Background of the newly Elected MLAs of Assam

In a Press Conference organized in Guwahati Press Club today (20th May, 2016), the financial, criminal and other background of the newly elected MLAs of Assam is declared for the benefit of the citizen of Assam. Few of the highlights of the report are as follows.

  • Out of the 126 MLAs analysed, 14 (11%) MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of 126 MLAs analysed during Assam Assembly elections in 2011, 13 (10%) MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • 10 (8%) MLAs have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder etc. Out of 126 MLAs analysed during Assam Assembly elections in 2011, 8 (6%) MLAs had declared serious criminal cases against themselves.
  • Out of the 126 newly elected MLAs, 72 (57%) are crorepatis. Out of 126 MLAs analysed during Assam 2011 assembly elections, 47 (37%) MLAs were crorepatis.
  • The average of assets per MLA who won in the Assam 2016 assembly elections is Rs. 2.45 crores whereas the average asset for each candidate who contested in the 2016 assembly elections was Rs 1.37 crores. In 2010, the average assets per 126 MLAs analyzed was Rs 1.65 lakhs.
  • One MLA has not declared PAN details.
  • MLAs who have not declared Income Tax Details*: 9 (7%) MLAs out of 126 analyzed have not declared income tax details.
  • The average assets of re-elected MLAs in 2011 was Rs 1.54 crores. Now, the average assets of re-elected MLAs in 2016 is Rs 2.87 crores. The growth in average assets of re-elected MLAs is Rs 1.33 crores i.e. by 86%.
  • 42 (33%) MLAs have declared their education qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass while 82 (65%) MLAs have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above.
  • 65 (52%) MLAs have declared their age to be between 25 and 50 years while 61 (48%) MLAs have declared their age to be between 51 and 80 years.
  • Out of 126 MLAs, 8 (6%) MLAs are women. In 2011, out of 126 MLAs, 14 (11%) MLAs were women.