The top and the bottom of the survey

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.
 

Top 20:

  • 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.

Moving on to the bottom of the pile…

Bottom 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.

If my son’s class had scored as badly as this class of MPs has done, I’m sure that the evaluators would have had lots to say. I wonder what we the evaluators (voters) will have to say once the 2014 exam season begins.


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