The Pioneer

Out of the four newly-elected BJD members of Rajya Sabha from Odisha, three are having assets of over Rs 1 crore, according to the data released by the National Election Watch (NEW) and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) on the basis of an analysis of the affidavits of the members.

Manas Ranjan Mangaraj has movable assets of Rs 3,28,06,881 and immovable assets of Rs 4,97,50,000, the total being over Rs 8 crore.

Sasmit Patra has movable assets of Rs 1,35,38,850 and immovable assets of Rs 1,33,87,920, making a total of Rs 2 crore plus. Patra, who was reelected, has a decrease in average assets to Rs 2,69,26,770 this year from Rs 4,18,28,652, a 35.63% decline.

Sulata Deo has movable assets of Rs 1,30,08,463 and immovable assets of Rs 38,50,000, the total being Rs 1 crore plus.

The report has not mentioned about the assets of another new MP, Niranjan Bishi, a tribal.

One Rajya Sabha member is graduate, one postgraduate and one doctorate. One is in the range of 36-45 years and two in the range of 46-55 years.

The report has also stated no one from the newly elected MPs from Odisha has criminal cases pending against them.

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