Rajya Sabha MPs who have not been analysed

24th March, 2018

Dear friends,

National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 229 out of 233 sitting Rajya Sabha MPs. 3 MPs have not been analysed as their affidavits were unavalible or badly scanned. One Rajya Sabha seat in Bihar is vacant.

S.No.

State

Name

Party

Issue

1

RAJASTHAN

K.J. ALPHONS

BJP

Affidavit not available

2

KERALA

K K RAGESH

CPM

Incomplete affidavit

3

JHARKHAND

Dhiraj Prasad Sahu

INC

Badly scanned affidavit

4

BIHAR

Seat is vacant

Table: Rajya Sabha MPs who have not been analysed

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND

·         Rajya Sabha MPs with criminal cases: Out of the 229 Rajya Sabha MPs analysed, 51(22%) Rajya Sabha MPs have declared criminal cases against themselves.

·         Rajya Sabha MPs with serious criminal cases:20(9%) Rajya Sabha MPs have declared serious criminal cases.

·         Rajya Sabha MPs with declared cases related to murder:  One Rajya Sabha MPs namely Dhoot Rajkumar Nandlal (SHS) fromMaharashtra has declared cases related to murder (IPC section 302).

·         Rajya Sabha MPs with declared cases related to attempt to murder:  2 Rajya Sabha MPs namely Gopal Narayan Singh (BJP)from Bihar and V. Muraleedharan (BJP) from Maharashtra have declared cases related to attempt to murder (IPC Section 307).

·         Party wise Rajya Sabha MPs with criminal cases:14(22%) out of 64 Rajya Sabha MPs from BJP8 (16%) out of 50 Rajya Sabha MPs from INC3 (21%)  out of 14 Rajya Sabha MPs from SP, 4(31%)  out of 13 Rajya Sabha MPs from AIADMK  and 1(8%) out of 13Rajya Sabha MPs from  AITC have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

·         Party wise Rajya Sabha MPs with serious criminal cases:  4(6%) out of 64 Rajya Sabha MPs from BJP5 (10%) out of 50 Rajya Sabha MPs from INC1 (7%)  out of 14 Rajya Sabha MPs from SP, 1(11%)  out of 9 Rajya Sabha MPs from BJD  and 2(40%) out of 5 Rajya Sabha MPs from  RJD have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.


Figure: Party wise percentage of Rajya Sabha MPs with declared criminal cases

·         State Wise Rajya Sabha MPs with criminal cases: 8(42%) out of 19 Rajya Sabha MPs from Maharashtra7 (47%) out of 15 Rajya Sabha MPs from Bihar6 (19%) out of 31 Rajya Sabha MPs from Uttar Pradesh, 6(33%) out of 18 Rajya Sabha MPs from Tamil Nadu and 3(27%) out of 11 Rajya Sabha MPs from Madhya Pradesh have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

Figure: State wise percentage of Rajya Sabha MPs with declared criminal cases

FINANCIAL BACKGROUND


Figure: Share of wealth among Rajya Sabha MPs

·         Share of wealth among Rajya Sabha MPs : The share of wealth amongst sitting Rajya Sabha MPs as follows:

Value of assets (Rs)

Number of Rajya Sabha MPs

Percentage of Rajya Sabha MPs

Rs.10 crores and above

84

37%

Rs.5 crores to Rs.10 crores

34

15%

Rs.1 crore to Rs.5 crores

83

36%

Rs.20 lakhs to Rs.1 crore

23

10%

less than Rs.20 lakhs

5

2%

Table: Share of wealth among Rajya Sabha MPs

 

·         Crorepati Rajya Sabha MPsOut of the 229 sitting Rajya Sabha MPs analysed, 201 (88%) are crorepatis..

 

·         Partywise crorepati Rajya Sabha MPs: Among major parties, 58 (91%)out of 64 Rajya Sabha MPs from BJP,46 (92%) out of 50 Rajya Sabha MPs from INC13(93%) Rajya Sabha MPs from SP and 12(92%)out of 13 Rajya Sabha MPs from AIADMK have declared assets valued more than Rs 1 crore.


Figure: Party Wise Percentage of Crorepatis Rajya Sabha MPs


Figure: State Wise Percentage of Crorepatis Rajya Sabha MPs

·         Average assets:The average of assets per Rajya Sabha MP is Rs. 55.62 crores.

 

·         Party wise average assets: Among the major parties, the average assets per MP for 64 BJP Rajya Sabha MPs analysed is Rs27.80 crores50 INC Rajya Sabha MPs have average assets of Rs 40.98 crores , 14 SP Rajya Sabha MPs have average assets worth Rs. 92.68 crores and 13 AITC Rajya Sabha MPs have average assets of Rs. 12.22 crores.

·         High asset Rajya Sabha MPs*:The top three Rajya Sabha MPs with high assets are given below:

S.No.

Name

State

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Mahendra Prasad

BIHAR

JD(U)

40,43,48,19,318

34,92,41,000

40,78,40,60,318
4078 Crore+

Y

2

Bachchan Jaya Amitabh

UTTAR PRADESH

SP

5,38,83,66,566

4,62,80,25,000

10,01,63,91,566
1001 Crore+

Y

3

Ravindra Kishore Sinha

BIHAR

BJP

7,94,16,49,173

62,95,00,000

8,57,11,49,173
857 Crore+

Y

 Table: Top three Rajya Sabha MPs with highest declared assets

 

·         Low asset Rajya Sabha MPs: 3 Rajya Sabha MPs  with lowest assets have their assets valued less than Rs 7 lakhs, and their details are as follows:

S.No.

Name

State/UT

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Ahmed Hassan

WEST BENGAL

AITC

1,40,205

2,64,662

4,04,867
4 Lacs+

Y

2

Achyutananda Samananta

ORISSA

BJD

4,12,374

83,714

4,96,088
4 Lacs+

Y

3

Sanjay Singh

NCT OF DELHI

AAP

6,60,513

0

6,60,513
6 Lacs+

Y

Table: Three Rajya Sabha MPs with lowest declared assets

 

·         Rajya Sabha MPs with high liabilities: 154(67%) Rajya Sabha MPs have declared liabilities, and the details of the top 3 Rajya Sabha MPs with highest deaclared liabilities are as follows:

S.No.

Name

State/UT

Party Name

Total Assets(Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

1

Kakde Sanjay Dattatraya

MAHARASHTRA

IND

4,25,65,86,815
425 Crore+

3,04,60,34,642
304 Crore+

2

T Subbarami Reddy

ANDHRA PRADESH

INC

4,22,44,58,704
422 Crore+

1,73,58,97,037
173 Crore+

3

Bachchan Jaya Amitabh

UTTAR PRADESH

SP

10,01,63,91,566
1001 Crore+

1,05,64,84,796
105 Crore+

 Table: Top three Rajya Sabha MPs with high liabilities

 

·         Rajya Sabha MPs with high income as declared in ITR*:The table below shows Rajya Sabha MPs who have declared highest income in their Income Tax Returns.

S.No.

Name

Party Name

State

Total Asset (Rs)

The financial year for which the last income tax return has been filed by candidate

Total income shown by candidate in ITR (Self+Spouse+Dependent) (Rs)

Self income shown by candidate in ITR (Rs)

1

Mahendra Prasad

JD(U)

BIHAR

40,78,40,60,318  4078 Crore+

2016-2017

3,06,14,00,000  306 Crore+

3,03,50,00,000  303 Crore+

2

Abhishek Manu Singhvi

INC

WEST BENGAL

6,49,80,99,894  649 Crore+

2016-2017

1,31,56,86,280  131 Crore+

1,30,96,95,330  130 Crore+

3

Bachchan Jaya Amitabh

SP

UTTAR PRADESH

10,01,63,91,566  1001 Crore+

2016-2017

78,76,67,570  78 Crore+

13,02,810  13 Lacs+

Table: Top 3 Rajya Sabha MPs with high income as declared in income tax returns

*Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents

 

 

·         Rajya Sabha MPs who have not declared Income Tax Details*:24 (10%) Rajya Sabha MPs out of 229 analyzed have not declared income tax details.

* Some Rajya Sabha MPs may be exempted from filing Income Tax Returns

 

OTHER BACKGROUND DETAILS

·         Education Details of Rajya Sabha MPs:  27 (12%) Rajya Sabha MPs have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass while 197 (86%) Rajya Sabha MPs have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above.

·         Age details of Rajya Sabha MPs:8 (3%) Rajya Sabha MPs have declared their age to be between 31 and 40 years while 115 (50%) Rajya Sabha MPs have declared their age to be between 41 and 60 years.There are 102(45%) Rajya Sabha MPs who have declared their age to be between 61 to 80 years.  There are Rajya Sabha MPs who have declared their age to be above 80 years.

 

·         Gender details of Rajya Sabha MPs:Out of 229 Rajya Sabha MPs, 25 (11%) Rajya Sabha MPs are women.

Contact Details

 

Media and Journalist Helpline

 

+91 80103 94248

Email: adr@adrindia.org

Maj.Gen. Anil Verma (Retd)

Head

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

011 4165 4200,

+91 88264 79910

adr@adrIndia.org,

anilverma@adrindia.org

Prof Jagdeep Chhokar

IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)

Founder Member,

National Election Watch, Association for Democratic

Reforms

+91 99996 20944

jchhokar@gmail.com

 

Prof Trilochan Sastry

IIM Bangalore

Founder Member,

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

+91 94483 53285

trilochans@iimb.ernet.in

 

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