Source: 
Daily Pioneer
https://www.dailypioneer.com/2022/state-editions/84-re-contesting-councillors----assets-up-49---says-adr.html
Author: 
Staff Reporter
Date: 
01.12.2022
City: 
New Delhi

The average assets of 84 re-contesting councillors in the MCD are Rs 4.37 crore which was Rs 2.93 crore in 2017. The average asset growth for these 84 re-contesting Councillors, between the MCD Elections of 2017 and 2022 is Rs 1.44 crores.

 According to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), average percentage growth in assets for these 84 re-contesting councillors is 49 per cent.

The ADR report showed that assets of 75 councillors of the 84 who are again contesting the MCD have increased by three to 4,437 per cent.  "Out of the 84 re-contesting councillors, assets of 75 councillors (89 per cent) have increased ranging from 3 to 4,437 per cent and assets of nine councillors (11 per cent) have decreased ranging from (-)2 per cent to (-)76 per cent," the report said.

The average assets of these 84 re-contesting councillors in 2022 are Rs 4.37 crore and their average asset growth since the last election in 2017 is Rs 1.44 crore.  The average percentage growth in assets for these councillors is 49 per cent.

 Vineet Vohra of the BJP from the 59-Pachim Vihar ward has declared the maximum increase in assets of Rs 28.61 crore, i.E from Rs 9.33 crore in 2017 to Rs 37.94 crore in 2022. 

Assets of Nandini Sharma of the BJP from the 149-Malviya Nagar ward have increased by Rs 25.58 crore -- from Rs 24.25 crore in 2017 to Rs 49.84 crore in 2022 -- the ADR report said.  Assets of Shikha Roy of the BJP from the 173-Greater Kailash ward have risen by Rs 6 crore -- from Rs 6.81 crore in 2017 to Rs 12.81 crore in 2022.

The ADR report said that average assets of 53 re-contesting councilors of the BJP had 3.87 crore in 2017 which now rose to Rs 5.81 crore in 2022. AAP’s 22 councillors are recontesting whose average assets increased from Rs 1.20 crore to Rs 1.63 crore in 2022.

The five re contesting candidates of the Congress whose average assets increased from Rs 1.85 crore to Rs 2.96 crore in the last five years.

The average assets of independent re contesting candidates also rose from Rs 94 lakh in 2017 to Rs 2.17 crore in 2022.   The Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls are slated for December 4.

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