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45 elected MLAs are crorepatis, 20 from NPP

Out of the 59 candidates who won the recent Assembly elections in the State, 45 (76 per cent) are crorepatis.

This is as per the report of the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) after having analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 59 winning candidates.

These include 20 out of 26 from NPP, nine out of eleven from UDP, four out of five from AITC, three out of five from Congress and two out of two from the BJP. These winning candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs 1 crore.

The average assets per winning candidate for the 26 NPP winning candidates is Rs 6.83 crore while the average assets of each of the eleven UDP winning candidates is Rs 19.96 crore. Five AITC winning candidates each have average assets worth Rs 12.72 crore while for the five Congress winning candidates, each of them have average assets worth Rs 3.03 crore.

Further, the average asset of each of the two BJP winning candidates is Rs 14.91 crore. The two HSPDP winning candidates have average assets worth Rs 32.21 crore each.

The top three MLAs with high assets are UDP president and Mairang MLA Metbah Lyngdoh (Rs 1,46,31,51,838),  HSPDP MLA Methodius Dkhar (Rs 55,10,00,487) and Sniawbhalang Dhar (Rs 45,35,80,343).

The MLAs with the low assets are AITC legislator from Dadenggre Rupa M. Marak (Rs 5,19,949), VPP legislator from North Shillong Adelbert Nongrum (Rs 13,61,442) and UDP legislator from Mowkaiaw Nujorki Sungoh (Rs 18,73,220).

Eight MLAs have declared liabilities of Rs 1 crore and above. Of this, the top three are Metbah Lyngdoh (Rs 44,54,23,816), Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar (Rs 7,28,20,406) and Sosthenes Sohtun (Rs 4,78,90,545).

Three MLAs have the highest income in their Income Tax returns. They include Sniawbhalang Dhar (Rs 30,39,76,984), Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar (Rs 4,64,89,741) and Methodius Dkhar (Rs 2,43,95,433).

In the 2018 elections, 39 (66 per cent) candidates who won were crorepatis.

The average of assets per winning candidates in the 2018 elections was at Rs 7.18 crore in 2018.

Also, three out of the 26 NPP MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits. Two of them have serious criminal cases as per their affidavits.

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