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97 per cent of MLAs in new Karnataka assembly are crorepatis

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    77 have declared pending criminal cases while 215 or 97 per cent are crorepatis in the newly elected Karnataka legislative assembly. In the assembly that was elected in 2013, there were 74 MLAs with pending criminal cases says Association for Democratic Reforms in a report.

    97 per cent of MLAs in new Karnataka assembly are crorepatis

    54(24%) MLAs have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to attempt to murder, kidnapping etc. In 2013, 39 (17%) MLAs had declared serious criminal cases against themselves
    4 MLAs have declared cases related to attempt to murder (IPC Section 307). 6 MLAs have declared cases related to Hate Speech such as promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony (IPC Section-153A); deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs (IPC Section-295A) etc.

    97 per cent of MLAs in new Karnataka assembly are crorepatis

    42(41%) out of 103 MLAs from BJP, 23 (30%) out of 78 MLAs from INC and 11 (30%) out of 37 MLAs from JD(S) MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

    97 per cent of MLAs in new Karnataka assembly are crorepatis

    29(28%) out of 103 MLAs from BJP, 17 (22%) out of 78 MLAs from INC and 8 (22%) out of 37 MLAs from JD(S) MLAs have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

    Financial background:

    Out of the 221 newly elected MLAs, 215 (97%) are crorepatis. Out of 218 MLAs analysed during Karnataka 2013 assembly elections, 203 (93%) MLAs were crorepatis.

    97 per cent of MLAs in new Karnataka assembly are crorepatis

    1 out of 103 MLAs analysed from BJP,11(14%) out of 78 MLAs from INC, 3(8%) out of 37 MLAs from JD(S) and 1(100%) MLA from Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party have declared assets valued more than Rs 100 crore.

    The average assets per MLA in the Karnataka 2018 assembly elections is Rs. 34.59 crores. In 2013, the average assets of 218 MLAs analysed was Rs 23.54 crores.

    97 per cent of MLAs in new Karnataka assembly are crorepatis

    The richest MLA is Nagaraju (MTB) of the Congress with assets worth Rs 1,015 crore. The second in the list is D K Shivakumar of the Congress with assets worth Rs 840 crore. Suresh B S of the Congress is third with assets worth Rs 416 crore.

    97 per cent of MLAs in new Karnataka assembly are crorepatis

    S A Ramdas of the BJP has the lowest assets at Rs 36 lakh. The second on this list is A S Ravindra of the JD(S) with Rs 68 lakh. N Mahesh the BSP candidate who won from Kollegal has assets worth Rs 75 lakh.

    Comparative analysis:

    97 per cent of MLAs in new Karnataka assembly are crorepatis
    • Number of re-elected MLAs: Number of re-elected MLAs analysed in the assembly elections of 2018 is 94.
    • Average assets of re-elected MLAs in 2013: The average assets of re-elected MLAs in 2013 was Rs 28.07 crores
    • Average assets of re-elected MLAs in 2018: The average assets of re-elected MLAs in 2018 is Rs 53.40 crores.
    • Average growth in assets of re-elected MLAs from 2013 to 2018: The growth in average assets of re-elected MLAs is Rs 25.33 crores i.e. by 90%.

    Other details:

    16 (7%) MLAs have declared their age to be between 25 and 40 years while 138 (62%) MLAs have declared their age to be between 41 and 60 years. There are 64(29%) MLAs who have declared their age to be between 61 to 80 years while 3 MLAs have declared their age to be above 80 years.

    Gender details of MLAs: Out of 221 MLAs, 7 (3%) MLAs are women. In 2013, out of 218 MLAs, 5 (2%) MLAs were women.

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