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There is a lot of tug of war on the demand to send the bills to parliamentary committees, but you will be stunned to know its condition.

New Delhi: In almost every session of Parliament, there is a demand raised by more or less all parties that the bills be referred to the concerned committee for their detailed deliberation before they are introduced. But the figures of attendance of members in the meetings of these committees after their reorganization in September testify to their apathetic attitude. The surprising thing is that the members of the ruling party BJP have been found absent from the meetings of these committees the most.

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According to data obtained from the website of the Lok Sabha, after the reconstitution of 13 standing committees of the lower house, 22 meetings were held from October to November 10, 2022, for the selection of subjects to be considered during the year 2022-23, in which only 16.18 members attended on an average. . Notable members who have been absent from the meetings of these committees include Jaya Bachchan (SP), Hema Malini, Maneka Gandhi, Pragya Singh Thakur, Rajeev Pratap Rudy, Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma, Kirit Premjibhai Solanki (BJP), Ilaiah Raja (nominated), Harbhajan Singh and Sanjay Singh (AAP), Simranjit Singh Mann (Akali Dal Amritsar), Dr. Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi, P. Chidambaram, Manish Tiwari, Deepender Hooda (Congress) etc. Akali Dal’s Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Trinamool Congress’s Abhishek Banerjee and Kalyan Banerjee, Independents Kapil Sibal and Navneet Rana, RJD’s Misa Bharti also remained absent from the committee meetings.

On an average, more than 40 per cent members were absent in the meetings of more than a dozen standing committees of the Lok Sabha, including the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs, External Affairs, Commerce, Housing and Urban Affairs, Social Justice and Empowerment. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has the maximum number of absentees in the committee meetings. This attitude of BJP MPs is even more surprising when Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself has been raising the issue of ensuring the presence of members. Recently, to ensure the presence of its MPs in the meetings of the parliamentary committees, the BJP is conducting surprise checks these days to know whether its members are present in the meetings or not.

Know the members of the Standing Committee

Keep in mind that there are a total of 31 members from the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha in the Standing Committee of the Parliament, in which there are 21 members from the Lok Sabha and 10 from the Rajya Sabha. Notable members who have been absent from the meetings of these committees include Jaya Bachchan (SP), Hema Malini, Maneka Gandhi, Pragya Singh Thakur (BJP), Ilaiah Raja (nominated), Harbhajan Singh and Sanjay Singh (AAP), Simranjit Singh Mann (SAD). Dal M), Rahul Gandhi (Congress), Dr. Manmohan Singh etc.

According to the data, only 12 members were present in the 31-member Standing Committee meeting of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Food Processing held on October 10, 2022 to select the subjects to be considered during the year 2022-23. Seven members of BJP and three members of Congress remained absent in the meeting. Prominent absentees include Rajiv Pratap Rudy of the BJP and Randeep Surjewala of the Congress.

Out of 31 members of the committee, only 17 members attended the meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance Ministry on October 28. Those absent from the meeting include five from the BJP, four from the Congress and one each from Biju Janata Dal, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Akali Dal, Shiv Sena. 21 members attended the meeting of the same committee on 4th November. Prominent members who were absent include former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Congress’s P Chidambaram, Gaurav Gogoi, Manish Tewari, BJP’s Pravesh Sahib Singh Verma, Kirit Premjibhai Solanki, Pinaki Mishra of Bijud Janata Dal etc.

Meeting of the Standing Committee attached to the Ministry of External Affairs on 19 October 2022 to discuss the subjects to be considered during the year 2022-23 in which only 14 members were present. Among those absent were Harsimrat Kaur Badal of Akali Dal, Abhishek Banerjee and Kalyan Banerjee of Trinamool Congress, S Bapu Rao of BJP, Revathi Tripura, Ritesh Pandey of BSP, Independents Kapil Sibal and Navneet Rana, Misa Bharti of RJD, Deepender Hooda of Congress. , nominated Ranjan Gogoi, Samajwadi Party’s Jaya Bachchan, RSP’s NK Premchandran etc. Only 15 members were present in the meeting of this Standing Committee on the subject of combating global terrorism on 10th November.

The Standing Committee on the Ministry of Food and Consumer Affairs met on 18 October in which only 15 members were present. The absent members include seven from BJP and one each from Congress, JDU, YSR Congress, Shiv Sena, AIADMK, Aam Aadmi Party, Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, PMK. According to the data, only 14 members attended the meeting of the Standing Committee attached to the Ministry of Commerce on October 17. Those absent include eight from the BJP and three from the Congress. In the meeting of this committee held on October 28, only 15 members were present.

Eleven members attended the meeting of the Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment on October 17. Among the absentees were nine members from the BJP, two from the Congress, two from the DMK, two from the BJD and three from the Akali Dal, JDU, AIADMK and Nationalist Congress Party. One member each from the Congress Party. 24 members were present in the meeting of the Standing Committee on Railways held on 20 October. Four members of the BJP, one each of the BJD and the Aam Aadmi Party remained absent. Twenty members were present in the meeting of the Standing Committee attached to the Ministry of Rural Development held on October 20. Those absent include five from the BJP and one each from the Congress, DMK, Trinamool Congress, JDU, nominated members.

At the same time, 22 members were present in the meeting of the Standing Committee attached to the Ministry of Defense held on 18 October. In this, four members of Congress including Rahul Gandhi, two of BJP and one member each of Aam Aadmi Party, Shiv Sena, YSR Congress are among the absent members. According to the website of the Lok Sabha, the committee members are given an allowance of Rs 2,000 per day for attending the meetings, but this allowance is payable only after signing the attendance register.

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