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Rahul, Akhilesh among MPs with lower attendance in Parl

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, HD Kumaraswamy (JD-S), Akhilesh Yadav (SP), Navjyot Singh Sidhu (BJP) are among those who barely attended Parliament in the third year of the 15th Lok Sabha.



New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, HD Kumaraswamy (JD-S), Akhilesh Yadav (SP), Navjyot Singh Sidhu (BJP) are among those who barely attended Parliament in the third year of the 15th Lok Sabha.

While Gandhi was present in the Lok Sabha on 24 days out of the 85 sittings it had between May 2011 and May 2012, Yadav, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, fared slightly better by remaining present on 31 days. Sidhu and Kumaraswamy, former Karnataka Chief Minister, attended the Lok Sabha on 16 days.

This was stated in `Representative at Work` -- a report on the third year performance of the 15th Lok Sabha 2011-12 prepared by an NGO `Mass for Awareness`.

The least attendance (four days) was recorded by A Raja (DMK) who was jailed in connection with the 2G spectrum scam. Suresh Kalmadi (Cong) was present for 30 days and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda (Ind) attended 25 sittings of the Lok Sabha.

UPA chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi attended the House for 34 days out of a total of 85 days. She was also out of the country for treatment of an undisclosed illness.

PTI

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