New Delhi: A total of seven MPs and 199 MLAs haven’t yet declared their PAN details which is needed to fill the nomination papers during the elections, a report said on Friday. With 51 MLAs, the Congress party is leading the list of leaders who have not declared their PAN details. The list has been prepared after the analysis of 542 Lok Sabha MPs and 4,086 MLAs.
The lost has been brought out by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and the National Election Watch (NEW). Details of PAN are to be furnished before returning officers by candidates contesting elections for parliament and state legislative bodies, in affidavits along with their nomination papers.
“The highest number of MLAs (51) who have not declared PAN details are from Congress followed by 42 BJP MLAs, 25 CPI(M) MLAs. State-wise, the highest number (33) was from Kerala, followed by Mizoram (28) and Madhya Pradesh (19),” a statement from the ADR said, adding, “11 re-elected MPs and 35 re-elected MLAs have dissimilarities in the PAN details submitted by them in their affidavits.”
The highest number of reelected MLAs (18) whose PAN details had discrepancy belonged to the BJP followed by nine from the Congress and three from the JD(U), Four reelected MPs from the BJD, two reelected MPs each from the BJP and the Congress, and one reelected MP each of the NCP and JD(S) have discrepancy in their PAN details, the report said.
Party Wise MPs/MLAs who have not declared their PAN details
A total of 51 MLAs from the Congress have not declared their PAN details, 42 MLAs from BJP, 25 MLAs from CPI(M), 2 MPs each from BJP and AIADMK, 1 MP from INC, AIUDF, and NCP.
State Wise MPs/MLAs who have not declared their PAN details
Interestingly, Mizoram state Assembly has a strength of 40 MLAs out of which 28 did not give details of their PAN.
With PTI inputs