The ongoing Assembly elections in West Bengal and the forthcoming polls in Tamil Nadu led to thin attendance in the opposition benches in Lok Sabha on Monday.
While not one out of 37 AIADMK MPs was present in the house, a few Parliamentarians of the 34-member-strong Trinamool Congress that included Ratna De Nag were seen attending the Lok Sabha proceedings on the first day of the session.
BJP MP from Tamil Nadu and Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan and party MP from West Bengal and Union minister Babul Supriyo were also not present in the House during Question Hour.
The six-phase West assembly election is underway in West Bengal while the single-phase Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu will take place on May 16.
However, a sizeable number of MPs from Kerala, where assembly election is also due on May 16, participated in Monday’s proceedings in Lower House.