Press Release: Odisha Panchayat Elections 2022: Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and Other Details of Odisha Zilla Parishad Members

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Press Release 
Date: May 17, 2022
Dear Friends,

Odisha Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 726 out of 851 Zilla Parishad Members in the Odisha Panchayat Elections 2022. The rest of the affidavits were not analysed as they were not available or uploaded on the website at the time of making this report.

For the complete English and Hindi reports, please go to: https://adrindia.org/content/odisha-panchayat-election-2022analysis-criminal-background-financial-education-gender-and

Summary and Highlights


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Criminal Background


  • Zilla parishad members with criminal cases: 82 (11%) out of 726 analyzed zilla parishad members have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • Zilla parishad members with serious criminal cases: 65(9%) zilla parishad members have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to attempt to murder, crimes against women etc.
  • Zilla parishad members with cases related to Attempt to Murder: 15 zilla parishad members have declared cases of attempt to murder (IPC Section-307).
  • Zilla parishad members with cases related to Crimes against Women: 12 zilla parishad members have declared cases related to crimes against women.
  • Party wise Zilla parishad members with Criminal Cases: 66 (10%) out of 661 zilla parishad members from BJD, 6(16%) out of 37 zilla parishad members from BJP, 7(32%) out of 22 zilla parishad members from INC, 1(33%) out of 3 zilla parishad members from JMM, 1(100%) out of 1 zilla parishad member from CPI(M) and 1(50%) out of 2 Independent zilla parishad members have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • Party wise Zilla parishad members with Serious Criminal Cases: 53 (8%) out of 661 zilla parishad members from BJD, 4(11%) out of 37 zilla parishad members from BJP, 6(27%) out of 22 zilla parishad members from INC, 1(33%) out of 3 zilla parishad members from JMM and 1(50%) out of 2 Independent zilla parishad members have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
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Figure: Party Wise Percentage of zilla parishad members with Criminal Cases

Financial Background
  • Crorepati Zilla Parishad MembersOut of the 726 zilla parishad members analysed95 (13%) are crorepatis.

  • Party-Wise Crorepati Zilla Parishad Members: 90 (14%) out of 661 from BJD, 3 (8%) out of 37 from BJP and 2 (9%) out of 22  zilla parishad members from INC have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.
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Figure: Party wise Percentage of Crorepati Zilla Parishad Members
  • Average assets: The average of assets per zilla parishad members in the Odisha Zilla Parishad Elections 2022 is Rs 56.60 Lakhs.
  • Party wise average assets: The average assets per zilla parishad members for 661 BJD zilla parishad members is Rs 58 Lakhs, 37 BJP zilla parishad members is Rs 48.61 Lakhs, 22 INC zilla parishad members is Rs 37.35 Lakhs, 3 JMM zilla parishad members is Rs 16.08 Lakhs and 2 Independent zilla parishad members have average assets worth Rs 41.30 Lakhs.
  • High assets zilla parishad members: The top three zilla parishad members with high assets are given below:

S.No.

Name

District

Zone

Party

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

1

Rebati Nayak

Balasore

Soro 1

BJD

17,89,58,081*

78,99,369*

18,68,57,450
 18 Crore+

2

Gitarani Malik

Bhadrak

Bhadrak 2

BJD

2,04,48,000*

15,02,00,000*

17,06,48,000
 17 Crore+

3

Kunti Pradhan

Sundargarh

Tangarpali-2

BJD

1,26,184*

10,20,00,000*

10,21,26,184
 10 Crore+

Table: Top three zilla parishad members with highest declared assets

* on assets value indicates that the zilla parishad members has not provided the total in their affidavits, it has been calculated on the basis of details provided by them in the same 

  • Low assets zilla parishad members: The details of  three zilla parishad members with the lowest assets (including zero assets candidate) are given below:

S.No.

Name

District

Zone

Party

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

1

Rina Behera

Khordha

Chilika 2

BJD

0

0

0

2

Kuni Nimala

Rayagada

Gunupur-2

INC

2,000*

0

2,000
 2 Thou+

3

Biswajit Pradhan

Cuttack

Tangi Choudwar 1

BJD

5,000*

0

5,000
 5 Thou+

Table: Three zilla parishad members with lowest declared assets

* on assets value indicates that the zilla parishad members has not provided the total in their affidavits, it has been calculated on the basis of details provided by them in the same 

  • Zilla parishad members with high liabilities: 340 zilla parishad members have declared liabilities. The details of the top 3 zilla parishad members are as follows: 

S.No.

Name

District

Zone

Party Name

Total Assets(Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

1

Rebati Nayak

Balasore

Soro 1

BJD

18,68,57,450
 18 Crore+

6,87,69,880
 6 Crore+

2

Gitarani Malik

Bhadrak

Bhadrak 2

BJD

17,06,48,000
 17 Crore+

6,64,61,000
 6 Crore+

3

Suchitra Biswal

Jajpur

Danagadi 3

BJD

4,51,31,954
 4 Crore+

3,37,00,000
 3 Crore+

Table: Top three zilla parishad members with high liabilities

Other Background Details

  • Education Details of Zilla Parishad Members:  451 (62%) zilla parishad members have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass, while 256 (35%) zilla parishad members have declared having an educational qualification of graduate and above. There are 6 zilla parishad members who are Diploma holders. 7 zilla parishad members have declared themselves to be just literate and 6 zilla parishad members have not given their educational qualification.
  • Age Details of Zilla Parishad Members: 265 (37%) zilla parishad members have declared their age to be between 21 and 50 years while 88 (12%) zilla parishad members have declared their age to be between 51 and 70 years.  373 zilla parishad members have not declared their age in the affidavit.
  • Gender Details of Zilla Parishad Members: Out of 726 zilla parishad members analysed, 385 (53%) zilla parishad members are women.



Contact Details

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IIM Bangalore

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