Press Release: Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other details of Sitting MLCs in Bihar, 2022

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     Press Release                                                                                                                
Date: 18 July, 2022

Dear Friends,

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Bihar Election Watch have analyzed the criminal, financial and other background details of 60 out of 75 sitting MLCs. 3 MLCs have not been analysed as their affidavits were unavailable. The 12 nominated MLCs are not required to submit their affidavits, hence their information on criminal, financial and other details are not available in the public domain.

For the complete report in Hindi and English, please go to: https://adrindia.org/content/analysis-criminal-background-financial-education-gender-and-other-details-sitting-mlcs-bihar

Summary and Highlights

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Criminal Background
  • MLCs with criminal cases: Out of the 60 MLCs analysed, 38(63%) MLCs have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • MLCs with serious criminal cases: 20(33%) MLCs have declared serious criminal cases.
  • MLCs with declared cases related to murder: 2 MLCs have declared cases related to murder (IPC section 302).
  • MLCs with declared cases related to attempt to murder: 9 MLCs have declared cases related to attempt to murder (IPC Section 307).
  • MLCs with declared cases related to Crimes against Women:  2 MLCs have declared cases related to crimes against women.
  • Party wise MLCs with criminal cases: 11(69%) out of 16 MLCs from BJP, 10 (71%) out of 14 MLCs from RJD, 8 (47%) out of 17 MLCs from JD(U), 3(75%)  out of 4 MLCs from INC, 2(100%)  out of 2 MLCs from CPI and 2(40%) out of the 5 Independent MLCs have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • Party wise MLCs with serious criminal cases:  5(31%) out of 16 MLCs from BJP, 5 (36%) out of 14 MLCs from RJD, 7 (41%) out of 17 MLCs from JD(U) and 1(20%) out of the 5 Independent MLCs have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
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Figure: Party wise percentage of MLCs with declared criminal cases


Financial Background

  • Crorepati MLCs: Out of the 60 sitting MLCs analysed, 54 (90%) are crorepatis. 
  • Partywise crorepati MLCs: Among major parties, 15 (94%)out of 16 MLCs from BJP, 15 (88%) out of 17 MLCs from JD(U), 12(86%) out of 14 MLCs from RJD, 3(75%) out of 4 MLCs from INC and 5(100%)out of the 5 Independent MLCs have declared assets valued more than Rs 1 crore.

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Figure: Party Wise Percentage of Crorepatis MLCs 

  • Average assets:The average of assets per MLC is Rs. 33.87 crores.
  • Party wise average assets: Among the major parties, the average assets per MLC for 16 BJP MLCs analysed is Rs 25.10 crores, 17 JD(U) MLCs have average assets of Rs 11.40 crores , 14 RJD MLCs have average assets worth Rs 15.64 crores, 4 INC MLCs have average assets worth Rs. 7.79 crores, 2 CPI MLCs have average assets worth Rs. 2.59 crores, 1 Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party MLC has average assets worth Rs. 43.82 crores, 1 Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) MLC has average assets worth Rs. 2.57 crores and 5 Independent MLCs have average assets of Rs. 227.05 crores.
  • High asset MLCs:The top three MLCs with high assets are given below:

S.No.

Name

Members

Term (From, To)/ Constituency

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Sachchidanand Rai

Local Authorities

(08-April-2022, 07-April-2028) Saran

IND

6,97,84,840

11,01,26,99,000

11,08,24,83,840
 1108 Crore+

Y

2

Rajeev Kumar

Local Authorities

(08-April-2022, 07-April-2028) Gopalganj

BJP

28,21,67,807

1,31,65,04,940

1,59,86,72,747
 159 Crore+

Y

3

Ashok Kumar Agrawal

Local Authorities

(08-April-2022, 07-April-2028) Katihar

BJP

11,39,66,473

90,11,63,000*

1,01,51,29,473
 101 Crore+

Y

 Table: Top three MLCs with highest declared assets

* on assets value indicates that the candidate has not provided the total in their affidavits, it has been calculated on the basis of details provided by them in the same

  •  Low asset MLCs: The details of  three MLCs with the lowest assets are given below:

S.No.

Name

Members

Term (From, To)/ Constituency

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Munni Devi

Elected From Bihar Legislative Assembly

(22-Jul-2022, 21-Jul-2028)

RJD

14,50,312

15,00,000

29,50,312
 29 Lacs+

Y

2

Niraj Kumar

Elected From Graduates Constituency

(17-Nov-2020, 16-Nov-2026) Patna

JD(U)

21,00,909

28,30,000

49,30,909
 49 Lacs+

Y

3

Md. Sohaib

Elected From Bihar Legislative Assembly

(22-Jul-2022, 21-Jul-2028)

RJD

25,52,784

23,85,000

49,37,784
 49 Lacs+

Y

Table: Three MLCs with lowest declared assets

  • MLCs with high liabilities: 43(72%) MLCs have declared liabilities, and the details of the top 3 MLCs with highest declared liabilities are as follows:

S.No.

Name

Members

Term (From, To)/ Constituency

Party Name

Total Assets(Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

Disputed liabilities (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Dinesh Prasad Singh

Local Authorities

(08-April-2022, 07-April-2028) Muzaffarpur

JD(U)

38,73,26,988
 38 Crore+

11,22,83,649
 11 Crore+

0

Y

2

Bhushan Kumar

Local Authorities

(08-April-2022, 07-April-2028) Vaishali

Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party

43,82,42,058
 43 Crore+

10,97,15,718
 10 Crore+

0

Y

3

Santosh Kumar Singh

Local Authorities

(08-April-2022, 07-April-2028) Rohtas & Kaimur

BJP

10,48,30,589
 10 Crore+

9,48,49,449
 9 Crore+

0

Y

Table: Top three MLCs with high liabilities

  • MLCs with high income as declared in ITR*: The table below shows 3 MLCs who have declared highest income in their Income Tax Returns. 

S.No.

Name

Party Name

Term (From, To)/ Constituency

Members

Total Asset (Rs)

Self Source of Income

Spouse's Source of Income

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

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

Self income shown by MLC in ITR (Rs)

1

Bhushan Kumar

Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party

(08-April-2022, 07-April-2028) Vaishali

Local Authorities

43,82,42,058

43 Crore+

Salary Income from Company/ Firm in which I am Director/Partner & Bank Interest

Salary Income from Company/ Firm in Which she is Director/Partner & Bank Interest

2020 - 2021

4,35,00,784

4 Crore+

1,58,14,136

1 Crore+

2

Dinesh Prasad Singh

JD(U)

(08-April-2022, 07-April-2028) Muzaffarpur

Local Authorities

38,73,26,988

38 Crore+

Agriculture, Allowance, House Rent

Agriculture, Allowance, House Rent

2020 - 2021

2,23,85,020

2 Crore+

76,48,270

76 Lacs+

3

Rajeev Kumar

BJP

(08-April-2022, 07-April-2028) Gopalganj

Local Authorities

1,59,86,72,747

159 Crore+

Income from Business

Income from Business

2020 - 2021

2,13,60,017

2 Crore+

1,22,98,283

1 Crore+

 Table: Top 3 MLCs with high income as declared in income tax returns

*Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents



Other Background details
  • Education Details of MLCs:  15 (25%) MLCs have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass while 43 (72%) MLCs have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above. 1 MLC is Diploma Holder and 1 MLC is Literate.
  • Age details of MLCs: 3 (5%) MLCs have declared their age to be between 31 and 40 years while 44 (73%) MLCs have declared their age to be between 41 and 60 yearsThere are 13(22%) MLCs who have declared their age to be between 61 to 80 years.
  • Gender details of MLCs: Out of 60 MLCs, 6 (10%) MLCs are women.


Contact Details


     Bihar Election Watch

 

Mr. Rajiv Kumar

State Co-ordinator

+91 96319 76889

rajivkum...@rediffmail.com  

 

 

Association for Democratic Reforms/National Election Watch

 

Media and Journalist Helpline

 

+91 80103 94248

Email: a...@adrindia.org

Maj.Gen. Anil Verma (Retd)

Head

Association for Democratic Reforms,

National Election Watch

011 4165 4200,

+91 88264 79910

a...@adrIndia.org,

anil...@adrindia.org


Prof Jagdeep Chhokar

IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)

Founder Member,

Association for Democratic Reforms,

National Election Watch

jchh...@gmail.com

Prof Trilochan Sastry

IIM Bangalore

Founder Member,

Association for Democratic Reforms,

National Election Watch

+91 94483 53285

tsa...@gmail.com


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