Panaji: Average asset of Congress MLAs is
five times more than that of BJP legislators who contested
2007 election in Goa, figures released by an NGO revealed
As per the affidavits filed during 2007 polls, the
average asset per MLA in Goa is Rs 4.25 crore.
Records available with the Election Commission
indicate that "amongst major parties", the average asset per
MLA of ruling Congress is Rs 3.33 crore, while for main
Opposition BJP it is Rs 71 lakh.
Association for Democratic Reforms, an NGO working for
voters education, has based their findings on the affidavits
filed by various candidates for 2007 Goa polls.
ADR State Coordinator Bhaskar Assoldekar said
affidavits of all the 40 MLAs was analysed by the NGO.
"It was revealed that 30 per cent of MLAs had not
furnished their Permanent Account Number (PAN) card details,"
The affidavits revealed that Education Minister
Atanasio Monserratte is the richest among the legislators with
assets valued at Rs 15 crore, followed by Urban Development
Minister Joaquim Alemao (Rs 9 crore) and Health Minister
Vishwajit Rane (Rs 7 crore).