Amid the controversy over the BJP’s Lok Sabha MP from Allahabad Shyama Charan Gupta, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that it was expected that conflicts of interest are declared in accordance with rules.
Gupta, a member of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation, has a beedi business with an annual turnover of Rs 200-250 crore. During the deliberations in the panel on the use of pictorial warnings on tobacco products, Gupta took the position that beedis have “nil” harmful effects.

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