (NCP) have not participated in debates.