How did the 17th Lok Sabha perform?

240 bills introduced, 222 passed: An ADR analysis

GN Bureau | March 26, 2024


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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and colleagues, ahead of the presentation of Union Budget on February 1, 2023 (File photo, for representation only)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and colleagues, ahead of the presentation of Union Budget on February 1, 2023 (File photo, for representation only)

As many as 240 bills were introduced in the 17th Lok Sabha, and 222 of them were passed, while 11 bills were withdrawn and 6 bills remain pending; 1 bill was assented. During this Lok Sabha, on average, 559 MPs have asked 165 questions and attended 189 out of 273 sittings.

These are among the findings of an analysis made by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW), based on the data obtained and compiled from Lok Sabha website (https://loksabha.nic.in/ ).

The full analysis includes the analysis of 521 sitting members, ex-members, and the Anglo-Indian nominated members of the 17th Lok Sabha. The full report can be found here: https://adrindia.org/content/analysis-performance-mps-17th-lok-sabha

Among other highlights:

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.

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

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.

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.

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.
•    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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