Asset leap among MLA candidates

February 28, 2018 07:18 pm | Updated March 02, 2018 12:03 pm IST

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

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

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:


*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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