Last month, The Kochi Post had done a series of stories on elected representatives. These included stories on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) utilisation and development plans of newly elected MLAs.
This week, while scourging through more data on MPs, we came across some interesting facts about Lok Sabha MP Vayalar Ravi. According to data by PRS on the 16th Lok Sabha, Mr. Ravi’s attendance record in parliament is 80%, 2% higher than the national average of 78% and the state average of 66%. However, this seems to be the only positive indicator.
Mr. Ravi has participated in only 5 debates. A very low number compared to the national average of 74.2 and state average of 114.1. He has also asked only 12 questions in parliament as opposed to the national average of 406 and the state average of 603. When it comes to private members’ bills, Mr. Ravi has presented none. The national average for this is 1.5 and the state average is 1.5.