New Delhi, March 25: 90 per cent of the Rajya Sabha parliamentarians are crorepatis, says a report based on an analysis of the self-sworn affidavits of 229 out of 233 sitting Upper House MPs by the National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The analysis also revealed that the average of assets per Rajya Sabha MP is Rs 55.62 crore. “Out of the 229 sitting Rajya Sabha MPs analysed, 201 (88 per cent) are crorepatis,” a report by Delhi-based think-tank. Also Read - Budget 2021 Reflects Atmanirbhar Bharat, Not Opposition's False Narrative: Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha
Janata Dal (United) leader Mahendra Prasad has the highest assets worth Rs 4,078.41 crore among the Rajya Sabha MPs. On other hand, actor-turned politician Jaya Bachchan is at second place with assets worth Rs 1,001.64 crore. BJP’s Ravindra Kishore Sinha bagged the third position with assets worth Rs 857.11 crore. Also Read - TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi Resigns From Rajya Sabha Over 'Violence' in Bengal, Says 'Feeling Suffocated'
The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) in its report also noted that among major parties, the average asset size per parliamentarian of 64 BJP MPs is Rs 27.80 crore, while it is Rs 40.98 crore for 50 belonging to the Congress. The average asset size of 14 Samajwadi Party MPs is Rs 92.68 crore and of 13 All India Trinamool Congress MPs is Rs 12.22 crore. Also Read - Ladakh Row: India, China Begin Disengagement of Troops From Pangong Lake, Says Rajnath in Rajya Sabha
The report also revealed that of the 229 Rajya Sabha MPs, 51 have declared criminal cases against themselves. As many as 20 Rajya Sabha MPs have declared “serious criminal cases” against themselves.
(With inputs from agencies)