Source: 
Tribune
http://www.omantribune.com/index.php?page=news&id=157161&heading=India
Date: 
10.12.2013
City: 
New Delhi

NEW DELHI The newly elected assembly of Delhi is richer than the average Delhiite, the average assets per legislator being around Rs108.3 million, reveals a report compiled by the Association for Democratic Reforms and the Delhi Election Watch.

Latest reports say the annual per capita income of Delhi, highest in the country, is Rs201,000 in 2012-13 as per Delhi government statistics.

At least 51 or 73 per cent of the 70 Delhi legislators are multi-millionaires, said the report released on Monday.

While 30 of the 31 lawmakers (97 per cent) from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are multi-millionaires, 12 of the 28 in the Aam Aadmi Party (43 per cent) and seven of the eight in the Congress also belong to that category.

The Shiromani Akali Dal’s sole elected lawmaker and the only Independent member also fall in this bracket. Incidentally, the single Janata Dal (United) is not a millionaire.

The average assets of 22 Delhi legislators re-elected in 2013 are worth Rs142.2 million each. Their average assets in 2008 were Rs32 million. Their average asset growth thus is 338 per cent or Rs109.7 million.

The 13 re-elected MLAs of the BJP have shown an average assets increase of 392 per cent or Rs.141.0 million over the five-year period. For eight re-elected Congress legislators, the increase is much less at 237 per cent or Rs72 million.

The BJP’s Sat Prakash Rana from Bijwasan constituency has recorded the biggest growth in assets (Rs1,055.1 million) from Rs63.8 million in 2008 to Rs1,118.9 million in 2013.

Assets of Devender Yadav (Congress) from Badli constituency have gone up Rs200.4 million (271 per cent) from Rs73.8 million to Rs274.3 million.

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