BJP for ministers declaring assets of children
The BJP demanded the PM to amend the guidelines for declaration of assets by the central ministers and ask them also to declare properties of their married and unmarried family members and other close relatives.
Chandigarh: The BJP on Friday demanded the Prime
Minister to amend the guidelines for declaration of assets by
the central ministers and ask them also to declare properties
of their married and unmarried family members, and other close
Under the present guidelines, the ministers have been
asked to declare the assets of only those family members who
are "wholly dependent upon the minister", which excludes their
married sons and daughters, brothers, cousins and other close
relatives, which is not in line with the basic purpose of
declaring assets, Satya Pal Jain, all India in charge of the
Legal and Legislative Cell of the BJP, told reporters.
He said if the guidelines are not suitably amended, the
ministers can go scot free.
Jain said the Prime Minister should ask all the central
ministers to declare the details of all properties purchased
or sold by them, their sons, daughters and other close
Jain said it has been noticed that during the last few
years most of the ministers have made wealth including
immovable properties in the names of their married sons,
daughters, cousins and other close relatives.
He said that some of the ministers got their sons and
other close relatives appointed in various government and
semi-government institutions as well as in various prominent
big companies, having direct link with these ministers, as
"Advisors" or "Retainees", and thus got huge amounts from