The average assets of of the 184 members of the Karnataka Assembly seeking re-election in the May 12 Polls has increased by 64 per cent to Rs.44.24 crore as against Rs.26.92 crore declared during the 2013 elections.

According to a review by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), the assets of Congress MLAs numbering 108 topped the list with the average assets declared increasing by 66 per cent from Rs.37 crore to Rs.62 crore.

BJP which has renominated 49 of its members had seen the average assets of its candidates up by 16 per cent to Rs.17 crore from RS.10 crore, while that of 24 JD(S) MLAs rose by 49 per cent from Rs.14 crore to Rs.21 crore.

The highest increase has been that of Karnataka energy Minister D K Shivakumar whose assets during the current elections that stood at Rs.840 crore registering a 234 per cent increase as against Rs.231 crore assets he had declared in 2013 elections.

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