SMSes to inform MPs
Indian parliamentary affairs minister Ghulam Nabi Azad (Government Chief-Whip) plans to use SMSes in a big way: he wants to issue summons and give notices to MPs through mobile phones. He began categorising parliamentarians in different groups and collating their mobile numbers. "The minister is also the chief whip of the government. He should have easy access to other whips or MPs so that they can be given information immediately," said a senior official of the parliamentary affairs ministry.