National Social Watch Bulletin June 2012

Besides  the  immediate  uproar,  this  is  a  serious  issue  that’s  been  eating  into  the  “integrity quotient” of Parliament.  Two years ago, the then Union urban development minister S. Jaipal Reddy had cautioned that nearly one-fourth of all Lok Sabha members could potentially have conflicts of interest with the business of the House.

He was quoting a study conducted by the National Social Watch Coalition, which claimed 128 out of the 543 members of the 15th Lok Sabha belonged to the business class,  which potentially may have conflicts  of interest  while participating in parliamentary deliberations on public policy.

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