In comparison to them, the celebrities in 16th Lok Sabha — about 10 members from the world of entertainment and sports — have done much better.
Vinod Khanna, the BJP member from Punjab, has highest attendance of 95% among all celebrities but he has not participated in a single debate or raised a question on the House, the data compiled by civil society body Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) says. The compilation is based on members signing on daily attendance register — a must to receive their allowance from the Lok Sabha. Khanna’s contemporary in Bollywood and MP from Mathura, Hema Malini, however, has a dismal performance with attendance of less than 10% in 21 days. Another cine star and first-time MP, Paresh Rawal, had about 71 % attendance but did not participate in any debate. BJP’s Chandigarh MP, actor Kirron Kher, had 90% attendance, but she too did not participate in any debate.
AAP MP Bhagwant Mann has been outstanding. He participated in debates on the budget, raised several questions and attended two-thirds of the sittings. Mann was followed by Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, BJP MP and shooter, who raised couple of questions and participated in a debate. He had 90% attendance.