5 top performers of 14th Lok Sabha felled by electorate: Report


New Delhi, Dec 21: Top five performers in the 14th Lok Sabha failed to get re-elected to the current House, a report said today. They include C K Chandrappa, rated the top-most parliamentarian in the previous Lok Sabha by National Social Watch.
Electorate of Trichur constituency chose not to send back this CPI leader to the 15th Lok Sabha, said the 6th Citizens' Report on Governance and Development 2010 released by Urban Development minister Jaipal Reddy.
Of the top 10 performers in the 14th Lok Sabha, only four managed to return to the next, said National Social Watch, a network of organisations, citizens and communities working together towards better governance. The report said Lok Sabha and Rajya spent less than one-fifth of the total time on legislative business, while the number of MPs participating in the discussion on have come down from 11.5 per cent in 2008 to just 8.8 per cent in 2009. It said there has been a dramatic increase in the wealth of the MPs, adding that wealth of Congress MP L Rajgopal recorded a whooping 3,023 per cent increase since 2004.
The performance report is based on four parameters of attendance, participation in debates, number of questions asked and number of private members' bill proposed.

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