New Delhi

The average assets of 311 MLAs re-contesting in Uttar Pradesh went up by Rs2.84 crore—roughly an increase of 82%—in the last five years, says a report.

The average assets of the 311 re-contesting MLAs from various parties in 2012 was Rs3.49 crore (Rs3,49,08,073) while this year, it stood at Rs6.33 crore (Rs6,33,64,781), a report by think-tank Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said on Tuesday.

“The average assets of these 311 re-contesting MLAs, between the Uttar Pradesh elections of 2012 and 2017, have increased by Rs 2.84 crore (Rs 2,84,56,709),” it said.

As per the analysis, which was jointly done by Uttar Pradesh Election Watch and ADR, BSP’s Shah Alam Urf Guddu Jamali saw the highest growth in assets from 2012 to 2017, an increase by over Rs 64 crore, followed by Nawab Kazim Ali Khan at Rs40 crore, also from BSP, and SP’s Anup Kumar Gupta Rs35 crore.

On party-wise analysis, ADR said SP’s 162 MLAs’ average assets increased by over Rs2 crore while that of BSP’s 57 MLAs by over Rs4 crore. It further said BJP’s 55 MLAs’ average assets increased by more than Rs2 crore and the same for the Congress’ 19 MLAs read over Rs2 crore.

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