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Out Of UP’s 403 MLAs, 322 Are Crorepatis & 143 Have Criminal Cases Against Them

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Out Of UP’s 403 MLAs, 322 Are Crorepatis & 143 Have Criminal Cases Against Them

Earlier politics was considered as a platform to serve the nation but nowadays, it seems to have become a medium to earn wealth and enjoy power. There are many politicians in India who have huge wealth while few have criminal cases going on against them.

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However, the latest election result of Uttar Pradesh has taken the nexus of politics, crime and money to the next level. Poor guys entering the state’s assembly is a thing of past and stats of today might shock you! Yes, that’s right! Out of 403 MLAs, 322 are millionaires and 143 have criminal cases pending against them and the charges are as serious as those of murders.

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As per a report given by National Election Watch, BJP’s Ajay Pratap Singh, who won the elections from Colonelganj constituency, Gonda, tops the list of millionaires with properties of more than Rs. 49 crore. Ajay has declared himself a farmer in the poll affidavit and his properties worth Rs. 49 crore include gold (60kg), seven vehicles and six guns, of which three are in his name and three are in his wife’s name.

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Out of the total number of candidates who tried their luck in UP assembly polls, 1,455 are multi-millionaires. Out of total new legislators, 143 have criminal cases pending against them and out of these, 107 are facing charges which are serious in nature, such as murder and crime against women.

When it comes to the criminal background, the list is topped by Bahujan Samaj Party’s Mukhtar Ansari who has 16 criminal cases against him. In fact, in 5 cases, he is accused of murder.

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As per the report, the total number of candidates who have fought the elections was 4,853 and out of these, 860 had declared in their poll affidavits that they have criminal cases against them, pending in courts.

As far as the count of female legislators is concerned, only 40 women have managed to win in the elections out of total 479 who fought the elections.

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If education of legislators is taken into consideration, 290 (72%) are graduates while few have higher degrees.

After looking at the big picture, we can say that we need politicians who are more educated and less indulged in crime. What do you say? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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