Current Assembly ‘houses’ 72% crorepati MLAs

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Oct 2018 11:53:52


 

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Report says that out of 230 MLAs of current Assembly, affidavits of only 225 MLAs were examined and due to technical reasons, affidavits of five MLAs, including Ranjeet Singh Gunwan, Malini Gond, Bhupendra Singh, Jaivardhan Singh and Neelam Mishra, could not be examined

Madhya Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has released the report of MLAs of 14th assembly by saying that current assembly has 72 percent crorepati MLAs. In last assembly (2008), number of crorepati MLAs was just 38 percent. This means that number of crorepati MLAs grew 34 percent.


The report says that out of 230 MLAs of current Assembly, affidavits of only 225 MLAs were examined and due to technical reasons, affidavits of five MLAs including Ranjeet Singh Gunwan, Malini Gond, Bhupendra Singh, Jaivardhan Singh and Neelam Mishra could not be examined.
The report states that in 2008 assembly, affidavits of 219 MLAs were examined and of them, 84 MLAs were crorepati. This means only 38 percent MLAs were crorepati. In 2013 assembly, as many as 161 MLAs out of 225 MLAs were found to be crorepati. The percentage of such MLAs stands at 72 percent.


Five MLAs affidavit could not be checked. With this, in percentage wise, there are 72 percent Crorepati MLAs in 14th assembly.


The average property of every MLA in 2013 assembly is around Rs 5.24 crore. In 2008, average property of every MLA was Rs 1.44 crore. Party wise MLA report says that out of 118 BJP MLAs, 162 MLAs are crorepati. Out of 56 Congress MLAs, 40 MLAs are crorepati. Out of three independent MLAs, two MLAs are crorepati. Out of four BSP MLAs, one MLA is crorepati. Average property of per BJP MLA is Rs 5.37 crore. Likewise, average property of per Congress MLA is 4.95 crore.

The average property of BSP MLAs is 3.22 crore. The names of three MLAs who declared maximum properties includes name of BJP MLA from Vijayraghavgarh, Sanjay Pathak (Rs 141 crore), BJP MLA from Ratlam City Chetan Kashyap (Rs 120 crore), BJP MLA from Tendukheda Sanjay Sharma (Rs 65 crore). The others include BJP MLA from Bhojpur Surendra Patwa (Rs 38 crore). The list of MLAs with least properties includes names of BJP MLA from Indore Usha Thakur (Rs 1.38 lakh), BJP MLA from Jhabua Shantilal Bhilwal (Rs 4.88 lakh), Congress MLA from Jatara, Dinesh Ahirwar (Rs 6.2 lakh).
The names of MLAs with high liabilities include names of 21 MLAs who owes liabilities of Rs 1 crore or more than Rs 1 crore.


As many as 19 MLAs have not given their PAN number. At least 54 MLAs declared that they have not filed their IT returns. The list of MLAs declaring highest income includes name of Sanjay Pathak. He has declared income of Rs 8 crore. MLA Sanjay Sharma from Tendukheda has declared income of Rs 3 crore and finance minister Jayant Mallaiya has declared income of Rs 88 lakh.Notably intellectuals including ex DGP Arun Gurtoo are members of MP Election Watch.