Performance of members of Lok Sabha from Kerala

Parliament buildingCPI (M) member of Lok Sabha P. K. Biju tops the list of members from Kerala who have participated the maximum number of debates in the House.

The member, representing Alathur constituency, has participated in 162 debates between June 2014 and May this year. He also has an attendance of 85 per cent.

Administrative Reforms Commission: Bill to remove disqualification published

Legislature-emblemThiruvananthapuram: The Legislature Secretariat has published the Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualifications) Amendment Bill aimed at providing a position with Cabinet rank to veteran CPI (M) leader V. S. Achuthanandan without attracting disqualification as Member of the Assembly for holding an office of profit.

61 crorepatis in Kerala Assembly

Nine newly elected members entering the Assembly now have assets exceeding Rs. 10 crores. As many as 61 of the 140 new members  are crorepatis.

Men and women in the AssemblyThomas Chandy (NCP,) who was elected from Kuttanad, tops the list with assets exceeding Rs. 92.37 crores. V. K. C. Mammed Koya (CPI-M), who won the election from Beypore comes second with assets of Rs. 30.42 crores. The third richest member is K. B. Ganesh Kumar (KC-B) whose net worth is of Rs. 22.21 crores.

Out of 140 MLAs, eight (6%) MLAs are women. In 2011, there were only seven (5%) women in the Assembly.

Persons with criminal background have majority in Assembly

Assembly gatesThe number of members with criminal background will be increasing in the Kerala Assembly.

As many as 87 of the newly-elected members have criminal cases against them. The cases against 27 of them are of serious nature such as those related to murder, attempt to murder and kidnapping.

Aadhar Bill passed in Lok Sabha

Aadhaar logoThe Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Aadhar Bill with voice vote. The Bill seeks to make use of aadhar card compulsory for obtaining various subsidies and benefits from government.

The Congress demanded that the Bill should be referred to the standing committee of the House. It said that though the party was not opposed to the Bill, it needed further scrutiny because there are certain differences between the old and new Bill.


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