Finally the mystery has been solved!
Last week, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar was forced to adjourn the House because most of the MPs who had questions listed against their names were absent. The Speaker took a serious view of the situation, and said that she would write to political parties regarding this issue.
At the time no one knew that there was a very simple explanation for the absence of the MPs.
Apparently, MPs suffer from the Monday Blues!
‘The Lok Sabha MPs’ attendance record, shows that their attendance is generally low on Mondays, while it improves as the week progresses.’
On that particular day, November 30, which was a Monday, a record number of 216 MPs were absent from the House. On the only other Monday in the current session, on November 23, as many as 188 MPs were absent.
Maybe a workshop on ‘How to avoid the Monday Morning Blues’ would be beneficial for our MPs, or perhaps they should read up on some tips to beat the Monday blues .
Of course, the MPs are not the only ones who find it hard to shake off their lethargy on Monday mornings. School children, college students, and office goers, are all victims of this malady at some time or the other. Even home-makers like myself are not immune from this feeling.
Perhaps it would be a good idea to move Monday to some other place in the week, instead of at the beginning!
On a more cheerful note– the 5th of December was Bloggers’ Lunch Day- Like last time, we met in one of the few green areas of Mumbai. This time we were seven blogger friends in person, and the eighth in spirit- and by phone!