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List of MPs, MLAs on EC website

Disqualification of Speaker and Defence Minister among others, has been sought.

india Updated: Apr 28, 2006 23:10 IST

The Election Commission on Wednesday put on its website a list of 43 MPs including Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, Union Ministers Pranab Mukherjee, Sharad Pawar, Meira Kumar and T Subbirami Reddy and more than 200 MLAs including several Chief Ministers whose disqualification has been sought for allegedly holding office of profit.

References have been received from President APJ Abdul Kalam and Governors of various states by the Election Commission against these lawmakers which were under "various stages of consideration", the EC said.

The names of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and industrialist Anil Ambani also figure in the list but the two have since resigned from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha respectively after the office-of-profit controversy broke out last month in the wake of disqualification of actress-turned-MP Jaya Bachchan.

The complaint against Sonia Gandhi was also declared by the Commission as "infructuous" after her resignation.

Other prominent MPs against whom complaints have been made included Karan Singh, Najma Heptullah, Ajit Singh, VK Malhotra, Amar Singh, Sajan Kumar, Anuradha Chowdhury, N Jothi and Naveen Jindal.

Chief Ministers against whom references have been made included those of Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh as also Leader of Opposition in Nagaland, several ministers in these states.

First Published: Apr 26, 2006 14:50 IST