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Over 56 per cent of Assam MLAs have assets worth over Rs 1 crore, with Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) MLA Naren Sonowal being the richest member of the House, owning movable and immovable assets of nearly Rs 34 crore.
The analysis is conducted by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a Delhi-based NGO working in electoral and political reforms.
AGP MLA’s total assets currently stand at Rs 339,460,623, out of which Rs 23,267, are movable assets and Rs 316,193,447 are immovable assets.
The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Assam Election Watch (AEW) have analysed the asset details of 119 out of 126 sitting MLAs and found that 67 are crorepatis.
Sahab Uddin Ahmed of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) is the poorest MLA, having assets worth Rs 1.82 lakh.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has total assets of Rs 1.85 crore, while senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma owns movable and immovable assets worth Rs 6.38 crore.
The ADR-AEW report analysed that 58 per cent of BJP’s existing MLAs are crorepatis, while 55 per cent of Congress legislators own assets worth more than Rs 1 crore.
Only 12 per cent MLAs were crorepatis in 2006 and it increased to 37 per cent in 2011, ADR-AEW said.