As many as 75 MLAs, which is 83 percent of the total 90 MLAs in the outgoing Haryana Assembly are crorepatis and the average of assets per member of the assembly is Rs 12.97 crore.

“75 out of the 90 MLAs in Haryana possess assets worth more than one crore rupees,” stated an analytical report released by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

The report also pointed out that ten Haryana MLAs have criminal cases pending against them of which six have serious criminal cases against them.

The ADR has analysed the data related to 48 Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs, 15 Congress MLAs, 18 Indian National Lok Dal MLAs, 2 Haryana Janhit Congress MLAs (now merged with Congress), 1 Shiromani Akali Dal MLA, 1 Bahujan Samaj Party MLA and five independents.

Ahead of the assembly elections, lone SAD MLA and BSP MLA, several INLD MLAs and independents have already joined the ruling BJP. HJC MLAs Kuldeep Bishoi and his wife Renuka Bishnoi had merged with the Congress.

As per the ADR report, Vipul Goyal, who is Cabinet Minister in the Manohar Lal Khattar Government is the richest MLA in the outgoing assembly with assets worth over Rs 106 crore followed by Congress’ Kuldeep Bishnoi and his wife Renuka Bishnoi with assets worth over Rs 80 crore each and Cabinet Minister Capt. Abhimanyu with assets more than Rs 77 crore.

Party-wise, the average assets per MLA for 48 BJP MLAs analysed was Rs 10.34 crore, while for 18 MLAs of the INLD, the average assets stood at Rs 13.63 crore. The average assets of 15 Congress MLAs stood at Rs 12.43 crore while for the two Haryana Janhit Congress (merged with Congress) MLAs the average assets were valued at Rs 80.12 crore. The five independent MLAs have average assets of Rs 13.93 crore.

The ADR report stated that 10 MLAs have criminal cases against them with 6 having serious charges registered.

Party-wise, 5 BJP MLAs, 2 INLD MLAs and 1 each from Congress and HJC and one independent have declared criminal cases against them.

BJP’s Kamal Gupta and Umesh Aggarwal, Congress’ Randeep Singh Surjewala and Kuldeep Bishnoi have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

Notably, the 90-member Haryana Assembly will go to polls on October 21 and the result will be declared on October 24.

In assembly elections 2014, BJP had bagged 47 seats, INLD 19 seats, Congress 15 seats, HJC 2 seats, one seat each was won by SAD and BSP and five independents were elected.

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