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Do the PM and Chidambaram hold offices of profit?

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | August 26, 2006 15:19 IST
Last Updated: August 26, 2006 16:58 IST

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The Election Commission will probe a complaint against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram for allegedly holding offices of profit in the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswamy said on Saturday.

A meeting of all the members of the Election Commission will take place sometime next week to decide the fate of the petition filed by an invidividual against Dr Singh and Chidambaram.

President A P J Abdul Kalam had forwarded the petition to the EC for its views on Friday.

"We have received this complaint only three days back. We will find out the exact details, like date of appointment and benefits if any," Gopalaswamy told reporters.

But according to experts, the petition is likely to be dismissed by the EC, as Parliament has passed an amendment where the trustees of the government foundations or private foundations are excluded from the category of office of profit.

With PTI inputs

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Politicians should not hold any office outside their elected ones. There's no dearth of qualified people to fill such outside positions now being occupied by ...

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This puppet should be fired and presedential rule should be imposed for couple of years. remove all small parties/regional parties. hold elections again after couple ...

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on & on & on & on i dont know what we common indians are doing? this pappa g & PC are using office of ...

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In govt it is the practice to engage ministers politicins and burocrats, to many organisation and the main purpose is to give weight.In the process ...

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It is a business as usual for the cong-I variety politicians to play second fiddle to the Nehru-Gandhi family earn their livelyhood.In our country he ...




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