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‘40% people feel MPs not available in their constituencies’

Over 40 per cent of people feel that their MPs are not available in their constituencies while only one-third of them acknowledge their availability, a study by a well-known media research organisation has found.

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 13, 2016 8:59 PM

Over 40 per cent of people feel that their MPs are not available in their constituencies while only one-third of them acknowledge their availability, a study by a well-known media research organisation has found.

However, the report ‘Citizen’s Perception of their MPs’ claimed that 44 per cent of respondents in areas represented by BJP believe that their MPs are doing “good work”.

The corresponding figure for areas represented by non-BJP parties is only 20 per cent, the study done by private body, CMS, found, according to a statement.

Only a little more than one-third of the stakeholders said their MPs are doing good work for the constituencies.

“The study probed how active MPs are in the last two years, specially because Prime Minister Modi has called upon MPs of ruling party more than twice in the last two years with specific suggestion that they devote more time for the constituency, promote and take forward government schemes,” it said.

To a question whether their MPs are available in Delhi, nearly 40 per cent of respondents said they had no idea while out of remaining stakeholders, who hold an opinion, 62 per cent said their MPs are not accessible even in Delhi.

The study in 70 clusters of 15 states was conducted in March-April, with a stakeholder reflective sample of 4000.

Relatively more respondents in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra have acknowledged that their MPs are doing “good” for their constituencies while more people in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, think their MPs rarely visit constituencies or are not available locally.

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