Meghalaya 2018

Asset leap among MLA candidates

Voters at Nongpoh in Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya on Tuesday.

Voters at Nongpoh in Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: Ritu Raj Konwar

MLAs who are candidates for re-election in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland — where the Assembly polls have just concluded — declared a higher value of assets during this election.

In Tripura, MLAs from CPI(M) registered the largest average increase in assets (51% rise). In Meghalaya, the largest increase was registered with MLAs of the Peoples Democratic Front (258%), while in Nagaland, the largest rise was seen in MLAs of the Naga People's Front (43.58%).

 

The below chart shows the average increase in assets for MLAs of the three States.

 

 

 

MLAs with the highest increase from each State are given below:

Name

State

Party in 2018/13

Assets increase*

Ngaitlang Dhar

Meghalaya

NPP/INC

59.57

Yitachu

Nagaland

NPF/NPF

10.83

Biswa Bandhu Sen

Tripura

BJP/INC

2.15

 

*Increase in ₹ crore since 2013 Assembly election

Source: Association for Democratic Reforms report

NPP: National People's Party

NPF: Naga People's Front

INC: Indian National Congress

BJP: Bharatiya Janata Party

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