National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 63 out 64 candidates contesting for Rajya Sabha Elections to be held on 23rd March, 2018 for 58 seats in 16 states. One candidate namely Dhiraj Kumar Sahu (INC) contesting from Jharkhand has not been analysed as his affidavit was badly scanned.


Summary and Highlights

Criminal Background

 

  • Candidates with Criminal Cases:   16 (25%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases:   8(13%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves such as kidnapping, attempt to murder, robbery etc.

Figure: Party Wise Candidates with Declared Criminal Cases

 

Financial Background

 

  • Crorepati Candidates: Out of the 63 candidates analysed, 55 (87%) are crorepatis. 
  • Party wise Crorepati Candidates: Among the major parties 26(90%) out of 29 candidates from BJP, 10(91%) out of 11 candidates from INC, 3 (75%) out of 4 candidates from AITC, 3(100%) candidates from TRS, 2(100%) out of 2 candidates from JD(U) and 1 (100%) from  SP have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.
  • Average Assets: The average assets of 63 candidates analysed is Rs 122.13 crores. 

Figure: Party Wise Crorepati Candidates

 

 

  • Top 5 Candidates with High Assets: The candidate with the highest declared total assets is Mahendra Prasad contesting from Bihar with assets worth Rs.4078.40 crores. The details of assets of top 5 candidates are given below:        

S.No.

Name

State

Party

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Mahendra Prasad

BIHAR

JD(U)

40,43,48,19,318

34,92,41,000

40,78,40,60,318
 4078 Crore+

Y

2

Bachchan Jaya Amitabh

UTTAR PRADESH

SP

5,38,83,66,566

4,62,80,25,000

10,01,63,91,566
 1001 Crore+

Y

3

B.M. Farooq

KARNATAKA

JD(S)

96,91,37,053

6,69,91,78,931

7,66,83,15,984 
 766 Crore+

Y

4

Abhishek Manu Singhvi

WEST BENGAL

INC

5,65,33,99,794

84,47,00,100

6,49,80,99,894 
 649 Crore+

Y

5

C M Ramesh

ANDHRA PRADESH

TDP

40,09,37,213

2,18,11,00,386

2,58,20,37,599 
 258 Crore+

Y

Table: Top 5 Candidates with high Assets

 

Top 5 Candidates with Low Assets: The candidate with the lowest declared total assets is Achyutananda Samananta contesting from Orissa with assets worth Rs.4.96 lakhs. The details of assets of top 5 candidates with low assets are given below:

S.No.

Name

District

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Achyutananda Samananta

ORISSA

BJD

4,12,374

83,714

4,96,088 
 4 Lacs+

Y

2

Samir Oraon

JHARKHAND

BJP

18,69,000

0

18,69,000 
 18 Lacs+

Y

3

V. Muraleedharan

MAHARASHTRA

BJP

7,71,646

20,00,000

27,71,646 
 27 Lacs+

Y

4

Rajmani Patel

MADHYA PRADESH

INC

24,57,000

10,00,000

34,57,000 
 34 Lacs+

Y

5

Sakaldeep

UTTAR PRADESH

BJP

9,83,708

25,70,000

35,53,708 
 35 Lacs+

Y

Table: Top 5 Candidates with low Assets

 

  • Top 5 Candidates with declared liabilities: A total of 41(65%) candidates have declared liabilities out of which the candidate with the highest liabilities is Jaya Amitabh Bachchan contesting from Uttar Pradesh with Rs. 105.64 crores of liabilities. The details of top 5 candidates with  highest liabilities are given below:

S.No.

Name

State

Party Name

Total Assets(Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

Disputed liabilities (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Bachchan Jaya Amitabh

UTTAR PRADESH

SP

10,01,63,91,566 
 1001 Crore+

1,05,64,84,796 
 105 Crore+

Y

2

Abhishek Manu Singhvi

WEST BENGAL

INC

6,49,80,99,894 
 649 Crore+

# 98,16,98,967 
 98 Crore+

13,45,280 
 13 Lacs+

Y

3

B.M. Farooq

KARNATAKA

JD(S)

7,66,83,15,984 
 766 Crore+

# 97,93,51,441 
 97 Crore+

4,71,53,005 
 4 Crore+

Y

4

Vemireddy Prabhakar Reddy

ANDHRA PRADESH

Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party

2,30,26,50,883 
 230 Crore+

96,84,84,206 
 96 Crore+

Y

5

C M Ramesh

ANDHRA PRADESH

TDP

2,58,20,37,599 
 258 Crore+

39,24,57,789 
 39 Crore+

Y

Table: Top 5 Candidates with declared liabilities

#Disputed Liabilites

  • Candidates with high income as declared in the ITR*: 13 candidates have declared total annual income of more than Rs 1 crore. The details of top 5  candidates are as given below:

S.No.

Name

Party

State

Total Asset (Rs)

Self-Source of Income

Spouse's Source of Income

The financial year for which the last income tax return has been filed by candidate

Total income shown by candidate in ITR (Self+Spouse+

Dependent) (Rs)

Self-income shown by candidate in ITR (Rs)

1

Mahendra Prasad

JD(U)

BIHAR

40,78,40,60,318  4078 Crore+

Parliament Salary, Consultancy Fee, Dividend, Rent, Bank Interest, Agricultural Income

Rent, Dividend Bank Interest

2016-2017

3,06,14,00,000

306 Crore+

3,03,50,00,000  

303 Crore+

2

Abhishek Manu Singhvi

INC

WEST BENGAL

6,49,80,99,894  

649 Crore+

Professional Fees, Returns of Investment, MP Salary & Rental income

Returns of Investment, Rent from Property, royalty & Performance fees

2016-2017

1,31,56,86,280

131 Crore+

1,30,96,95,330 

 130 Crore+

3

Bachchan Jaya Amitabh

SP

UTTAR PRADESH

10,01,63,91,566  1001 Crore+

Acting

Acting

2016-2017

78,76,67,570

78 Crore+

13,02,810  

13 Lacs+

4

Rajeev Chandrasekhar

BJP

KARNATAKA

64,60,35,965

64 Crore+

Income From Salary, Income From House Property, Income From Business & Income From Other Sources

Income From Business or Profession, Income From Salary, Income From Other Sources

2016-2017

28,22,40,360

28 Crore+

28,00,96,150  

28 Crore+

5

B.M. Farooq

JD(S)

KARNATAKA

7,66,83,15,984

 766 Crore+

Business

Business

2016-2017

10,78,99,481

10 Crore+

10,19,40,417  

10 Crore+

Table: Top 5 Candidates with high income

*Some Candidates may be exempted from filing Income tax returns

Other Background Details

  • Education details of candidates: 7 (11%) candidates have declared their educational qualification to be between 10th and 12th, while 55 (87%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above.
  • Age details of candidates: 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.
  • Gender details of candidates:  Among the 63 contesting candidates analysed, 5 (8%) are women.  

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