Sachin Tendulkar, Mithun Chakraborty among 87 RS MPs having commercial interests

New Delhi, Apr 20: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood stars Mithun Chakraborty and Jaya Bachchan are among 87 Rajya Sabha members who have declared financial interests, as per Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

ADR has analysed declarations made by 211 sitting members of the Upper House in the register of members interest. Of these, 124 have declared that they have no commercial or financial interest.

Sachin declares commercial interests

According to norms, declarations are made under five categories-- remunerative directorship, regular remunerative activity, shareholding of a controlling nature, paid consultancy and professional engagement, it said.

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"The highest amount received from professional engagements has been declared by Sachin Tendulkar (Nominated) with total fees or remuneration received from professional engagements worth Rs 72.79 crore followed by KTS Tulsi (Nominated) with Rs 19.13 crore and Mithun Chakraborty (AITC, West Bengal) with Rs 16.93 crore," the ADR report said.

ADR is part of a nationwide campaign called National Election Watch (NEW) comprising more than 1200 NGOs.

Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi has declared receiving remuneration worth Rs 82.33 crore under 'regular remunerated activity', it said, adding the information for the report was procured through RTI.

"The highest amount received from regular remunerated activity has been declared by Abhishek Manu Singhvi (INC, Rajasthan) worth Rs 82.33 crore followed by Vijay Mallya (IND, Karnataka) with Rs 2.51 crore per annum and Yalamanchili Satyanarayana Chowdary (TDP, Andhra Pradesh) with Rs 1.68 crore as annual income," the report said.


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