The Rajya Sabha elections will be held on Friday and there are several crorepatiss in the fray. The richest candidate is Mahendra Prasad of the JD(U) contesting from Bihar. He has assets worth over Rs 4,000 crore, states the Association for Democratic Reforms.
Mahendra Prasad: JD(U): Bihar: Rs 4,078 crore
Jaya Bachchan: SP: UP: Rs 1,001 crore
B M Farooq: JD(S): Karnataka: Rs 766 crore
Abhishek Manu Singhvi: Congress: WB: Rs 649 crore
C M Ramesh: TDP: AP: Rs 258 crore
The lowest assets:
Achyutananda Samananta: BJD: Odisha: Rs 4 lakh
Samir Oraon: BJP: Jharkhand: Rs 18 lakh
V Muraleedharan: BJP: MAH: Rs 27 lakh
Rajmani Patel: Congress: MP: Rs 34 lakh
Sakaldeep: BJP: UP: Rs 35 lakh
Out of the 63 candidates contesting the Rajya Sabha elections, 16 have declared criminal cases against them. Out of this 8 have declared serious criminal cases such as kidnapping, attempt to murder, robbery etc.
None of the candidates have declared their age below 42 years. 38 (60%) candidates have declared their age to be between 42 to 60 years while 25(40%) candidates who have declared their age to be between 61 to 80 years.
Among the 63 contesting candidates analysed, 5 (8%) are women.