There has been a 47 percent increase in average assets of 54 re-contesting MLAs in Assembly Polls, the (ADR) said on Friday.

There are 54 re-contesting MLAs in the assembly elections of 2018.

"In 2013, the average asset of re-contesting MLAs in 2013 was Rs 54.80 lakh, which increased to Rs. 80.42 lakh in 2018.

The growth in average assets of re-contesting MLAs is Rs 25.62 lakh i.e. by 47 percent," said the ADR in its report.

The highest number of re-contesting MLAs, 44, is from [CPI-M]. Apart from it, there are seven Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), two and one Communist Party of (CPI) MLAs whose assets have increased in last five years.

The legislative assembly election will be held on February 18, 2018 to elect members of the 60 constituencies in  Friday was the last day of the campaigning.

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