Chandigarh, June 10, 2011. Mr. Satya Pal Jain, Ex-MP and All India Incharge of the Legal and Legislative Cell of the BJP has urged the Prime Minister to amend the guidelines for declaration of the assets by the Central Ministers and ask the Central Ministers to declare the properties and assets of their married & unmarried sons, daughters, cousins and other close relatives also, who are closely associated with the ministers. He said that in 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 even the married sons and daughters of the minister, their brothers, cousins and other close relatives, which can frustrate even the basic purpose of declaring the assets.Mr. Jain said that 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, instead of in their own names.
He said that some of the ministers got their sons and other close relatives appointed in various government & semi-government institutions as well as in various prominent big companies, having direct link with these ministers, as ‘Advisors’ or ‘Retainees’, etc. and thus got huge amounts from there. He said that some of the ministers got their close relatives appointed as ‘Directors’ of various financial institutions and there are allegations that these ‘directors’ collected huge amounts of money by way of ‘one time settlement’ of heavy debts, causing loss of crores of rupees to the public exchequers.
Mr. Jain said that the whole world knows that two present central ministers, by forming a “family society” in Chandigarh comprising of themselves, their spouses, their sons and their close relatives, got a big chunk of land allotted to them in just few lakhs though the market price of this land was worth 50 crore rupees. Not only this, crores of rupees have been collected by the society from the students as Capitation Fee for admission to the school set up on this land. He said that if the guidelines are not suitably amended, the ministers can go scot free and not only this corruption shall go unchecked, but it will get the seal of approval from the Prime Minister’s Office also.
Mr. Jain said that 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 relatives, after their having become MPs or Ministers, as well as other monetary benefits got by them from big companies, etc. so that the real face of these leaders is exposed before the public.