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Your legislators let city down by performing poorly: study

mumbai Updated: Aug 13, 2013 02:03 IST
Kunal Purohit
Kunal Purohit
Hindustan Times
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Your legislators are letting the city down. A report published by Praja, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has revealed how the performance of 32 members of legislative assembly (MLAs) has been on the decline.

From their attendance to the number of questions they asked in three sessions, the study reveals how poorly the legislators have performed.

Not surprising then that a sample survey of 25,000 people showed that the perception of these MLAs had taken a beating.

Four years after the elections, not a single assembly constituency was happy with their legislator’s availability. Most felt that the accessibility to their MLA was average or poor, which wasn’t the case in 2011.

Even on quantitative data, legislators had a poor showing. In 2012, 32 city legislators asked a total of 11,049 questions, while in 2013 they have asked just 9,188.

Nitai Mehta, managing trustee, Praja said: “Legislating and deliberating are their constitutional duties. The study looks at how well it is being done.”