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Mizoram Assembly Elections 2018: 36 freshly elected MLAs are crorepatis, MNF tops the list

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Of the 40 newly-elected MLAs in Mizoram, 36 are crorepatis, while the average asset of the assembly members has risen from Rs 3 crore to nearly Rs 5 crore, a study said on Wednesday.

Mizoram Assembly Elections 2018: 36 freshly elected MLAs are crorepatis, MNF tops the list
Of the 40 newly-elected MLAs in Mizoram, 36 are crorepatis, while the average asset of the assembly members has risen from Rs 3 crore to nearly Rs 5 crore, a study said on Wednesday.
However, the new assembly does not have a single woman MLA. The maximum 22 crorepati MLAs are from Mizo National Front, which has won the majority with 26 seats as per the election results announced on Tuesday.
The findings were released by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an NGO that works for electoral and political reforms.
The outgoing assembly had 30 crorepati legislators. The crorepati-club in the new assembly also includes five from Congress, eight independents and the lone BJP legislator, each of whom have declared assets valued more than Rs one crore, the ADR said.
"The average of assets per MLA in the Mizoram 2018 assembly elections is Rs 4.84 crore. In 2013, the average assets per MLA was Rs 3.10 crore," the report said.
There are nine MLAs with assets valued over Rs 5 crore, while two have declared assets between Rs 10-50 lakh, the ADR said citing their self-declared election affidavits.
It put the average asset of the 26 MLAs from the MNF at Rs 4.97 crore and at Rs 5.13 crore for the five winning candidates from Congress.
The average asset for the eight independent MLAs is Rs 4.39 crore, while the lone BJP MLA has declared assets worth Rs 3.31 crore.
Regarding criminal records, the ADR said only two MLAs (both from the MNF) have declared cases against them, as against none in the outgoing assembly.
Ten MLAs have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th and 12th class, while 29 elected MLAs have an educational qualification of graduate or above.
(With inputs from PTI)
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