New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy, journalist Swapan Dasgupta and five-time world amateur boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom are among the nine nominated members of the Rajya Sabha whose assets and liabilities' details are not available with the House.
Others are Roopa Ganguly, Sonal Mansingh, Raghunath Mohapatra, Ram Shakal, Rakesh Sinha and Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi.
It was revealed in a reply by the Ethics Committee of the Rajya Sabha to a Right to Information (RTI) plea filed by one Saket Gokhale. In the reply on May 25, the RTI cell of the Upper House said since all the members mentioned by the applicant were nominated by the President of India, the information sought by the applicant was not available.
"Under Rule 3 of the Members of Rajya Sabha (Declaration of Assets and Liabilities) Rules, 2004, only elected members of the council are liable to furnish the declaration of their assets and liabilities, and assets of their spouse and dependent children," it said.
Dasgupta, 65, is a well-known journalist and was conferred with Padma award in 2015. Gopi is a popular action hero, and actress Ganguly is best known for her rendition of Draupadi in B.R. Chopra's television series Mahabharat. Mansingh is an eminent Bharatanatyam and Odissi classical dancer, and Mohapatra an architect and sculptor from Odisha. Sinha is an author and an associate professor at the University of Delhi, and Shakal a senior politician.
President Pranab Mukherjee on the recommendation of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government nominated them to the Rajya Sabha. (IANS)
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