TRS' Dr Bandi Parthasaradhi is richest new Rajya Sabha MP: Report

Telangana Rashtra Samithi’s Dr Bandi Parthasaradhi is the richest Rajya Sabha MP elected in the recent polls. His net asset is estimated at Rs. 5,300 crores, according to data analysed by the election watchdog body Association for Democratic Reforms.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  17 Jun 2022 3:47 AM GMT
TRS Dr Bandi Parthasaradhi is richest new Rajya Sabha MP: Report

Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi's Dr Bandi Parthasaradhi is the richest Rajya Sabha MP elected in the recent polls. His net asset is estimated at Rs. 5,300 crores, according to data analysed by the election watchdog body Association for Democratic Reforms.

Out of the 57 newly-elected MPs, 53 (93%) are crorepatis. Former Congress leader Kapil Siban who was elected a Rajya Sabha MP as an Independent candidate from Uttar Pradesh is the second-richest MP with a net asset of Rs. 608 crores followed by Vikramjit Singh Sahney of the Aam Aadmi Party from Punjab with an asset of Rs. 498 crores.

Around 19 (86%) of the 22 MPs from BJP, nine (100%) out of nine MPs from INC, four (100%) out of four MPs from YSRCP, three (100%) out of three MPs from DMK, three (100%) out of three MPs from BJD, two (100%) out of two MPs from TRS, two (100%) out of two MPs from AIADMK, two (100%) out of two MPs from RJD, two (100%) out of two Independent MPs, one (50%) out of two MPs from AAP, and one MP (100%) each from RLD, NCP, JMM, SP, SHS, and JD(U) have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.

The average assets' value of the newly-elected Rajya Sabha MPs stands at Rs. 154.27 crores. Among major parties, the average assets of 22 BJP MPs is Rs. 18.00 crores, of nine INC MPs is Rs. 62.89 crores, and of four YSRCP MPs is Rs. 88 crores. The average asset of three DMK MPs is Rs. 5.26 crores, of three BJD MPs is Rs. 4.21 crores, of two TRS MPs is Rs. 2,712.16 crores, of two AAP MPs is Rs. 249.24 crores, of two RJD MPs is Rs. 10.86 crores, of two of AIADMK MPs is Rs. 2.31 crores, and of two Independent MPs is Rs. 499.61 crores.

Criminal cases

Out of the 57 MPs analysed, 23 (40%) have criminal cases. Around 12 (21%) MPs have declared serious criminal cases, including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, theft, etc. One MP has a case of murder while another has a case of attempt to murder and one MP has declared cases related to crimes against women.

Around nine (41%) out of 22 MPs from BJP, four (44%) out of nine MPs from INC, two (100%) out of two MPs from TRS, two (100%) out of two MPs from RJD, and one MP each from YSRCP (25%), DMK (33%), AIADMK (50%), SP (100%), SHS (100%), and Independent candidates (50%) have criminal cases.

Also, around six out of 11 (55%) MPs from Uttar Pradesh, four out of six (67%) MPs from Maharashtra, three out of six (50%) MPs from Tamil Nadu, four out of five (80%) MPs from Bihar, two out of two (100%) Telangana MPs, one out of four (25%) MPs from Andhra Pradesh, one out of two (50%) MPs from Chhattisgarh, one out of four (25%) MPs from Rajasthan, and one out of two (50%) MPs from Haryana have criminal cases.

Education details of MPs

Around eight (14%) MPs have declared their education qualification as between class 8 pass and class 12 pass, while 23 (40%) MPs are either graduates or graduate professionals. Also, 17 (30%) MPs are postgraduates while seven (12%) are doctorates and two MPs have a diploma.

Around 30 (53%) MPs have declared their age as between 31 and 60 years while 27 (47%) MPs have declared their age as between 61 and 81 years. The oldest MP is Thiru. S. Kalyanasundaram aged 81 years from Tamil Nadu and the youngest MP is Mohd. Imaran Khan aged 34 from Maharashtra.

Out of the 57 new MPs, only 10 (18%) are women.

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