Press Release: 40% Rajya Sabha newly elected MPs have declared criminal cases against themselves; average assets of MPs analysed is Rs 154.27 crores

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                                                                                                              Date: June 16, 2022 

Dear Friends,

National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 57 newly elected MPs of Rajya Sabha 2022.

Summary and Highlights

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Criminal background


  • MPs with criminal cases: Out of the 57 MPs analysed, 23 (40%) MPs have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • MPs with serious criminal cases: 12 (21%) MPs have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to Murder, attempt to murder, theft etc.
  • MPs with cases related to Murder: 1 MP has declared case of murder (IPC Section-302).
  • MPs with cases related to Attempt to Murder: 1 MP has declared case of attempt to murder (IPC Section-307).
  • MPs with cases related to Crimes against Women: 1 MP has declared cases related to crimes against women.
  • Party wise MPs with criminal cases: 9 (41%) out of 22 MPs from BJP, 4 (44%) out of 9 MPs from INC, 2 (100%) out of 2 MPs from TRS, 2 (100%) out of 2 MPs from RJD and 1 MP each from YSRCP (25%), DMK (33%), AIADMK (50%), SP (100%), SHS (100%), Independent (50%) have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • State wise MPs with criminal cases: 6 out of 11 (55%) MPs from Uttar Pradesh, 4 out of 6 (67%) MPs from Maharashtra, 3 out of 6 (50%) MPs from Tamil Nadu, 4 out of 5 (80%) MPs from Bihar, 2 out of 2 (100%) Telangana MPs, 1 out of 4 (25%) MPs from Andhra Pradesh, 1 out of 2 (50%) MPs from Chhattisgarh, 1 out of 4 (25%) MPs from Rajasthan and 1 out of 2 (50%) MPs from Haryana have declared criminal cases against themselves.

Financial background


  • Crorepati MPs: Out of the 57 newly elected MPs, 53 (93%) are crorepatis.
  • High asset MPs*:  The top three MPs with highest assets are given below:

S.No.

Name

State

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Sri Dr Bandi Partha Saradhi

Telangana

TRS

52,15,25,84,379

84,95,67,300

53,00,21,51,679
 5300 Crore+

Y

2

Kapil Sibbal

Uttar Pradesh

IND

3,76,11,89,970

2,32,48,87,000

6,08,60,76,970
 608 Crore+

Y

3

Vikramjit Singh Sahney

Punjab

AAP

4,66,61,98,383

31,84,00,000

4,98,45,98,383
 498 Crore+

Y

Table: Top three MPs with highest declared assets

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

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

S.No.

Name

State

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Sant Balbir Singh

Punjab

AAP

3,79,972

0

3,79,972
 3 Lacs+

Y

2

Sumitra Balmik

Madhya Pradesh

BJP

2,85,000

15,00,000

17,85,000
 17 Lacs+

Y

3

Kavita Patidar

Madhya Pradesh

BJP

4,16,019

46,50,000

50,66,019
 50 Lacs+

Y

Table: Three MPs with lowest declared assets

  • Party wise crorepati MPs: 19 (86%) out of 22 MPs from BJP, 9 (100%) out of 9 MPs from INC, 4 (100%) out of 4 MPs from YSRCP, 3 (100%) out of 3 MPs from DMK, 3 (100%) out of 3 MPs from BJD, 2 (100%) out of 2 MPs from TRS, 2 (100%) out of 2 MPs from AIADMK, 2 (100%) out of 2 MPs from RJD, 2 (100%) out of 2 MPs from Independent, 1 (50%) out of 2 MPs from AAP and 1 MP (100%) each from RLD, NCP, JMM, SP, SHS, JD(U) have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.
  • Average assets: The average assets value of the newly elected MPs to the Rajya Sabha, 2022 is Rs. 154.27 crores.
  • Party wise average assets:  Among major parties, the average assets for 22 BJP MPs is Rs 18.00 crores, 9 INC MPs is Rs 62.89 crores, 4 YSRCP MPs is Rs 88.00 crores, 3 DMK MPs is Rs.5.26 crores, 3 BJD MPs is Rs.4.21 crores, 2 TRS MPs is Rs.2712.16 crores, 2 AAP MPs is Rs.249.24 crores, 2 RJD MPs is Rs.10.86 crores, 2 AIADMK MPs is Rs.2.31 crores and 2 Independent MPs is Rs. 499.61 crores.
  • MPs with high liabilities: 21 MPs have declared liabilities of Rs 1 crore and above, and the details of the top 3 MPs are as follows:

S.No.

Name

State

Party

Total Assets (Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

Disputed liabilities (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Kapil Sibbal

Uttar Pradesh

IND

6,08,60,76,970
 608 Crore+

92,15,53,355
 92 Crore+

0

Y

2

Masthan Rao Beeda

Andhra Pradesh

YSRCP

2,43,20,00,156
 243 Crore+

# 69,29,87,871
 69 Crore+

16,21,09,557
 16 Crore+

Y

3

Sri Divakonda Damodar Rao

Telangana

TRS

1,24,11,74,793
 124 Crore+

49,01,76,214
 49 Crore+

0

Y

Table: Top three MPs with high liabilities

# Disputed liabilities

 

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

S.No.

Name

Party Name

State

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 MP

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

Self-income shown by MP in ITR (Rs)

1

Sri Dr Bandi Partha Saradhi

TRS

Telangana

53,00,21,51,679  

5300 Crore+

Business Income, Salary Income, Interest Income, Dividend Income & Income from Investments

Business Income, Salary Income, Interest Income, Dividend Income, Income from Investments & Agricultural Income

2020-2021

1,40,39,06,789  

140 Crore+

1,35,36,98,280  

135 Crore+

2

Kapil Sibbal

IND

Uttar Pradesh

6,08,60,76,970  

608 Crore+

Legal Profession, Rent, Salary as Rajya Sabha MP & Pension

Business & Rental

2020-2021

61,99,61,350  

61 Crore+

61,17,86,070  

61 Crore+

3

Masthan Rao Beeda

YSRCP

Andhra Pradesh

2,43,20,00,156  

243 Crore+

Business Income, Rental Income, Capital Gains Income, Share of Profit from Firms, Bank Interest, Dividend & Pension from State Government

Director Remuneration, Rental Income, Share of Profit from Firms and Bank Interest

2020-2021

17,25,73,180  

17 Crore+

15,39,99,640  

15 Crore+

Table: MPs with high income as declared in income tax returns

 *Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents

Other background details
  • Education Details of MPs:  8 (14%) MPs have declared their education qualification to be between 8th pass and 12th pass, while 23 (40%) MPs have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or graduate professional. 17 (30%) MPs have declared themselves to be postgraduates while 7 (12%) MPs have declared they are Doctorates and 2 MPs have declared Diploma.
  • Age details of MPs: 30 (53%) MPs have declared their age to be between 31 and 60 years while 27 (47%) MPs have declared their age to be 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.
  • Gender details of MPs: Out of 57 MPs, only 10 (18%) newly elected MPs are women.

Contact Details
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IIM Bangalore

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Association for Democratic Reforms,

National Election Watch

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