About a third of Gujarat's new MLAs have declared criminal cases

As many as 141 (77%) MLAs have declared assets valued more than Rs 1 crore

GN Bureau | December 20, 2017


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 An analysis of the Gujarat assembly elections 2017 shows that 47 of the total 182 MLAs have declared criminal cases against them. In 2012, 57 (31%) MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves, according to an Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report. 

 
 
Of the total, 33(18%) MLAs have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, dacoity, robbery etc, the report said. In 2012, 24 (13%) MLAs had declared serious criminal cases against themselves. 
 
 
Among MLAs facing serious criminal cases, a couple of them, namely Maheshbhai Chottubhai Vasava (Bhartiya Tribal Party) and Katara Bhaveshbhai Babubhai (INC), have cases related to murder (IPC section 302). Six MLAs have declared cases related to attempt to murder (IPC Section 307).
 
One MLA, Ahir (Bharwad) Jethabhai Ghelabhai (BJP) from Shehra constituency, has declared case related to rape.
 
The party wise break up of MLAs with criminal cases is as follows: 18(18%) out of 99 MLAs from BJP, 25 (32%) out of 77 MLAs from INC, 1 (50%) out of 2 MLAs from Bhartiya Tribal Party, 1(100%)  MLA from NCP  and 2(67%) out of 3 Independent MLAs.
 
 
The figures for party wise MLAs with serious criminal cases include 12 from BJP, 17 from INC, 1 from Bhartiya Tribal Party.
 
 
The ADR report said that of the 182 newly elected MLAs, 141 (77%) have declared assets valued more than Rs 1 crore. In 2012, there were 134 (74%) such MLAs.
 
 
The BJP has the highest number of crorepatis. 84(85%) out of 99 MLAs from BJP, 54 (70%) out of 77 MLAs from INC, 2(100%) MLAs from Bhartiya Tribal Party and 1(100%) MLA from NCP have declared assets valued more than Rs 1 crore.
 
 The average of assets per MLA in the Gujarat 2017 assembly elections is Rs 8.46 crores, In 2012, the average assets MLAs analyzed was Rs 8.03 crores.
 
 
The average assets per MLA for 99 BJP MLAs analysed is Rs 10.64 crores, 77 INC MLAs have average assets of Rs 5.85 crores , 2 Bhartiya Tribal Party MLAs have average assets worth Rs. 2.71 crores and 3 Independent MLAs have average assets of Rs. 53.86 lakhs.

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