Bangalore, Aug 21: Former Karnataka chief minister and state JD(S) chief H D Kumaraswamy, who gave up his Lok Sabha membership from Bangalore Rural seat about three months ago, recorded a awful 32 per cent attendance in the house in the last four years.
According to information release by the Delhi-based PRS Legislative Research, BJP MPs from the state like Shivakumar and Ananth Kumar have impressive attendance records of 85 per cent and 87 per cent , respectively.
Kumaraswamy, son of the former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, had reportedly spent a good amount from his MPLAD funds for his constituency but did not care much to attend the parliamentary sessions. He resigned from the Lok Sabha after getting elected to the Karnataka state assembly in May.
N Cheluvarayaswamy, the other JD(S) leader who resigned from Mandya seat after getting elected to the assembly, has a better attendance record. In fact, all the other 27 Lok Sabha members from Karnataka have more then 50 per cent attendance record in the Lower House. Veteran leader H D Deve Gowda, too, have maintained over 60 per cent attendance in the house.
Both Bangalore Rural and Mandya Lok Sabha seats went to the bypolls on Wednesday.