Press Release: 31% of sitting Rajya Sabha MPs have declared criminal cases against themselves; average assets of MPs analysed is Rs.79.54 crores

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                                                                                                              Date: June 28, 2022

Dear Friends,

National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analyzed the criminal, financial and other background details of 226 out of 233 sitting MPs. In the current rajya sabha 1 seat is vacant. Two MPs have not been analysed as their affidavits were unavailable and 4 seats of Jammu and Kashmir are undefined.


S.No.

State

Name

Party

Issue/Current Status

1

Assam

Sarbananda Sonowal

BJP

Affidavit not available

2

Karnataka

Narayana Koragappa

BJP

Affidavit not available

3

Tripura

-

-

Seat is vacant

4

Jammu and Kashmir

-

-

Undefined

5

Jammu and Kashmir

-

-

Undefined

6

Jammu and Kashmir

-

-

Undefined

7

Jammu and Kashmir

-

-

Undefined

Table: Rajya Sabha MPs who have not been analysed

Summary and Highlights 

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Criminal background

  • Rajya Sabha MPs with criminal cases: Out of the 226 Rajya Sabha MPs analysed, 71(31%) Rajya Sabha MPs have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • Rajya Sabha MPs with serious criminal cases:37(16%) Rajya Sabha MPs have declared serious criminal cases.
  • Rajya Sabha MPs with declared cases related to murder: 2 Rajya Sabha MPs have declared cases related to murder (IPC section 302).
  • Rajya Sabha MPs with declared cases related to attempt to murder:  4 Rajya Sabha MPs have declared cases related to attempt to murder (IPC Section 307).
  • Rajya Sabha MPs with declared cases related to Crimes against Women:  4 Rajya Sabha MPs have declared cases related to crimes against women. Out of 4 MPs, One Rajya Sabha MP namely K.C. Venugopal (INC) from Rajasthan has declared case related to rape (IPC Section-376).
  • Party wise Rajya Sabha MPs with criminal cases:20(24%) out of 85 Rajya Sabha MPs from BJP, 12 (39%) out of 31 Rajya Sabha MPs from INC, 3 (23%)  out of 13 Rajya Sabha MPs from AITC, 5(83%)  out of 6 Rajya Sabha MPs from RJD, 4(80%) out of 5 Rajya Sabha MPs from CPI(M), 3(30%) out of 10 Rajya Sabha MPs from AAP, 3(33%) out of 9 Rajya Sabha MPs from YSRCP and 2(50%) out of 4 Rajya Sabha MPs from NCP have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • Party wise Rajya Sabha MPs with serious criminal cases:  9(11%) out of 85 Rajya Sabha MPs from BJP, 8 (26%) out of 31 Rajya Sabha MPs from INC, 1 (8%)  out of 13 Rajya Sabha MPs from AITC, 3(50%)  out of 6 Rajya Sabha MPs from RJD, 2(40%) out of 5 Rajya Sabha MPs from CPI(M), 1(10%) out of 10 Rajya Sabha MPs from AAP, 3(33%) out of 9 Rajya Sabha MPs from YSRCP and 1(25%) out of 4 Rajya Sabha MPs from NCP have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

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Figure: Party wise percentage of Rajya Sabha MPs with declared criminal cases
  • State Wise Rajya Sabha MPs with criminal cases: 7(23%) out of 31 Rajya Sabha MPs from Uttar Pradesh, 12(63%) out of 19 Rajya Sabha MPs from Maharashtra, 6 (33%) out of 18 Rajya Sabha MPs from Tamil Nadu, 3(19%) out of 16 Rajya Sabha MPs from West Bengal, 6(67%) out of 9 Rajya Sabha MPs from Kerala and 10(63%) out of 16 Rajya Sabha MPs from Bihar have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
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Figure: State wise percentage of Rajya Sabha MPs with declared criminal cases

Financial Background


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Figure: Share of wealth among Rajya Sabha MPs

 

  • Share of wealth among Rajya Sabha MPs : The share of wealth amongst sitting Rajya Sabha MPs as follows:

Value of assets (Rs)

Number of Rajya Sabha MPs

Percentage of Rajya Sabha MPs

Rs.10 crores and above

86

38%

Rs.5 crores to Rs.10 crores

34

15%

Rs.1 crore to Rs.5 crores

77

34%

Rs.20 lakhs to Rs.1 crore

23

10%

less than Rs.20 lakhs

6

3%

Table: Share of wealth among Rajya Sabha MPs

  • Crorepati Rajya Sabha MPs: Out of the 226 sitting Rajya Sabha MPs analysed, 197 (87%) are crorepatis. 
  • Partywise crorepati Rajya Sabha MPs: Among major parties, 74 (87%)out of 85 Rajya Sabha MPs from BJP, 29 (94%) out of 31 Rajya Sabha MPs from INC, 10(77%) out of 13 Rajya Sabha MPs from AITC, 9(90%) out of 10 Rajya Sabha MPs from DMK and 8(89%)out of 9 Rajya Sabha MPs from YSRCP have declared assets valued more than Rs 1 crore.

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Figure: Party Wise Percentage of Crorepatis Rajya Sabha MPs
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Figure: State Wise Percentage of Crorepatis Rajya Sabha MPs

  • Average assets:The average of assets per Rajya Sabha MP is Rs. 79.54 crores.
  • Party wise average assets: Among the major parties, the average assets per MP for 85 BJP Rajya Sabha MPs analysed is Rs 27.44 crores, 31 INC Rajya Sabha MPs have average assets of Rs 50.09 crores , 13 AITC Rajya Sabha MPs have average assets worth Rs. 4.34, 9 YSRCP Rajya Sabha MPs have average assets worth Rs. 395.77 crores, 7 TRS Rajya Sabha MPs have average assets worth Rs. 799.46 crores, 4 NCP Rajya Sabha MPs have average assets worth Rs. 118.71 crores and 10 AAP Rajya Sabha MPs have average assets of Rs. 131.66 crores.

  • High asset Rajya Sabha MPs*:The top three Rajya Sabha MPs with high assets are given below:

S.No.

Name

State/UT

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Dr Bandi Partha Saradhi

Telangana

TRS

52,15,25,84,379

84,95,67,300

53,00,21,51,679
 5300 Crore+

Y

2

Alla Ayodhya Rami Reddy

Andhra Pradesh

YSRCP

25,18,44,63,030

59,31,16,150

25,77,75,79,180
 2577 Crore+

Y

3

Bachchan Jaya Amitabh

Uttar Pradesh

SP

5,38,83,66,566

4,62,80,25,000

10,01,63,91,566
 1001 Crore+

Y

 Table: Top three Rajya Sabha MPs with highest declared assets

  • Low asset Rajya Sabha MPs: 3 Rajya Sabha MPs  with lowest assets have their assets valued less than Rs 10 lakhs, and their details are as follows:

S.No.

Name

State/UT

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

Maharaja Sanajaoba Leishemba

Manipur

BJP

1,98,594

3,50,000

5,48,594
 5 Lacs+

Y

3

Sanjay Singh

Nct Of Delhi

AAP

6,60,513

0

6,60,513
 6 Lacs+

Y

Table: Three Rajya Sabha MPs with lowest declared assets

  • Rajya Sabha MPs with high liabilities: 169(75%) Rajya Sabha MPs have declared liabilities, and the details of the top 3 Rajya Sabha MPs with highest declared liabilities are as follows:

S.No.

Name

State/UT

Party Name

Total Assets(Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

Disputed liabilities (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Nathwani Parimal

Andhra Pradesh

YSRCP

3,96,83,96,198
 396 Crore+

# 2,09,77,95,000
 209 Crore+

7,50,000
 7 Lacs+

Y

2

Alla Ayodhya Rami Reddy

Andhra Pradesh

YSRCP

25,77,75,79,180
 2577 Crore+

1,54,75,52,911
 154 Crore+

0

Y

3

Bachchan Jaya Amitabh

Uttar Pradesh

SP

10,01,63,91,566
 1001 Crore+

1,05,64,84,796
 105 Crore+

0

Y

 Table: Top three Rajya Sabha MPs with high liabilities

# Disputed Liabilities

 

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

S.No.

Name

Party Name

State/UT

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

Alla Ayodhya Rami Reddy

YSRCP

Andhra Pradesh

25,77,75,79,180  

2577 Crore+

Business Income, Salary Income, Interest Income, Investment Income & Agricultural Income

Salary Income, Interest Income, Investment Income, Rental Income & Agricultural income

2018-2019

2,79,48,09,621

279 Crore+

2,62,11,04,675

262 Crore+

2

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+

3

Abhishek Manu Singhvi

INC

West Bengal

6,49,80,99,894  

649 Crore+

Professional Fees, Returns of Investment, MP Salary & Rental income

Returns of Investment, Rent from Property, royalty & Performance fees

2016-2017

1,31,56,86,280  131 Crore+

1,30,96,95,330  130 Crore+

Table: Top 3 Rajya Sabha 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 Rajya Sabha MPs:  29 (13%) Rajya Sabha MPs have declared their educational qualification to be between 8th pass and 12th pass while 190 (84%) Rajya Sabha MPs have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above. 7 Rajya Sabha MPs are Diploma Holders.
  • Age details of Rajya Sabha MPs: 5 (2%) Rajya Sabha MPs have declared their age to be between 31 and 40 years while 124 (55%) Rajya Sabha MPs have declared their age to be between 41 and 60 years.There are 93(41%) Rajya Sabha MPs who have declared their age to be between 61 to 80 years.  There are 4 Rajya Sabha MPs who have declared their age to be above 80 years.
  • Gender details of Rajya Sabha MPs: Out of 226 Rajya Sabha MPs, 31 (14%) Rajya Sabha MPs are women.
Contact Details

 

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Association for Democratic Reforms,

National Election Watch

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IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)

Founder Member,

Association for Democratic Reforms,

National Election Watch

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IIM Bangalore

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Association for Democratic Reforms,

National Election Watch

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