NEW DELHI, March 24 � At least three Lok Sabha MPs from Assam are among 84 MPs, whose declarations on election expenditures do not match with the declarations made by their party.
Lok Sabha MPs Biren Singh Engti, Bijoy Krishna Handique and Dip Gogoi in 2009 had declared as �nil� in their affidavits that they had received any funds from the party. However, the Indian National Congress (INC) in its affidavits mentioned having paid Rs 10 lakh to each of them.
Union Minister of State, Paban Singh Ghatowar meanwhile, was among nine MPs from eight States, who have declared lesser amounts compared to the amounts listed as provided to the MPs in the political party election expenditure statement. Ghatowar in his affidavit mentioned as having received Rs 8,000 from the party, whereas the party�s affidavit mentioned having paid him Rs 10 lakh.
On the other hand, Lalit Mohan Suklabaidya and Ismail Hussain appear to be the most honest of the lot, whose declarations tally with the declaration of the party. Congress vice Rahul Gandhi was the other political leader whose declaration of Rs 25 lakh matched with the party�s election expenditure statement.
Joseph Toppo of AGP declared in his affidavit as having received Rs 5, 52,720 from his party for election expenditure. But the (AGP) in its affidavit mentioned that it did not pay any money to him.