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Newly-Elected Odisha Assembly Has 95 Crorepatis, 49 MLAs With Serious Criminal Cases


27 May 2019

OMMCOM NEWS


Bhubaneswar: After analyzing the self-sworn affidavits of 146 newly elected MLAs, Odisha Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have reported that there are 95 crorepatis and 49 representatives with serious criminal cases in 16th Odisha Assembly.

Here are more details:

Number of re-elected MLAs: Number of re-elected MLAs analysed in the assembly elections of 2019 is 60.

Education Details of MLAs: 43 (29%) MLAs have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass while 101 (69%) MLAs have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above. 2 MLAs are Diploma holder.

Age details of MLAs: 2 (1%) MLAs have declared their age to be between 25 and 30 years while 13 (9%) MLAs have declared their age to be between 31 and 40 years. There are 123(84%) MLAs who have declared their age to be between 41 and 70 years while 8(5%) MLAs have declared their age to be between 71 and 80.

Gender details of MLAs: Out of 146 MLAs, 13 (9%) MLAs are women. In 2014, out of 147 MLAs, 11 (7%) MLAs were women.

MLAs with criminal cases: 67(46%) MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves. In 2014 Assembly polls, 52 (35%) MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves.

MLAs with serious criminal cases: 49(34%) MLAs have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping etc. In 2014 Assembly polls, 41 (28%) MLAs had declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

MLAs with declared cases related to murder: 2 MLAs have declared cases related to murder (IPC Section 302).

MLAs with declared cases related to attempt to murder: 11 MLAs have declared cases related to attempt to murder (IPC Section 307)

Party wise MLAs with criminal cases:46(41%) out of 112 MLAs from BJD, 14 (61%) out of 23 MLAs from BJP and 6 (67%) out of 9 MLAs from Congress have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

Party wise MLAs with serious criminal cases: 33(30%) out of 112 MLAs from BJD, 10 (44%) out of 23 MLAs from BJP and 5 (56%) out of 9 MLAs from INC have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

Crorepati MLAs: Out of the 146 newly elected MLAs, 95 (65%) are crorepatis. In 2014 assembly elections, 76 (52%) MLAs were crorepatis.

Partywise crorepati MLAs: 79 (71%)out of 112 MLAs from BJD, 9 (39%) out of 23 MLAs from BJP and 7(78%) out of 9 INC MLAs have declared assets valued more than Rs 1 crore.

Naveen Patnaik has the highest assets worth Rs 63 crore, followed by Naba Kishore Das of Jharsuguda with assets worth Rs 33 crore and Saroj Kumar Meher of Dhenkanal with assets of Rs 31 crore. Independent candidate Makrand Muduli of Rayagada has lowest amount of assets worth Rs 15,000 only. 

Party wise average assets: The average assets per MLA for 112 BJD MLAs analysed is Rs 5.08 crores and 23 BJP MLAs have average assets of Rs 1.01 crore and 9 Congress MLAs have average assets of Rs 5.67 crores.

MLAs with high income as declared in ITR: Mohammed Moquim of Barabati-Cuttack with Rs 4 crore; Naba Kishore Das of Jharsuguda with Rs 1 crore and Sudhir Kumar Samal of Dhenkanal with Rs 1 crore.