As per the latest report of the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) Assam election watch, almost 37 per cent of the MLAs in the state’s House of 126 have an educational qualification not higher than 12 th pass.

An ADR report published on Monday said that at least 44 (37%) MLAs have declared their educational qualification to be between 5 th pass and 12th pass while 74 (62%) MLAs have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above. Only one MLA is a Diploma holder.

“Congress MLA from Badarpur constituency, Jamal Uddin Ahmed, has the lowest educational qualification. He is only 5th pass. Aziz Ahmed Khan, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA from Karimganj South Constituency and Nizam Uddin Choudhury, AIUDF MLA from Algapur constituency are the only 8 th pass,” the report said.

“Some 43 % AIUDF MLAs (6 out of 14), 41% BJPMLAs (24 out of 59), 35% Congress MLAs (7 out of 20), 33% Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) MLAs (4 out of 12) and 15% of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)MLAs (2 out of 13)have qualification between 5th Pass and 12th pass,” the report added.

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