New Delhi: As political parties look for youthful candidates in the coming elections to appeal to an estimated 100 million new voters, the records of younger MPs show that most of them took their parliamentary responsibilities seriously.
Sandeep Diskhit, the Congress MP from East Delhi and son of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, scored high among the young brigade. He attended parliament for a record 272 days out of 322, scoring 84 per cent.
Mum MPs of 14th Lok Sabha
Another high scorer was the Congress' Sachin Pilot. He scored 82 per cent as he attended on 264 days, says the survey by PRS Legislative Research, an independent research initiative that aims to strengthen legislative debate.
Image: Member of Parliament from the ruling Congress Party Sachin Pilot addresses the media after his meeting with President of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Rajnath Singh at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on June 3, 2007.