Poll Candidates must disclose Source of Income: Supreme Court

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Supreme Court today said that the candidates contesting for elections will now have to reveal the sources of their incomes to tab on their assets. The Supreme Court also said that source of income of their spouse’s and dependents would be checked as well.

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 Supreme Court said this during the hearing of a plea filed by an NGO seeking disclosure of income sources of candidates contesting for elections. this decision is coming after Income Tax department observed huge increases in the incomes of MPs and MLAs during investigations.

The investigations were carried out after Lok Prahari, a Lucknow-based NGO alleged a huge increase in the assets of 26 Lok Sabha MPs, 11 Rajya Sabha MPs, and 257 MLAs. The information was reflected in their election affidavits, a report said.