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80% Of Newly Elected Lawmakers In UP Are Crorepatis: Report

BSP's Alam Urf Guddu Jamali has assets over ₹118 crore.

14/03/2017 7:22 PM IST | Updated 14/03/2017 8:11 PM IST
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BJP supporters and workers celebrating after landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly elections at BJP office, on March 11, 2017 in Lucknow, India.

Citing data from the Association for Democratic Reforms, The Hindu reported that 80 percent of the lawmakers recently elected to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly are crorepatis, a 13 percent jump from 2012.

With over ₹118 crore, Bahujan Samaj Party's Alam Urf Guddu Jamali from Mubarakpur has the most assets followed by Vinayshankar with over ₹67 crore and Bharatiya Janata Party's Rani Pakshalika Singh with over ₹58 crore. The lawmakers with the least assets are Ajay Kumar Lallu of the Congress Party, and Dhananjay and Manisha from the BJP who have lesser than ₹10 lakh assets.

BJP won 312 of the 403 seats in the House. While 79 percent of BJP's lawmakers are crorepatis, SP's has 85%, the BSP 95%, and the Congress 91%, the data reveals, according to the The Hindu.

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