Press Release: Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other details of Goa Sitting MLAs

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Press Release
Date: November 15, 2021
Dear Friends,

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Goa Election Watch have analyzed the criminal, financial and other background details of all 40 sitting MLAs. This analysis is based on the affidavits submitted by the candidates prior to the 2017 Assembly elections and bye elections conducted thereafter.


CRIMINAL BACKGROUND

  • MLAs with criminal cases: Out of 40 sitting MLAs analysed, 11 (28%) MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • MLAs with serious criminal cases: 9 (23%) MLAs have declared serious criminal cases.
  • MLAs with cases related to Crimes against Women: 1 MLA has declared cases related to Crime against Women (IPC section 376).
  • Party wise sitting MLAs with criminal cases: 7 (26%) out of 27 MLAs from BJP, 1 (20%) out of 5 MLAs from INC, 1 (33%) out of 3 MLAs from Goa Forward Party, 1 (100%) out of 1 MLA from NCP and 1 (33%) out of the 3 Independent MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • Party wise sitting MLAs with serious criminal cases:  5 (19%) out of 27 MLAs from BJP, 1 (20%) out of 5 MLAs from INC, 1 (33%) out of 3 MLAs from Goa Forward Party, 1 (100%) out of 1 MLA from NCP and 1 (33%) out of the 3 Independent MLAs have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
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Figure: Party wise percentage of MLAs with declared criminal cases

FINANCIAL BACKGROUND

  • Crorepati MLAs: Out of 40 sitting MLAs analysed, 40 (100%) are crorepatis.
  • Party wise crorepati MLAs: 27 (100%) out of 27 MLAs from BJP, 5 (100%) out of 5 MLAs from INC, 3 (100%) out of 3 MLAs from Goa Forward Party, 1 (100%) out of 1 MLA each from NCP and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak and 3 (100%) out of the 3 Independent MLAs have declared assets valued more than Rs 1 crore.
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Figure: Party Wise Percentage of Crorepati MLAs
  • Average assets: The average of assets per sitting MLA is Rs.11.75 crore.
  • Party wise average assets: The average assets per MLA for 27 BJP MLAs analysed is Rs.11.97 crores, 5 INC MLAs analysed is Rs.17.02 crores, 3 Goa Forward Party MLAs analysed is Rs.8.55 crores, 1 NCP MLA analysed is Rs.13.06 crores, 1 Maharashtrawadi Gomantak MLA analysed is Rs.10.58 crores and 3 Independent MLAs have average assets of Rs.4.14 crores.
  • High asset MLAs:The top three MLAs with high assets are given below:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Michael Vincent Lobo

North Goa

Calangute

BJP

17,30,51,558

37,29,30,000

54,59,81,558
 54 Crore+

Y

2

Pratapsingh R Rane

North Goa

Poriem

INC

5,14,15,805

44,86,00,858

50,00,16,663
 50 Crore+

Y

3

Pandurang Arjun Madkaikar

North Goa

Cumbarjua

BJP

21,50,98,069

10,67,56,780

32,18,54,849
 32 Crore+

Y

Table: Top three MLAs with highest declared assets
  • Low asset MLAs: The details of  three MLAs with the lowest assets are given below:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Govind Shepu Gaude

North Goa

Priol

IND

52,63,811

69,22,000

1,21,85,811
 1 Crore+

Y

2

Rajesh Patnekar

North Goa

Bicholim

BJP

40,01,499

84,80,000

1,24,81,499
 1 Crore+

Y

3

Joshua Peter De Souza

North Goa

Mapusa : Bye Election On 23-04-2019

BJP

1,00,21,536

65,32,876

1,65,54,412
 1 Crore+

Y

Table: Top three MLAs with lowest declared assets
  • MLAs with high liabilities: 16 MLAs have declared liabilities of Rs 1 crore and above, and the details of the top 3 MLAs are as follows:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party Name

Total Assets(Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane

North Goa

Valpoi : Bye Election On 23-08-2017

BJP

21,54,49,863
 21 Crore+

11,52,64,065
 11 Crore+

Y

2

Atanasio Monserrate

North Goa

Panaji : Bye Election On 19-05-2019

BJP

21,61,52,348
 21 Crore+

10,81,14,412
 10 Crore+

Y

3

Michael Vincent Lobo

North Goa

Calangute

BJP

54,59,81,558
 54 Crore+

10,09,71,703
 10 Crore+

Y

Table: Top three MLAs with high liabilities
  • MLAs with high income as declared in ITR*: The table below shows 3 MLAs who have declared highest income in their Income Tax Returns.

S.No.

Name

Party Name

Constituency

District Name

Total Asset (Rs)

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

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

Self income shown by MLAs in ITR (Rs)

1

Atanasio Monserrate

BJP

Panaji : Bye Election On 19-05-2019

North Goa

21,61,52,348  

21 Crore+

2017-2018

3,39,69,512  

3 Crore+

1,69,84,756  

1 Crore+

2

Michael Vincent Lobo

BJP

Calangute

North Goa

54,59,81,558  

54 Crore+

2016-2017

3,25,27,303  

3 Crore+

1,63,23,004  

1 Crore+

3

Rohan Khaunte

IND

Provorim

North Goa

9,34,03,413  

9 Crore+

2015-2016

1,70,43,238  

1 Crore+

1,51,21,619  

1 Crore+

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

*Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents

OTHER BACKGROUND DETAILS

  • Education Details of MLAs:  19 (48%) MLAs have declared their educational qualification to be between 8th pass and 12th pass while 16 (40%) MLAs have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above. 5 MLAs are Diploma Holders.
  • Age details of MLAs:  18 (45%) MLAs have declared their age to be between 25 and 50 years while 22 (55%) MLAs have declared their age to be between 51 and 80 years.
  • Gender details of MLAs: Out of 40 MLAs analysed, 2 (5%) MLAs are women.

Contact Details

Goa Election Watch

 Mr. Bhasker Assoldekar

+91-98203-53159

vibhan...@hotmail.com

  

National Election Watch/Association for Democratic Reforms

 

Media and Journalist Helpline

 

+91 80103 94248

Email: a...@adrindia.org

Maj.Gen. Anil Verma (Retd)

Head

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

011 4165 4200,

+91 88264 79910

a...@adrIndia.org,

anil...@adrindia.org

Prof Jagdeep Chhokar

IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)

Founder Member,

National Election Watch, Association for Democratic

Reforms

+91 99996 20944

jchh...@gmail.com

Prof Trilochan Sastry

IIM Bangalore

Founder Member,

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

+91 94483 53285

tsa...@gmail.com


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