About 94% of the elected Andhra Pradesh MLAs are multi-millionaires or crorepatis. An analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) found that 163 out of the newly-elected 174 MLAs are crorepatis, with most of them being from the ruling party Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP).
The YSRCP won a massive victory in the recently-concluded Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections bagging 151 out of the 175 Assembly seats in the elections which were held on April 11. The Telugu Desam Party won 23 seats whereas the Jana Sena party got only one seat.
According to the ADR, the average of assets per MLA in the State was ₹27.87 crore. Former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has the highest assets (both movable and immovable) among the MLAs with ₹668 crore, while Jagan Mohan Reddy, who will be sworn in as the second Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on May 30, with declared assets of ₹510 crores, is second on the chart. As many as 140 (93%) MLAs from YSRCP, 22 (96%) from TDP and the lone Janasena party MLA have declared assets worth more than ₹1 crore.
Nagulapalli Dhanalakshmi of YSRCP has the lowest assets with ₹6.75 lakh.
Most interesting, from 2014 to 2019, the average assets of the 55 re-elected MLAs has increased by ₹18.01 crores to ₹47.99 crores from ₹29.97 crore.
The YSR Congress got 49.9% of the polled votes with their party president Jagan Mohan Reddy winning with the highest margin. There were 1,32,356 votes in his favour, with him winning over 90,110 votes more thanhis nearest rival of Telugu Desam Party's (TDP) S.V. Satish Kumar Reddy who managed 42,246 votes. In the 2014 Assembly election too, the YSRCP president won with the highest margin defeating the same TDP candidate with over 75,243 votes.
In a nail-biting contest, YSRCP's Vishnu Vardhan Malladi, who contested from Vijayawada central, won against TDP's Bonda Umamaheswara by 25 votes — the lowest margin in the state. 39.3% of the votes polled were inMr. Malladi’s favour whereas his TDP rival got 39.7% votes.
The TDP, which won 102 seats in the last Assembly election, managed to win only 23 seats this time. It also had a sharp decline in terms of vote share. Last time, the TDP won 44.9% of the votes but it decreased to 39.2% in the 2019 election.
NOTA gets more votes than Congress, BJP
People voted for None of the Above (NOTA) more than they voted for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress. BJP, Congress polled 0.084% and 1.17% votes respectively while NOTA received 1.28% votes.
Actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan's party Jana Sena polled 6.8% votes, winning a single seat while its allies - Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Communist Party of India (CPI) and Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) got less than 1% of the votes.
As many as 86 out of the 96 MLAs who have criminal cases against them are from the YSRCP. Of them, 50 MLAs have serious criminal charges against them.
112 (64%) of the elected MLAs have declared their educational qualification as a graduate or above whereas 59 (34%) MLAs have their educational qualification between 5th and 12th standard.
The 2019 Andhra Pradesh Assembly will see lesser number of women MLAs. 14 women MLAs, that constitute 8% of the total strength, have been elected to the assembly whereas 36 women MLAs were elected last time, as per the data available from Andhra Pradesh Legislature.