The eight Northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur,
Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura have 25 constituencies
between them.

Members of Parliament have four important responsibilities: to pass
laws, ensure that the government performs its duties satisfactorily,
represent the views and aspirations of the people of their constituency
in Parliament and to approve and oversee the financial proposals of the
government. Debates, Questions and Private Member Bills are important
mechanisms by which MPs fulfill their responsibilities. Attendance
during Parliament Sessions also indicates an MPs commitment to give
effect to his role.

Below we have listed the national and state averages for Arunachal
Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura. State averages are
unavailable for Meghalaya and Nagaland (Meghalaya’s two MPs were
Ministers until 2012 while CM Chang from Nagaland resigned from Lok
Sabha in 2013).

  • Manipur has the highest average attendance of 98%. Most
    Northeastern states score higher than the national attendance average of
    76%.
  • P.D. Rai from Sikkim has the highest number of debates spoken (70). The national average for debates spoken is 38.
  • Badruddin Ajmal has asked the most questions (320) with Khagen Das
    from Tripura a close second (310). The national questions average is
    300.
  • Bijoya Chakravarty from Assam has introduced the most number of
    private member bills (4). The national average for introduction of
    private member bills is 0.8.
State National Debates average National Private Member Bills average National Questions average National Attendance average State's Debates average State's Private Member Bills  average State's Questions average State's Attendance average
Arunachal Pradesh 37.9 0.8 300 76% 13.8 0 59 75%
Assam 37.9 0.8 300 76% 22.1 0.5 83 80%
Manipur 37.9 0.8 300 76% 29 0.5 107 98%
Mizoram 37.9 0.8 300 76% 2 0 12 96%
Sikkim 37.9 0.8 300 76% 70 1 180 87%
Tripura 37.9 0.8 300 76% 21.5 0.5 155 80%
Source:
PRS Legislative Research                                                
                                                                       
        Note: Data includes all MPs except Ministers. State averages
are unavailable for Nagaland and Meghalaya as both the MPs from the
Meghalaya were Ministers at one point and the one MP from Nagaland
resigned in the middle of the term. Ministers represent the government
in debates, so we do not report their participation.  They do not sign
the attendance register, ask questions, or introduce private member
bills.

                              

 
 
MP name State Constituency Political party Debates Private Member Bills Questions Attendance Notes
Ninong Ering Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal East Indian National Congress 19 0 26 88% Participation details for this MP are available until October, 2012 as he was appointed a Minister then.
Takam Sanjoy Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal West Indian National Congress 5 0 76 63%  
Badruddin Ajmal Assam Dhubri Assam United Democratic Front 30 0 320 49%  
Bijoy Krishna Handique Assam Jorhat Indian National Congress 0 0 1 92% Participation details for this MP are available from 13th July, 2011 as he was a Minister until then.
Bijoya Chakravarty Assam Gauhati Bharatiya Janata Party 37 4 53 84%  
Biren Singh Engti Assam Autonomous District Indian National Congress 2 0 0 96%  
Dip Gogoi Assam Kaliabor Indian National Congress 0 0 0 79%  
Ismail Hussain Assam Barpeta Indian National Congress 0 0 0 94%  
Joseph Toppo Assam Tezpur Asom Gana Parishad 21 0 147 76%  
Kabindra Purkayastha Assam Silchar Bharatiya Janata Party 34 1 130 87%  
Lalit Mohan Suklabaidya Assam Karimganj Indian National Congress 24 0 22 95%  
Paban Singh Ghatowar Assam Dibrugarh Indian National Congress 9 0 18 91% Participation details for this MP are available until July, 2011 as he was appointed a Minister then.
Rajen Gohain Assam Nawgong Bharatiya Janata Party 8 0 87 53%  
Ramen Deka Assam Mangaldoi Bharatiya Janata Party 62 2 178 83%  
Ranee Narah Assam Lakhimpur Indian National Congress 3 0 7 83% Participation details for this MP are available until October, 2012 as she was appointed a Minister then.
Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary Assam Kokrajhar Bodoland People's Front 51 0 100 64%  
Thangso Baite Manipur Outer Manipur Indian National Congress 3 0 9 98%  
Thokchom Meinya Manipur Inner Manipur Indian National Congress 55 1 204 99%  
Agatha K. Sangma Meghalaya Tura Nationalist Congress Party 0 0 0 49% Participation details for this MP are available from 28th October, 2012 as she was a Minister until then.
Vincent H Pala Meghalaya Shillong Indian National Congress 3 0 28 84% Participation details for this MP are available from 21st October, 2012 as he was a Minister until then.
C. L. Ruala Mizoram Mizoram Indian National Congress 2 0 12 96%  
C. M. Chang Nagaland Nagaland Nagaland People's Front 1 0 33 78% Participation details for this MP are available until 21st September, 2013 as he resigned from the Lok Sabha on that date.
Prem Das Rai Sikkim Sikkim Sikkim Democratic Front 70 1 180 87%  
Baju Ban Riyan Tripura Tripura East Communist Party of India (Marxist) 6 0 0 85%  
Khagen Das Tripura Tripura West Communist Party of India (Marxist) 37 1 310 75%  
Source: PRS
Legislative Research                                                    
                                                                       
          Note: Ministers represent the government in debates, and they
do not sign the attendance register, ask questions, or introduce
private member bills.

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