The pro-Kremlin United Russia party on Tuesday moved to introduce severe measures against deputies who "skip" parliament sessions.
The parliament majority could request the president to initiate the necessary amendments, Sergei Neverov, a senior United Russia member said.
"Not only United Russia members miss plenary sessions, opposition party members do also, but for United Russia this is something rare, while for them it has become a usual thing," Neverov said.
"We will most likely turn to the president with a request to prepare amendments for the legislation, which will impose strict sanctions, including docking their salary for truancies up to deprivation of their mandate, against those deputies who do not attend parliament plenary sessions," he added.
"If employees and workers are fired for their absence, why do deputies go unpunished?" he asked.
MOSCOW, May 25 (RIA Novosti)