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Rahul didn't ask any question in 16th Lok Sabha

IANS  |  Lucknow 

and was among the top leaders who did not pose a single query during Question Hour in the 16th Lok Sabha, research by a website shows.

Of the whopping 1.42 lakh questions asked in the between 2014 and 2019, the Gandhi scion's silence was noticeable even as Supriya Sule, and (all from NCP) posed the maximum number of questions in the

Research by the website parliamentarybusiness.com, its told IANS, showed that the 48-year-old Gandhi was one of the 31 MPs across the spectrum who did not ask any question during the five-year tenure of the 16th

Data reveals that 171 MPs asked questions relating to farmers' suicides. In addition, a majority of questions were asked on issues relating to finance, health, family welfare and the railways.

The other notables in the no-question-list include former H.D. Deve Gowda, BJP veteran and former L.K. Advani, and

Both Modi and Gandhi also failed in spending their quota of Rs 5 crore per annum MPLAD funds as well, the research claimed.

While the spent 62.96 per cent in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, the exhausted 60.56 per cent of his funds. Among the MPs who have spent 95 per cent and more are Murali Manohar Joshi, Giriraj Singh, and (all BJP).

Bhairon (BJP) and Kulmani Samal (BJD) clocked 100 per cent.

Overall, almost 80 per cent attendance was recorded by the members of the 16th Lok Sabha during the past five years. Of these, 80.34 per cent was by male members, a wee bit more than the 77.98 per cent logged by women members.

Ninety-four per cent of the members participated in debates on various issues raised in the House. A total of 32,314 discussions were held on various issues in the House. Bhairon (BJP) was the most active in the discussions - he participated 2,006 times in debates.

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 14:56 IST
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