The basis of the reasoning is mistresses are usually kept only by corrupt officials as additional funds are required for this purpose.
The latest order also asks “leading officials at all levels” to keep the party informed about their personal income, investments including property purchases done by their family members.
The CPI is apparently trying to tackle a widespread belief that the runaway increase in property prices over the past one year has been caused by excessive speculation in real estate by insiders in the government and the party.
Times of India, which has lots of home-grown examples to look at, said the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee also ordered party organizations dealing with internal discipline to strengthen supervision of the conduct of party members. It also advised party members to file the reports honestly, which indicates there will be consequences for dishonest reporting.