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Know Your MP

Manish TewariKnow your MPAge: 47 yearsElectoral record: First-time MP from Ludhiana in 2009Position held: Union minister for information and broadcasting

chandigarh Updated: Feb 10, 2014 10:37 IST
Sukhdeep Kaur

Manish Tewari

Know your MP
Age: 47 years
Electoral record: First-time MP from Ludhiana in 2009
Position held: Union minister for information and broadcasting
Qualification: BA (Hons) economics, LLB; educated at Panjab University, Chandigarh, and University of Delhi


2. House record: (Till Sept 2012, union ministers did not mark attendance, ask questions)
Attendance: 87%

Questions he asked in House: 310

Questions on state/constituency:
Punjab's debt burden
Slow procurement of paddy
Metro rail in Ludhiana
Uranium, groundwater contamination
Package to farmers
Female foeticide

Participation in debates related to state/constituency:
Dec 2009: Violent incidents taking place in Ludhiana affecting peace and stability of the city
April 2010: Concern over crop failure in Punjab and Haryana, compensation to farmers
November 2010: Expediting paddy procurement process in Punjab
April 2012: Request to resume kerosene quota in Punjab and increase income of ration depot-holders
August 2012: Compensation to drought-hit farmers through Food Corporation of India (FCI) to prevent corruption

Private member bills: 6

The Central Bureau of Investigation Bill, 2010
The Intelligence Services (Powers and Regulation) Bill, 2011
Constitution and criminal procedure amendment bills

3. MPLAD FUNDS
Total funds in 5 years: Rs 19 crore

Utilisation of funds in order of major allocations:
Water supply/tubewells
Buildings: Dharamshalas, trusts and societies of various communities
Government schools: computer labs, toilets, boundary wall
Donations for auditoriums, sports stadiums, orphanage, cremation grounds
Public health: Sewerage, toilets, dispensaries

Unspent funds: Rs 1.25 crore