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Total attendance of MPs eludes historic 250th session of Rajya Sabha

New Delhi [India], Nov 18 (ANI): More than half of Rajya Sabha MPs remained absent most of the time during the 5-hour-long programme to mark the 250th session of the Upper House of Parliament on Monday.Most of the MPs attended the House when the 5-hour-long programme started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi s address, but the number of Rajya Sabha lawmakers gradually decreased after the Prime Minister left the House, whose current strength stands at 238 (as per the Rajya Sabha website).Several Rajya Sabha MPs expressed concern over their colleagues apathy to attend the historic event organised to discuss the Rajya Sabha s role in Indian polity and reforms needed to make the Upper House more effective.Speaking to ANI, a Rajya Sabha MP on the condition of anonymity, said: This is very sad for us. Our colleagues were not with us on such a historic moment. They did not take it very seriously. We always say in public that this is the temple of democracy but we are not respecting it on .


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