Sponsored by

Disproportionate assets: CBDT to submit names of 7 Lok Sabha MPs in Supreme Court today

The Central Board of Direct Taxes will submit in a sealed envelope to the Supreme Court the names of seven Lok Sabha MPs whose wealth has seen a disproportionate increase, according to various media reports.

Apart from the seven MPs, 98 MLAs from different states are also under scanner, the reports said.

 Disproportionate assets: CBDT to submit names of 7 Lok Sabha MPs in Supreme Court today

Photo: AP

The CBDT informed the court about this during the hearing of a petition filed by NGO Lok Prahari on Monday, said the reports.

According to a report in DNA newspaper, the NGO has submitted a list of 26 Lok Sabha MPs, 257 MLAs and 11 Rajya Sabha MPs, whose wealth witnessed a 500 percent increase between two elections.

According to CBDT, it did not see any mismatch in the case of 19 Lok Sabha MPs, 117 MLAs and two Rajya Sabha MPs. It told the court that verification of 42 MLAs and nine Rajya Sabha MPs was pending, the DNA report said.

Earlier, the court had expressed displeasure with CBDT's affidavit in the case.

“The government says it is not averse to some reform. But necessary information has not been put on record,” a bench Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer had observed, according to a report in The Hindu.

Your guide to the latest election news, analysis, commentary, live updates and schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on firstpost.com/elections. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram or like our Facebook page for updates from all 543 constituencies for the upcoming general elections.

Updated Date: Sep 12, 2017 12:34:26 IST