Sachin Tendulkar and Rekha have come under attack in the Rajya Sabha for their low attendance, especially after Sachin was granted leave. A look at their attendance records.
(100 per cent)
Kanak Lata Singh
The Samajwadi Party MP is the only currently serving Rajya Sabha member who never missed a session between April 3, 2009, and February 21, 2014. Two others — Balihari Babu and Hans Raj Bhardwaj — had 100% attendance until they completed their terms during the period under review .
(99 or 98 per cent)
D P Tripathi (NCP, Maharashtra), Dharam Pal Sabharwal (Cong, Punjab), Janardan Dwivedi (Cong, Delhi), Pankaj Bora (Cong, Assam), Rangasayee Ramakrishna (BJP, Karnataka), Salim Ansari (BSP), Shreegopal Vyas (BJP, Chhattisgarh), E M Sudarsana Natchiappan (Cong, Tamil Nadu), Janeshwar Mishra (SP, UP), K Malaisamy (AIADMK), M S Gill (Cong, Punjab), Motilal Vora (Cong, Chhattisgarh), Raashid Alvi (Cong, Andhra Pradesh), Rajpal Singh Saini (BSP), Santiuse Kujur (Cong, Assam). They served for varying periods between the same dates.
(82 per cent)
(CPM, Kerala); the MP who raised the low attendance in RS