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has 66 per cent 'crorepati' MLAs, or 39 out of 59 elected in the state legislative assembly-2018 having individual wealth of over Rs 1 crore, a report here said on Sunday.

During previous elections in 2013, 60 per cent had wealth over Rs 1 crore.

According to a report by the Election Watch (MEW) and the (ADR), seven did not declare their sources of income.

Only one MLA, Bendic R Marak from the state's second largest (NPP), has declared criminal cases registered against him, which include one for criminal trespass, one for voluntarily causing hurt and the third one for acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention.

The elections were held on February 27 for 59 out of 60 seats.

Of the winning legislators, 23 had declared assets over Rs 5 crore while five had assets below Rs 5 lakh.

According to the Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms, the that emerged as the largest party with 21 seats has 15 or highest number of rich 

Other parties whose declared assets worth over one crore rupees include the NPP -- 12 out of 19, United (UDP) -- four out of six, both of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), two of four of People's (PDF), one of the two of Hill State People's (HSPDP), the lone MLA of the Party (NCP) and two of the three Independent 

According to the report, the average of assets per MLA contesting the Assembly Elections 2018 is Rs 7.18 crore.

In 2013, the average assets of worked out to Rs 7.77 crore.

The top three richest are Metbah Lyngdoh from with assets over Rs 87 crore, Dasakhiatbha Lamare from NPP with assets over Rs 40 crore and Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar from HSPDP with assets worth over Rs 29 crore.

NPP MLA Pongseng Marak declared the lowest assets of 99 lakh.

--IANS

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