No action against MPs for not disclosing assets: Activist

Four months after a right to information (RTI) plea revealed that 70 Lok Sabha members had not declared their assets to the speaker, the authorities have yet to take any action, a transparency law activist said Tuesday.

The information was disclosed Feb 24 in a reply to the RTI application filed by Subhash Chandra Agrawal, who has now approached Speaker Meira Kumar requesting her to take action against the MPs.

Of the total of 70 MPs, 30 belong to the Congress and the rest are from different parties including the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Telugu Desam Party and Samajwadi Party.

Some of the prominent names in the list, released in February, are: Lalu Prasad of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), H.D. Deve Gowda of the Janata Dal (Secular), Navjot Singh Sidhu of the BJP and Manish Tiwari of the Congress

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