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As many as 75 out of 90 newly elected MLAs in are crorepatis with leading the pack as its 40 legislators are possessing assets in excess of Rs one crore, as per report prepared by Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR). 

Among the 90 winners, 9 MLAs are facing criminal cases and five of them belong to the BJP, the report of the NGO further said. 

Seven MLAs have declared their assets size in excess of Rs 50 crore with BJP from Faridabad, Vipul Goyal, declaring highest assets worth Rs 106 crore, as per the report. 

As per party-wise assets details, 40 MLAs of BJP out of 47 are crorepaties and has 14 such MLAs out of 15 winners. 13 MLAs of INLD, 2 of HJC, one and five Independents are crorepatis, as per report. 

The average assets per winner for 47 BJP MLAs worked out at Rs 10.50 crore while 19 INLD MLAs possess average assets of Rs 13.01 crore. 15 Congress MLAs have average assets worth of Rs 12.45 crores and 5 Independent winners have average assets of Rs 13.95 crore, said the report. 

As far as education qualification of new 90 MLAs is concerned, 25 are graduates while 12 are post graduates and eight MLAs are 10th pass while five winners are under matric including one illiterate.

ADR report while carrying out analysis of the age of MLAs, found that 35 winners fall in 41-50 age bracket, followed by 26 in 51-60 age group and 19 in 61-70 age slab. 

Seven winners are in the age group of 31-40 while two are in 25-30 age group. 

Among 12 MLAs who have not filed income tax returns include seven of BJP, four of INLD and one SAD, as per report.

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