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Out of 217 Rajya Sabha MPs, 89 declared pecuniary interests: ADR

Out of the total 213 sitting MPs of Rajya Sabha, 89 MPs have declared that they have a financial interest in under either of the categories -- remunerative directorship, regular remunerated activity, shareholding of controlling nature, paid consultancy or professional engagement.According to a report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a National Election Watchdog, 124 MPs have not provided any detail about financial interest under any of the five categories. Out of the total 213 sitting MPs analysed, 124 (58.2 per cent) have not provided any detail about pecuniary interest/financial interest in the under any of the five mentioned heads and 89 (41.8 per cent) MPs have declared that they have a financial interest, the report said.The report found that 24 MPs (11.3 per cent) have declared that they have some financial interest in the form of Remunerative Directorship of a company, while 189 (88.7 per cent) have declared that they have no financial interest under this head. The


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