This video is a much needed 101 in civics, explaining the metrics by which we can judge our elected representatives. It was made by Ask How India, a think-tank that advances the debate by producing smart data-derived infographs, and publishing them Facebook on Twitter.

And to take this train of thought to a logical conclusion, here’s a handy big-data hack for benchmarking your local MP – has an attendance sheet on all the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs, you should ideally reserve your vote for: Those who attend Parliament regularly | ask more questions | participate regularly in debates | introduce private member bills



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