The newly elected MLAs in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura will walk into the Assembly with a mix of wealth and education under their belts.

The three northeastern states where the BJP will either have its government or is set to be part of coalition governments, has 75 per cent, 66 per cent and 25 per cent crorepati MLAs, said an analysis of their affidavits by Association for Democratic Reforms, which was released on Sunday.

In Nagaland, 65 per cent new MLAs are graduates or above while the percentage is 64 in Meghalaya.

Five per cent new MLAs in Tripura possess the same educational qualification while 49 per cent have cleared Class VIII to XII.

Neiphiu Rio, who staked claim to be the next Nagaland chief minister on Sunday, tops the list of crorepati MLAs in the state with total assets of Rs 36.41 crore.

Rio's newly formed NDPP won 17 of the 60 Assembly seats. Thirty seven per cent new MLAs possess assets worth Rs 5 crore and above, said the analysis.

In 2013, the state had 61 per cent crorepati MLAs.

Fifty-three per cent new MLAs in Nagaland are aged between 41 and 60 years while 13 per cent are between 31 and 40 years of age.

In Meghalaya, Metbah Lyngdoh of the United Democratic Party, a regional party, tops the list of assets with Rs 87.26 crore. The average assets of the newly elected MLAs in the state stands at Rs 7.18 crore, which was Rs 7.77 crore in 2013.

The report said 38 MLAs (64 per cent) are graduates and above while 21 others (36 per cent) are Class VIII and XII pass. The NPP led by Conrad Sangma, son of former Lok Sabha Speaker P.A. Sangma, with support of the BJP and Independents staked claim to form the next government. Conrad was elected as a Lok Sabha member from Tura in May 2016 following his father's demise.

Biplab Kumar Ghosh, a newly elected BJP MLA from Matarbari constituency in Tripura, possesses the highest assets among the 59 MLAs with Rs 5.86 crore.

Burba Mohan Tripura of BJP (Gomati) declared the lowest assets of Rs 23,793.

Tripura elected three women MLAs (five per cent) this time, which was five (eight per cent) in 2013.

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