Assets of legislators increases in last 5 yrs: ADR

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 14:23

Dehra Dun: The average assets of legislators
in Uttarakhand have jumped by Rs 1.79 crore during the past
five years, a reputed think tank working on electoral reforms
has revealed.

A BJP MLA, whose total assets stood at Rs 78 lakh in
2007, has now reached Rs 7.04 crore with a whopping spike of
803 per cent, according to the Association for Democratic
Reforms (ADR).

The MLA is followed by a Congress legislator, whose
assets have grown to Rs 4.34 crore during the same period.

A BSP MLA is in the third place with an average asset
growth of Rs 2.04 crore, the NGO said.

All the three MLAs are now seeking re-election from
different seats in the hill state where the Assembly polls
will be held on January 30. This year 788 candidates are in
the fray for only 70 seats in the state Assembly.

A state minister`s total assets stood at at Rs 2.38 lakh
in 2007. In the last five years, his assets jumped by 2968 per
cent reaching Rs 70 lakh, the sharpest rise among the MLAs
during the period.

Twenty-five BJP MLAs from a political party became
crorepatis during the last five years with average assets of
Rs 1.31 crore, which is an increase of 177 per cent.

MLAs from another party possessed average assets of Rs
2.22 crore each.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 14:23

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