Economy & Politics | Mulayam Singh elected national president of Samajwadi Party unopposed

Economy & Politics | Mulayam Singh elected national president of Samajwadi Party unopposed

New Delhi: Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday was elected unopposed as the national president of Samajwadi Party for the eighth time at the party’s national convention in Agra. Attacking the UPA government on the issues of black money and price rise, Samajwadi Party today alleged that “The corruption is from the government side and those around it in Delhi," SP president Mulayam Singh Yadav alleged during the eighth national convention of the party.

“This is my open allegation that the government’s intention is to promote loot and plundering," he said while speaking on price rise.

On the issue of black money, Yadav alleged that the issue has brought infamy for the entire nation. He alleged that the government was not willing to make any effort to bring back the black money.

With its eyes on Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, due next year, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today asked the partymen to keep aside infighting over ticket distribution and work unitedly to ensure party’s victory in the state.

“Stop fighting over the issue that who has got ticket to contest election and who hasn’t. Tickets cannot be given to all. There is not much time left for the state Assembly polls and we should make united efforts to win a majority in the state," Yadav said.

“After we gain majority in UP, it should be ensured that the government in Delhi is not formed without the SP," he said adding that “we should aspire for winning at least 60 seats in the next general elections.



PM asks ministers to declare assets

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked ministers to declare their assets as also those of their spouses and dependents along with any business interests, as per the annual exercise.

The ministers have been asked to furnish the details by 31 August in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Ministers.

“I have been directed by the Prime Minister to apprise you of the declarations required to be made by a member of the Union Council of Ministers in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Ministers...," cabinet secretary K M Chandrasekhar has said in a 2 June letter to ministers.

“In this connection I am to inform you that in terms of the Code of Conduct details in respect of assets, liabilities business interests conduct and management of any other business and employment of spouse and dependents under a foreign government or organisation are required to be disclosed by the Members of the Union Council of Ministers," he said.

He drew the attention of the ministers to the paragraphs 1(a), 2(a), 2(e) and 3.2 of the Code. The paragraph 1(a) states—disclose to the Prime Minister, or the Chief Minister, as the case may be details of the assets and liabilities, and of business interests, of himself and of members of his family.

“The details to be disclosed shall consist of particulars of all immovable property and the total approximate value of (i) shares and debentures, (ii) cash holdings and (iii) jewellery. Such a Statement of assets and liabilities could be in respect of the financial year for which the income tax return has already been filed by the Minister."