Kirron Kher leads actor MPs in attendance, Rekha finishes last


New Delhi, Sep 3 (PTI) BJP MP Kirron Kher leads theactor-turned-MPs in attending Parliament sessions, while Rekhahas finished last. According to the PRS Legislative Research, a non-profitorganisation that keeps records of legislative developments inParliament, Kher, who represents Chandigarh, 85 percentattendance, maximum among actors. She was followed by Paresh Rawal, BJP MP from AhmedabadEast constituency, TMC’s Satabdi Roy representing Birbhum andBhojpuri actor-singer and BJP lawmaker from Northeast DelhiManoj Tiwari, all of whom registered attendance of 76 percent. The national average attendance for a Lok Sabha MP is 82per cent and 79 per cent in the Rajya Sabha. Actress Hema Malini, representing Mathura, has 37 percent attendance. She participated in 10 debates and asked 113questions. Dev Adhikari, TMC MP from Ghatal, also had a meagreattendance of 9 per cent. The Agnishapath actor participatedin just one debate and is yet to ask any question. Another TMC Rajya Sabha MP and veteran actor MithunChakraborty also recorded a poor attendance of 10 per cent.The 66-year-old actor, whose term started in April 2014, hasneither asked any question nor has participated in any debate. Actress Rekha’s attendance was the lowest among actors asshe clocked an abysmal 5 per cent. Nominated to the RajyaSabha in April 2012, the actress has not asked a singlequestion nor participated in any discussion. TMC’s Moon Moon Sen and Tapas Paul have attendance of 70and 64 per cent respectively. Vinod Khanna, BJP lawmakerrepresenting Gurdaspur, clocked 59 per cent attendance. Stand up comedian-turned-politician Bhagwant Mann, whorepresents Sangrur in Punjab, has recorded an attendance of 64per cent, having participated in 79 debates and asked 39questions. Biju Janata Dal’s Lok Sabha MP and Odia actor SidhantMohapatra recorded an attendance of 68 per cent, while itsRajya Sabha MP Anubhav Mohanty had 70 per cent attendance. Heparticipated in 31 debates and asked 209 questions. Actress Jaya Bachchan, a Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabhamember from Uttar Pradesh, clocked 74 per cent attendance,while BJP’s Lok Sabha MP from Patna Sahib Shatrughan Sinha had68 per cent attendance. The voluble ‘Shotgun’, however, hasneither asked any question nor participated in any debate. PTIPR SKDIP


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