Moneybags: 322 newly elected UP MLAs are crorepatis

143 MLAs have criminal background

GN Bureau | March 14, 2017


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A staggering 80 percent of the newly elected MLAs in Uttar Pradesh are crorepatis, shows an analysis carried out by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) which also said that 143 MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves.
 
Out of the 402 newly elected MLAs analysed, 322 are crorepatis. The number of crorepatis has gone up since the 2012 election. Out of 403 MLAs analysed during Uttar Pradesh 2012 assembly elections, 271(67%) MLAs were crorepatis.
 
As many as 246 (79%) out of 312 MLAs from BJP are crorepatis while 39 (85%) out of 46 MLAs from SP rolling in wealth. From the BSP, 18 (95%) out of 19 MLAs are crorepatis while five (71%) out of 7 MLAs from INC, and 3 (100 %) out of 3 Independent MLAs have declared assets valued more than Rs 1 crore, said the ADR.
 
The average of assets per MLA who won in the Uttar Pradesh 2017 assembly elections is Rs.5.92 crore whereas the average asset for each candidate who contested in the 2017 assembly elections was Rs 1.90 crore. In 2012, the average assets per MLA analysed was Rs 3.36 crore.
 
Among major parties, the average assets per MLA for 312 BJP MLAs analysed is Rs 5.07 crore, 46 SP MLAs have average assets of Rs 5.84 crore, 19 BSP MLAs have average assets of Rs 17.84 crore  and 7 INC MLAs have average assets worth of Rs 10.06 crore.
 
Incidentally, 50 MLAs have declared liabilities of Rs1 crore and above.
 
So, who is the richest among them all? It is BSP’s Shah Alam Urf Guddu Jamali who has assets worth Rs 118 crore.
 
In second position is Vinayshankar, also of the BSP, who has owns assets worth Rs 67 crore. The third position goes to BJP’s Rani Pakshalika Singh who total assets are over Rs 58 crore.
 
Out of the 402 MLAs analysed, 143(36%) MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of these 403 MLAs analysed for Uttar Pradesh 2012 Assembly Elections, 189 (47%) have declared criminal cases against them.
 
As many as 107 (26%) MLAs have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder etc. Out of 403 MLAs analysed during Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2012, 98 (24%) MLAs had declared serious criminal cases against themselves.
 
Eight MLAs have declared cases related to murder (IPC Section 302) against themselves, while 34 MLAs have declared cases related to attempt to murder (IPC Section 307) against themselves.
 
As many as 114(37%) out of 312 MLAs from BJP are MLAs with criminal cases, while 14(30%) out of 46 MLAs were from SP. Five (26%) out of 19 MLAs were from BSP, 1(14%) out of 7 MLAs from INC and 3 (100%) out 3 Independent MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
 
 

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