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

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     Press Release                                                                                                                
Date: 15 July, 2022

Dear Friends,

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Maharashtra Election Watch have analyzed the criminal, financial and other background details of 62 out of 78 sitting MLCs. In the current Maharashtra Legislative Council, 16 seats are vacant.


Summary and Highlights

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Criminal Background

  • MLCs with criminal cases: Out of the 62 MLCs analysed, 32(52%) MLCs have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • MLCs with serious criminal cases: 9(15%) MLCs have declared serious criminal cases.
  • MLCs with declared cases related to murder: 1 MLC has declared case related to murder (IPC section 302).
  • 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:  3 MLCs have declared cases related to crimes against women.
  • Party wise MLCs with criminal cases: 12(50%) out of 24 MLCs from BJP, 7 (64%) out of 11 MLCs from SHS, 4 (40%) out of 10 MLCs from INC, 4(40%)  out of 10 MLCs from NCP and 3(75%) out of the 4 Independent MLCs have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • Party wise MLCs with serious criminal cases:  3(13%) out of 24 MLCs from BJP, 2 (18%) out of 11 MLCs from SHS, 2(20%) out of 10 MLCs from INC, 1(10%)  out of 10 MLCs from NCP and 1(25%) out of the 4 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 62 sitting MLCs analysed, 59 (95%) are crorepatis. 
  • Partywise crorepati MLCs: Among major parties, 23 (96%)out of 24 MLCs from BJP, 10 (100%) out of 10 MLCs from INC, 10(100%) out of 10 MLCs from NCP, 10(91%) out of 11 MLCs from SHS and 3(75%)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 assetsThe average of assets per MLC is Rs. 25.23 crores.
  • Party wise average assets: Among the major parties, the average assets per MLC for 24 BJP MLCs analysed is Rs 33.75 crores, 11 SHS MLCs have average assets of Rs 22.99 crores , 10 NCP MLCs have average assets worth Rs 25.28 crores, 10 INC MLCs have average assets worth Rs. 16.10 crores, 1 Peasant and Workers Party of India MLC has average assets worth Rs. 30.68 crores, 1 Lok Bharati MLC has average assets worth Rs. 8.28 crores, 1 Rashtriya Samaj Paksha MLC has average assets worth Rs. 1.14 crores and 4 Independent MLCs have average assets of Rs. 11.84 crores.
  • High asset MLCs:The top three MLCs with high assets are given below:

S.No.

Name

Constituency/Members

Term (From, To)

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Pravin Ramchandra Pote

Local Authorities

22-JUN-2018, 21-JUN-2024

BJP

4,87,07,139

1,54,46,19,295

1,59,33,26,434
 159 Crore+

Y

2

Prasad Minesh Lad

Elected By MLAs

8-JUL-2022, 7-JUL-2028

BJP

87,99,30,277

64,52,37,777

1,52,51,68,054
 152 Crore+

Y

3

Dushyant Satish Chaturvedi

Local Authorities

5-FEB-2020, 5-DEC-2022

SHS

50,47,88,138

88,79,62,000

1,39,27,50,138
 139 Crore+

Y

 Table: Top three MLCs with highest declared assets
  • Low asset MLCs: 3 MLCs  with lowest assets have their assets valued less than Rs 1 crores, and their details are as follows:

S.No.

Name

Constituency/Members

Term (From, To)

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Ganar Nagorao Pundlik

Elected From Teachers Constituency

8-FEB-2017, 7-FEB-2023

IND

16,06,802

23,00,000

39,06,802
 39 Lacs+

Y

2

Gopichand Kundalik Padalkar

Elected By MLAs

14-MAY-2020, 13-MAY-2026

BJP

12,63,113

75,00,000

87,63,113
 87 Lacs+

Y

3

Dr. Manisha Shyamsunder Kayande

Elected By MLAs

28-JUL-2018, 27-JUL-2024

SHS

60,87,976

27,00,000

87,87,976
 87 Lacs+

Y

Table: Three MLCs with lowest declared assets

  • MLCs with high liabilities: 56(90%) MLCs have declared liabilities, and the details of the top 3 MLCs with highest declared liabilities are as follows:

S.No.

Name

Constituency/Members

Term (From, To)

Party Name

Total Assets(Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Prasad Minesh Lad

Elected By MLAs

8-JUL-2022, 7-JUL-2028

BJP

1,52,51,68,054
 152 Crore+

78,36,59,545
 78 Crore+

Y

2

Ashok Arjunrao Jagtap

Elected By MLAs

8-JUL-2022, 7-JUL-2028

INC

49,92,33,235
 49 Crore+

19,07,26,282
 19 Crore+

Y

3

Chandrashekhar Krushnaraoji Bawankule

Local Authorities

2-JAN-2022, 1-JAN-2028

BJP

34,73,96,298
 34 Crore+

17,42,58,265
 17 Crore+

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

Bhosale Anil Shivajirao

NCP

6-DEC-2016, 5-DEC-2022

Local Authorities

74,36,22,000  

74 Crore+

-

-

2014-2015

17,21,77,791  

17 Crore+

16,44,56,508  

16 Crore+

2

Prasad Minesh Lad

BJP

8-JUL-2022, 7-JUL-2028

Elected By MLAs

1,52,51,68,054  

152 Crore+

Salary & Rental Income

Salary & rental Income

2021-2022

7,27,48,848  

7 Crore+

4,90,02,840  

4 Crore+

3

Satej Alias Bunty Dnyandev Patil

INC

2-JAN-2022, 1-JAN-2028

Local Authorities

40,91,94,848  

40 Crore+

Agriculture and Service

Agriculture and Service

2020-2021

4,25,78,172  

4 Crore+

3,09,16,210  

3 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:  17 (27%) MLCs have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass while 43 (69%) MLCs have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above. 2 MLCs are Diploma Holders.
  • Age details of MLCs: 7 (11%) MLCs have declared their age to be between 31 and 40 years while 38 (61%) MLCs have declared their age to be between 41 and 60 years.There are 17(27%) MLCs who have declared their age to be between 61 to 80 years.
  • Gender details of MLCs: Out of 62 MLCs, 4 (6%) MLCs are women.

Contact Details

Maharashtra Election Watch

 

Mr. Ajit Ranade

Founder member,

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms,

+91-97022 15312

ajit....@gmail.com

Mr. Sharad Kumar

State Coordinator

 Maharashtra Election Watch

+91 98694 03721

sharad...@gmail.com

Mr. Satish Khot

Pune Coordinator

Maharashtra Election Watch

+91 93712 21142

nscc...@gmail.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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