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

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Date: 8 August, 2022

Dear Friends,

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Andhra Pradesh Election Watch have analyzed the criminal, financial and other background details of 48 out of 58 sitting MLCs. 2 MLCs have not been analysed as their affidavits were unavailable. 8 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 reports in Hindi and English, please go to: https://adrindia.org/content/analysis-criminal-background-financial-education-gender-and-other-details-sitting-mlcs


Summary and Highlights

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Criminal Background

  • MLCs with criminal cases: Out of the 48 MLCs analysed, 20(42%) MLCs have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • MLCs with serious criminal cases: 3(6%) MLCs have declared serious criminal cases.
  • MLCs with declared cases related to attempt to murder: 1 MLC has declared case related to attempt to murder (IPC Section 307).
  • MLCs with declared cases related to Crimes against Women:  1 MLC has declared case related to crimes against women.
  • Party wise MLCs with criminal cases: 13(50%) out of 26 MLCs from YSRCP, 6 (46%) out of 13 MLCs from TDP, and 1(25%) out of the 4 Progressive Democratic Front MLCs have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • Party wise MLCs with serious criminal cases:  3(12%) out of the 26 YSRCP 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 48 sitting MLCs analysed, 36 (75%) are crorepatis.
  • Party-wise crorepati MLCs: Among major parties, 22 (85%) out of 26 MLCs from YSRCP, 11 (85%) out of 13 MLCs from TDP, 2(50%) out of 4 MLCs from Progressive Democratic Front and 1(25%) out of the 4 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. 16.26 crores.
  • Party wise average assets: Among the major parties, the average assets per MLC for 26 YSRCP MLCs analysed is Rs 7.96 crores, 13 TDP MLCs have average assets of Rs 43.57 crores , 4 Progressive Democratic Front MLCs have average assets worth Rs 99.44 lakhs, 1 BJP MLC has assets worth Rs. 60.65 lakhs and 4 Independent MLCs have average assets of Rs. 64.32 lakhs.
  • 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

Sri Nara Lokesh

Elected From Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly

(30-03-2017, 29-03-2023)

TDP

2,93,93,10,287

75,34,77,884

3,69,27,88,171
 369 Crore+

Y

2

Vakati Narayana Reddy

Local Authorities

(02-05-2017, 01-05-2023) Nellore

TDP

28,20,80,189

72,87,52,600

1,01,08,32,789
 101 Crore+

Y

3

Tumati Madhava Rao

Local Authorities

(08-12-2021, 07-12-2027) Prakasam

YSRCP

22,15,42,204

14,84,11,700

36,99,53,904
 36 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

Pakalapati Raghu Varma

Elected From Teachers Constituency

(31-03-2019, 30-03-2025) Vizianagaram,Vishakapatnam,Srikakulam

IND

1,84,527

0

1,84,527
 1 Lacs+

Y

2

Yandapalli Srinivasulu Reddy

Elected From Graduates Constituency

(30-03-2017, 29-03-2023) Nellore,Prakasam,Chittoor

Progressive Democratic Front

25,18,092

30,00,000

55,18,092
 55 Lacs+

Y

3

Shaik Sabjee

Elected From Teachers Constituency

(30-03-2021, 29-03-2027) East Godavari,West Godavari

IND

23,32,172

32,65,000

55,97,172
 55 Lacs+

Y

Table: Three MLCs with lowest declared assets

  • MLCs with high liabilities: 40(83%) 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)

PAN Given

1

K.E. Prabhakar

Local Authorities

(02-05-2018, 01-05-2023) Kurnool

TDP

29,14,93,989
 29 Crore+

16,25,39,576
 16 Crore+

Y

2

Sri Nara Lokesh

Elected From Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly

(30-03-2017, 29-03-2023)

TDP

3,69,27,88,171
 369 Crore+

6,27,17,417
 6 Crore+

Y

3

Chinna Govinda Reddy Devasani

Elected From Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly

(29-11-2021, 28-11-2027)

YSRCP

25,49,03,711
 25 Crore+

5,23,95,371
 5 Crore+

Y

 Table: Top three MLCs with highest 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

Sri Nara Lokesh

TDP

(30-03-2017, 29-03-2023)

Elected From Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly

3,69,27,88,171  

369 Crore+

-

-

2015-2016

5,14,65,250  

5 Crore+

71,19,237  

71 Lacs+

2

Challa Bhageerath Reddy

YSRCP

(30-03-2021, 29-03-2023)

Elected From Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly

3,24,98,607  

3 Crore+

Agriculture

-

2020-2021

1,06,56,145  

1 Crore+

1,06,56,145  

1 Crore+

3

Yanamala Ramakrishnudu

TDP

(30-03-2019, 29-03-2025

Elected From Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly

17,29,71,875  

17 Crore+

Minister Allowance , Rents & Interest From Bank Deposit

Rents & Interest From Bank Deposits & Agriculture Income

2017-2018

98,22,375  

98 Lacs+

43,29,256  

43 Lacs+

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

*Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents

Other Background details

  • Education Details of MLCs:  8 (17%) MLCs have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass while 40 (83%) MLCs have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above.
  • Age details of MLCs: 4 (8%) MLCs have declared their age to be between 31 and 40 years while 29 (61%) MLCs have declared their age to be between 41 and 60 years.There are 15(31%) MLCs who have declared their age to be between 61 to 90 years.
  • Gender details of MLCs: Out of 48 MLCs, 3 (6%) MLCs are women.

Contact Details

   Andhra Pradesh Election Watch

Mr. Rakesh Reddy Dubbudu

State Coordinator
+91-98854-19012

rakesh....@gmail.com

 

 

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Head

Association for Democratic Reforms,

National Election Watch

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+91 88264 79910

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anil...@adrindia.org

Prof Jagdeep Chhokar

IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)

Founder Member,

Association for Democratic Reforms,

National Election Watch

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Prof Trilochan Sastry

IIM Bangalore

Founder Member,

Association for Democratic Reforms,

National Election Watch

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