BANGALORE: Post 16th Lok Sabha polls, India has witnessed MPs from various backgrounds. Out of which, 165 MPs re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha are multi-millionaires. These MPs’ assets have on an average risen by a whopping 137 percent between 2009 and 2014, as per the analysis by the National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms. According to a report, of Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), the assets of the actor-turned politician who was re-elected from Patna Sahib seat in Bihar, grew by a whopping 778 percent in the span of five years.

Sinha's assets jumped from 15 crore in 2009 to 131.74 crore in 2014, which is an increase of 116.73 crore. Second on the list is BJD MP from Puri constituency of Odisha, Pinaki Mishra whose assets increased from 29.69 crores in 2009 to 137.09 crores in 2014. Former Union minister and NCP leader Sharad Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule, who won from Baramati constituency in Maharashtra, is on the third position with her assets increasing from 51.53 crores in 2009 to 113.90 crores in 2014, a rise of 62.37 crore.

Among the other prominent leaders whose assets grew exponentially are Gopinath Munde, Varun Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi, Dimple Yadav, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Mulayam Singh Yadav. Gopinath Munde, who won on a BJP ticket from Beed, Maharashtra saw his assets rising from 6 crore in 2009 to 38 crore in 2014, a hike of 511 percent. (With PTI Inputs)

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