Source: 
NDTV
http://www.ndtv.com/album/listing/news/meet-the-rich-poor-of-rajya-sabha-7208
Date: 
14.04.2010

It is a place frequented by the rich and the famous. No we are not discussing a high-end club or a Bollywood bash. This is the seat of India's democracy-The Rajya Sabha.

A recent study conducted by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) and the National Election Watch (NEW) — an umbrella body of about 1,200 NGOs worldwide — has found that most crorepatis are from the Congress and the BJP.

The study analysed self- sworn affidavits filed by the 219 members at the time of their election to the Rajya Sabha. The data was obtained under the Right to Information Act.

Uttar Pradesh MPs score the highest in this regard (17 out of 26, i.e. 65 per cent).

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