Over 400 Lok Sabha members have not declared their assets and liabilities to the secretariat
As per the Members of the Lok Sabha Declaration of Assets Rules 2004, a Loksabha member is required to declare their assets within 90 days of taking oath. According to a reply provided by the Lok Sabha Secretariat to an applicant who sought information under the RTI Act, 401 Lok Sabha members, including Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi from Congress; L.K. Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh, Uma Bharti and Nitin Gadkari from BJP; and Mulayam Singh Yadav from SP have yet to declare their assets and liabilities to the lok sabha secretariat. As per the reply, the information is updated till September 26, the date of receipt of the RTI application.
Action can be taken under the Assets and Liability Declaration Rules 2004, Provisions 5 and 6, and the Representation of the People Act 1951, Section 75 (A) against the members for not filing their asset details.
In terms of numbers, the maximum number of defaulters are from the BJP (209), followed by the Congress (31), the TrinaMul Congress (27), BJD (18), Shiv Sena (15), TDP (14), AIADMK (9) TRS (8), YSR Congress (7), Lok Janshakti Party (6), NCP (4), CPI (M) (4), SP (4), Akali Dal (3), RJD (3), AAP (3), JD(U) (2) and Apna Dal (2).
The lok sabha members who have not yet submitted their details include Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, Radha Mohan Singh, Anant Geete, Anant Kumar, Ramvilas Paswan, Capt Amarinder Singh, Veerappa Moily, Mehbooba Mufti, Upendra Kushwaha, Kiren Rijiju, Supriya Sule, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Former Prime Minister H D Devegowda, Kalyan Banerjee, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Arjun Charan Sethi. Yogi Adityanath, S S Ahluwalia, Meenakshi Lekhi, Vinod Khanna, Kirron Kher, Hema Malini, Paresh Rawal, Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Jayant Sinha, Poonam Mahajan, Udit Raj, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Kalraj Mishra, Vishnu Dev Say, Tariq Anwar, Sudeep Bandhyopadhyay, Kalyan Bannerjee, Ratna De, Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary, Asaduddin Owaisi, Pinaki Mishra, Chirag Paswan, Anupriya Patel, Akshay Yadav, Dharmendra Yadav and Dimple Yadav.
Others in the list includes K C Venugopal, Anto Antony, K H Muniyappa, Ranjit Ranjan, Mousam Noor, Sushmita Dev, Gaurav Gogoi, K Suresh, Upendra Kushwaha, Brithari Mahtab, Bhagwant Maan, Ramchandra Paswan, NK Premchandran, Anbumani Ramdoss, Pappu Yadav, Raju Shetty, Muzaffar Hussain Beg, Badrudin Ajmal, E Ahmed, Shishir Kumar Adhikari, Dinesh Trivedi, Prasoon Bannerji, Shatabdi Rai, Kakoli Gosh Dastidar, Kalikesh Narayan Singh, Babul Supriyo, Jitendra Singh, Kirti Azad, Ramesh Bidhuri, Rama Devi, Ajay Nishad, Sanjay Jaiswal, Ramtahel Chaudhary, Manoj Tiwari, Ramkripal Yadav, Colonel Sonaram, Bandaru Dattatreya, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Kariya Munda, Jagdambika Pal, PK Biju, Jitendra Chaudhary, Tasleemuddin, Dharamvir Gandhi.