In the 15th Lok Sabha, MPs participated in 18, 121 debates, asked 1,43,635 Questions and introduced 371 private member Bills.

 

Top MPs by Debates Participated 

Arjun Ram Meghwal from the Bikaner constituency of Rajasthan participated in 430 debates, which is the highest number of debates participated in by any MP in the 15th Lok Sabha. Shailendra Kumar from the Kaushambi constituency of Uttar Pradesh participated in 353 debates while P.L. Punia from Barabanki constituency of Uttar Pradesh participated in 289 debates. 164 MPs participated in less than 10 debates during the term of the 15th Lok Sabha. Of these, 41 participated in zero debates.

 

Name

State

Constituency

Party

Debates

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Rajasthan

Bikaner

Bharatiya Janata Party

430

Shailendra Kumar

Uttar Pradesh

Kaushambi

Samajwadi Party

353

P.L. Punia

Uttar Pradesh

Barabanki

Indian National Congress

289

Bhartruhari Mahtab

Orissa

Cuttack

Biju Janata Dal

234

Virendra Kumar

Madhya Pradesh

Tikamgarh

Bharatiya Janata Party

200

Jagdambika Pal

Uttar Pradesh

Domariyaganj

Indian National Congress

191

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh

Bihar

Vaishali

Rashtriya Janata Dal

179

Mahendrasinh Pruthvisinh Chauhan

Gujarat

Sabarkantha

Bharatiya Janata Party

174

Rajendra Agrawal

Uttar Pradesh

Meerut

Bharatiya Janata Party

172

S.S. Ramasubbu

Tamil Nadu

Tirunelveli

Indian National Congress

171

 

 

Top MPs by Questions Asked

Anandrao Adsul from the Amravati constituency of Maharashtra asked 1266 questions, which is the highest number of questions asked by any MP in the 15th Lok Sabha. Gajanan Dharmshi Babar from the Maval constituency of Maharashtra asked 1176 questions, while Asaduddin Owaisi from Hyderabad constituency of Andhra Pradesh asked 1129 questions. 63 MPs asked zero questions in the duration of the 15th Lok Sabha.

 

Name

State

Constituency

Party

Questions

Anandrao Adsul

Maharashtra

Amravati

Shiv Sena

1266

Gajanan Dharmshi Babar

Maharashtra

Maval

Shiv Sena

1176

Asaduddin Owaisi

Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimmen

1129

Pradeep Kumar Majhi

Orissa

Nabarangpur

Indian National Congress

1101

Shivaji Adhalrao Patil

Maharashtra

Shirur

Shiv Sena

1082

S.S. Ramasubbu

Tamil Nadu

Tirunelveli

Indian National Congress

1063

Eknath Mahadeo Gaikwad

Maharashtra

Mumbai-South-Central

Indian National Congress

1020

Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

Maharashtra

Chandrapur

Bharatiya Janata Party

1005

Dharmendra Yadav

Uttar Pradesh

Badaun

Samajwadi Party

973

Prabhakar Ponnam

Andhra Pradesh

Karimnagar

Indian National Congress

935

 

Top MPs by Private Member Bills

The highest number of Private Member Bills were introduced by Hansraj Gangadhar Ahir from the Chandrapur constituency of Maharashtra. He has introduced 31 private member Bills in the 15th Lok Sabha. Jai Prakash Agarwal from the North East Delhi constituency of Delhi has introduced 23 private member Bills while Arjun Ram Meghwal from the Bikaner constituency of Rajasthan has introduced 20 private member Bills.  437 MPs introduced zero private member Bills during the 15th Lok Sabha.

 

Name

State

Constituency

Party

Private Member Bills

Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

Maharashtra

Chandrapur

Bharatiya Janata Party

31

Jai Prakash Agarwal

Delhi

North East Delhi

Indian National Congress

23

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Rajasthan

Bikaner

Bharatiya Janata Party

20

Mahendrasinh Pruthvisinh Chauhan

Gujarat

Sabarkantha

Bharatiya Janata Party

18

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

West Bengal

Baharampur

Indian National Congress

18

Rajagopal Lagadapati

Andhra Pradesh

Vijayawada

Indian National Congress

12

Baijayant Jay Panda

Orissa

Kendrapara

Biju Janata Dal

12

P.L. Punia

Uttar Pradesh

Barabanki

Indian National Congress

11

Bhola Singh

Bihar

Nawada

Bharatiya Janata Party

10

Kirit Premjibhai Solanki

Gujarat

Ahmedabad West

Bharatiya Janata Party

10

A.T. Nana Patil

Maharashtra

Jalgaon

Bharatiya Janata Party

10

 

Top MPs by Attendance

110 MPs had an attendance of over 90% in Parliament. K. P. Dhanapalan from the Chalakudy constituency of Kerala and Ramesh Kumar from the South Delhi constituency of Delhi had a hundred percent attendance. D.K. Suresh from the Bangalore Rural constituency of Karnataka, Pratibha Singh from the Mandi constituency of Himachal Pradesh also have a hundred percent attendance, but were elected in 2013. 42 MPs had an attendance of less than 50%.

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 fulfil their responsibilities. Attendance during Parliament Sessions also indicates an MPs commitment to give effect to his role.

Please note: This data excludes Ministers as 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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