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‘16 Haryana MLAs kept mum in Assembly’

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Report says former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Cong. leader Surjewala figure in the list

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and the Haryana Election Watch (HEW) on Sunday released a report on performance of MLAs. It revealed that in Haryana’s 13th Legislative Assembly, of the 91 MLAs, only 75 have asked questions.

According to the report, there are 16 MLAs who didn’t ask even a single question during the sessions.

Former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Congress MLA from Kaithal Randeep Singh Surjewala are the prominent names in the list.

The report has been generated from the responses received by the Haryana Assembly Secretariat under the Right to Information Act.

The report says Kiran Choudhary (Congress) from Tosham topped the list by asking 225 starred questions, and Indian National Lok Dal’s Naina Singh Chautala from Dabwali found second spot with 180 questions to her credit. Congress MLA Kehar Singh from Hathin asked 124 questions and is third on the list.

This report also includes the analysis for the MLAs who had resigned or got elected through by-polls.

170 Bills passed

The report said 174 Bills were tabled in the 13th Assembly, of which 170 were passed.

Information pertaining to the attendance of the sitting MLAs, which was sought under the RTI, was not given stating that sharing such data would be a breach of rule 118 of rule of procedure and conduct of business in the Haryana Assembly and Section 8(1)(c) of the Right to Information Act. 2005.

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