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174(33%) Sitting MPs have declared criminal cases against themselves

National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 521 Sitting MPs out of 543 MPs in the Lok Sabha 2014 Elections. This report is based on the information declared by the MPs in their affidavits submitted prior to Lok Sabha 2014 Elections. There 22 constituencies where the seats are vacant. For the complete report, please go to : https://adrindia.org/content/lok-sabha-elections-2014-analysis-criminal-background-financial-education-gender-and-other 

Summary and Highlights 

Criminal Background

  • Sitting MPs with Criminal Cases: Out of the 521 Sitting MPs analysed, 174(33%) Sitting MPs have declared criminal cases against themselves.

  • Sitting MPs with Serious Criminal Cases: 106 (20%) Sitting MPs have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, communal disharmony, kidnapping, crimes against women etc.
  • Sitting MPs with cases related to murder10 Sitting MPs have declared cases related to murder. Out of these, 4 Sitting MPs from BJP1 MP from INCNCPLJPRJD, Swabhimani Paksha each and one MP is an independent
  • Sitting MPs with cases related to Attempt to Murder: 14 Sitting MPs have declared cases of attempt to murder. Out of these, 8Sitting MPs from BJP and one MP each from INC, AITC, NCP, RJD, Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha.
  • Sitting MPs with cases related to causing Communal Disharmony: 14 Sitting MPs declared cases related to causing communal disharmony. Out of these, 10 Sitting MPs from BJP and 1 MP by TRS, PMK, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen and AIUDF each.
  • Party wise Sitting MPs with Criminal Cases: 92 (35%) out of 267 Sitting MPs analysed from BJP, 7 (16%) out of 45 Sitting MPs from INC, 6 (16%) out of 37 Sitting MPs from AIADMK, 15 (83%) out of 18 Sitting MPs from Shiv Sena and (21%) out of 34 Sitting MPs fielded by AITC Sitting MPs have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • Party wise Sitting MPs with Serious Criminal Cases: 58 (22%) out of 267 Sitting MPs analysed from BJP, 2 (4%) out of 45 Sitting MPs from INC, 3 (8%) out of 37 Sitting MPs from AIADMK, 8 (44%) out of 18 Sitting MPs from Shiv Sena and (12%) out of34 Sitting MPs fielded by AITC Sitting MPs have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits. 

Financial Background

  • Crorepati Sitting MPs: Out of the 521 Sitting MPs analysed, 430 (83%) are crorepatis.
  • Party-wise Crorepati Sitting MPs: 227 (85%) out of 267 Sitting MPs analysed in BJP37 (82%) out of 45 Sitting MPs in INC29 (78%) out of 37 Sitting MPs in AIADMK and 22 (65%) out of 34 Sitting MPs in AITC have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore. 

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  • Average Assets: The average assets per sitting MP for Lok Sabha 2014 elections are Rs. 14.72 crores.
  • Party-wise Average Assets: Among major parties, the average assets per MP for 267 BJP Sitting MPs analysed is Rs 11.89 crores45 INC Sitting MPs have average assets of Rs.15.47 crores, 37 AIADMK Sitting MPs have average assets worth of Rs.6.47 crores and 34 AITC Sitting MPs have average assets of Rs. 2.56 crores
  • High Asset Sitting MPs*: 32 Sitting MPs have declared more than Rs.50 crores worth of assets. The top three Sitting MPs with the highest assets are given below:
S.No. Name State Constituency Party Name Total Assets (Rs) PAN Given
1 Jayadev Galla Andhra Pradesh Guntur TDP 6,83,05,81,361
 683 Crore+
Y
2 Konda Vishweshwar Reddy Telangana Chevella TRS 5,28,62,30,210
 528 Crore+
Y
3 Gokaraju Ganga Raju Andhra Pradesh Narsapuram BJP 2,88,35,67,122
 288 Crore+
Y

*Total Assets includes income of self, spouse and dependents.

  • Low Asset Sitting MPs: A total of 2 Sitting MPs have declared assets less than Rs. 5 lakhs. The two Sitting MPs with lowest assets are as follows:
S.No. Name State Constituency Party Name Total Assets (Rs) PAN Given
1 Sumedha Nand Saraswati Rajasthan Sikar BJP 34,311 
 34 Thou+
Y
2 Uma Saren West Bengal Jhargram AITC 4,99,646 
 4 Lacs+
Y
  • Sitting MPs with High Liabilities: A total of 96 Sitting MPs have declared liabilities of Rs. 1 crore and above. Out of these 96 Sitting MPs, 14 have declared liabilities of Rs. 10 crore and above. The Sitting MPs with the top three liabilities are as given below:
S.No. Name State Constituency Party Name Total Assets(Rs) Liabilities (Rs) PAN Given
1 Srinivas Kesineni Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada TDP 1,28,41,22,669
 128 Crore+
71,54,62,989 
 71 Crore+
Y
2 Poonam Mahajan Alias Poonam Vajendla Rao Maharashtra Mumbai North Central BJP 1,08,08,67,626
 108 Crore+
41,44,79,088 
 41 Crore+
Y
3 Harsimrat Kaur Badal Punjab Bathinda SAD 1,08,16,64,910
 108 Crore+
41,26,34,299 
 41 Crore+
Y
  • Crorepati Sitting MPs with no PAN: 2 Sitting MPs with total assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore have not declared PAN details. These Sitting MPs are as follows:
S.No. Name State Constituency Party Name Total Assets (Rs)
1 C. L. Ruala Mizoram Mizoram INC 2,57,33,421
 2 Crore+
2 Prasanna Kumar Patasani Odisha Bhubaneswar BJD 1,35,57,443
 1 Crore+
  • Sitting MPs with High Income as declared in ITR*: 45 Sitting MPs have declared total annual income of more than Rs. 1 crore. The top three Sitting MPs with highest declared annual income are given below:
S.No. Name Party Name Constituency State Total Assets Total income shown by MP in ITR (Self+Spouse+Dependent) Self-income shown by MP in ITR
1 Jayadev Galla TDP Guntur Andhra Pradesh 6,83,05,81,361

683 Crore+

16,85,54,700

16 Crore+

16,30,91,770

16 Crore+

2 Konda Vishweshwar Reddy TRS Chevella Telangana 5,28,62,30,210

528 Crore+

14,64,24,120

14 Crore+

62,66,140

62 Lacs+

3 Thambidurai.M AIADMK Karur Tamil Nadu 13,24,57,262

13 Crore+

10,68,54,272

10 Crore+

17,05,970

17 Lacs+

*Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents 

  • Sitting MPs who have not declared Income Tax Details*: 42 (8%) Sitting MPs out of 521 analyzed have not declared income tax details.* Some Sitting MPs may be exempted from filing Income Tax Returns
  • Sitting MPs with High Assets who have not declared Income Tax Details: 24 Sitting MPs with assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore, have not declared Income Tax Details. 

Other Background Details

  • Education Details of Sitting MPs: MP has declared that he is illiterate126 (24%) Sitting MPs have declared that have an education qualification of 12th pass or below while 384 (74%) Sitting MPs have declared having educational qualification of graduate or above.
  • Age Details of Sitting MPs: 206 (40%) Sitting MPs have declared their age to be between 25 to 50 years while 281 (54%)Sitting MPs have declared their age to be between 51 to 70 years and 34(6%) Sitting MPs have declared their age to be above 71 years.
  • Gender Details of Sitting MPs: Out of 521 sitting MPs analysed, 66 (13%) Sitting MPs are women while 455 (87%) Sitting MPs 

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