AAP asks Cabinet Ministers to ‘disclose their pecuniary interests’

New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday demanded all the ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet to make complete disclosures of their pecuniary interests.

“We demand that all ministers of Modi ji’s Cabinet should make complete disclosures of their pecuniary interests, of their immediate relative’s pecuniary interests, commercial transactions of such people from fugitive of law, with people and businesses that become subject matter of their respective ministries,” said AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha.

“There is an immediate need for a conflict of interest law in India. As of now, a conflict of interest law in India does not exist. We demand that an amendment be made in the Prevention of Corruption Act, in the People of Representation Act and the conflict of interest clauses must be incorporated,” he added.

The AAP leader further asked if there is any Cabinet Minister whose immediate relative was offered a job in a company owned by former IPL boss Lalit Modi.

“Can a Cabinet Minister’s relative be involved in a commercial transaction or have pecuniary interests with persons or businesses that are subject matter of that particular ministry? Should such disclosures not be made in public interest?” asked Chadha.

“Don’t such incidents tantamount to quid pro quo or conflict of interest and infringement of public trust? If it is irrefutably established that Lalit Modi offered job to a spouse of a senior cabinet Minister, will Prime Minister Modi sack the minister?” he added.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala earlier alleged that the former IPL chief had made a job offer to a family member of a BJP minister and called for an inquiry into the issue by Prime Minister Modi. (ANI)

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