So, this is what a principled communist look like!
Link: BBC NEWS | South Asia | India Speaker rebuked on spending.
India's top auditing body has reprimanded the Speaker of parliament for unauthorised expenses during overseas trips nearly 10 years ago.
The auditors say Somnath Chatterjee spent thousands of dollars more than his entitlement without submitting valid receipts.
The CAG says that in 1996-97 alone, Mr Chatterjee drew $8,525 above the amount he was entitled to without furnishing evidence of expenditure.
But Mr Chatterjee actually drew $6,000 for the 12 days at the rate of $500 a day.
The CAG report added: "Scrutiny of hotel bills of the chairman and managing director of the WBIDC relating to their stay in Israel, Germany, France and the UK from 8 to 22 September 1998 revealed that apart from room rentals, an expenditure of $1,072 was made towards minibar, bar, laundry and tobacco."