Assets disclosure by mins` kin: Cong backs Rahul

Congress supported Rahul Gandhi`s suggestion that govt should seek financial disclosure not merely from Union Ministers but also from heir kins.

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2011, 23:33 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Monday supported Rahul
Gandhi`s suggestion that Government should seek financial
disclosure not merely from members of the Union Council of
Ministers but also from their spouses, progeny, siblings and
parents to strengthen efforts for probity in public life.

Reacting to reports that Gandhi had written to Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh in this regard, party spokesperson
Rashid Alvi said, "All ministers and their dependents should
definitely declare their assets."

AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh said, "Has Rahul
ji written this? This is a very good suggestion. I have full
confidence that this will be implemented."

Reports had it that while Gandhi welcomed the Prime
Minister`s initiative in seeking details of assets and
liabilities of ministers, he had also suggested that for the
purpose of completeness and to clearly demonstrate
transparency, the government may seek financial disclosure
not merely from members of the Union Council but also from
their spouses, progeny, siblings and parents.
The letter was obtained by TOI through an RTI
application.
PTI