With the MP survey results coinciding with my son's exams, I guess it's not surprising that my thoughts turn to how our MPs have scored :). And overall, I must say it's a pretty poor showing across the board. I did some quick analysis on the top and bottom scoring 20 MPS. Here are some interesting things that popped out.
- Only ONE MP has scored an A (80 per cent +).
- The top 20 are the only ones that have scored a first class (60 percent +).
- There was only one MP from North India. The rest are from South, Eastern and Western India.
- Kerala and Maharashtra share the top spot with 5 MPs each. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Odisha have two each. Delhi, Goa, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal round out the top 20 with 1 each.
- There are 10 MPs from the Congress, 4 from the Shiv Sena, 3 from the BJP, 2 from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and one from the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC).
- Considering that Shiv Sena has only 10 MPs in the Lok Sabha, it is extremely creditable that they have 4 MPS in the top 20. BJD has 14 MPs and AITC has 18 MPs in the Lok Sabha, but have 2 and 1 MP respectively, in the top 20 list. So the smaller, regional parties definitely seem to be doing a better job at managing their constituencies.
- Congress has 178% more MPs than the BJP (200 Congress MPs to 112 from BJP). But in the top 20, the Congress has 333% more MPs than the BJP (10 Congress MPs to 3 from BJP).
- For me personally the sad thing was that there was not a single female MP in the top 20.
- The most astonishing thing is that only two states figure in this list: Punjab (and Chandigarh) and Madhya Pradesh.
- There are 10 MPs from Punjab, 9 MPs from Madhya Pradesh and one from Chandigarh.
- Shiromani Akali Dal truly is SAD. With just 4 MPs in the Lok Sabha, 3 of them figure in the bottom 20. It's the only one amongst the regional parties that figures here.
- The BJP has 4 MPs in the list and the Congress has 13 MPs in the list.
- And very sadly, 6 female MPs figure in this list.