By Naresh Kumar Sharma
Out of the 403 MLAs analyzed for Uttar Pradesh 2012 Assembly Elections by Uttar Pradesh Election Watch-ADR (Association for Democratic Reforms),189 (47%) have declared criminal cases against them.
In 2007 assembly elections for the whole of Uttar Pradesh, out of 403 MLAs analyzed, 140 (35%) MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves.
Out of these 189 (47%) MLAs with declared criminal cases against them, 98 MLAs (24%) have declared serious criminal cases against them. In 2007 assembly elections, out of 140 (35%) MLAs with declared criminal cases, 78 (19.35%) had declared serious criminal cases against them.
The top 3 MLAs who have declared the maximum number of serious cases against themselves are: 1) Mitra Sen (SP, Bikapur constituency) with 36 criminal cases including 14 cases related to murder, 2) Sushil Singh (Independent, Sakaldiha) with 20 criminal cases including 12 charges related to murder, 3) Ram Veer Singh (SP, Jasrana) with 18 criminal cases including 8 charges related to murder. Among other parties, the following MLAs have declared the maximum number of serious criminal cases against them, 1) Mohd. Aleem khan (BSP, Bulandsahar) with 3 criminal cases including 4 seious IPCs.
These serious IPCs inculdes 1 charges related to murder and 1 charges related to rape, 2) Ajay (INC, Pindra constituency) with 8 criminal cases including 3 charges related to murder, 3) Upendra (BJP, Phephana) with 11 criminal cases including 5 charges related to murder, 4) Mokhtar Ansari (Qaumi Ekta Dal, Mau Constituency) with 15 criminal cases including 8 charges related to murder.
Out of all 403 MLAs analyzed from Uttar Pradesh 2012 Assembly Elections, 271 (67%) are crorepatis. In 2007 Assembly Election for the whole of Uttar Pradesh , 124 (30.77%) MLAs were crorepatis.
The MLAs with maximum assets in Uttar Pradesh is of Nawab Kazim Ali Khan of INC from Suar constituency with assets worth Rs. 56.89 Crores followed by Shah Alam of BSP from Mubarakpur with assets worth Rs. 54.44 Crores and Mahesh Kumar Sharma of BJP from Noida constituency with assets worth Rs. 37.45 crores.6 MLAs have declared assets of less than 5 lakhs. A total of 22 (5.5%) MLAs out of 403 analyzed declared liabilities of Rs. 1 crore and above.
Among major parties, the average asset per candidate for SP is 2.52 Crores, for BSP is 4.44 crore, For BJP is 4.01 crore and INC is 4.61 crore.A total of 239 (59%) MLAs (out of 403 analyzed) are graduate or with higher educational qualification in the Uttar Pradesh 2012 Assembly Election.
Only 40 (10%) MLAs (out of 403 analyzed) are 8th pass and below.Out of 403 MLAs of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2012, only 32 (8%) MLAs are women.
The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2007 was Rs 98,31,867 (98.31 Lakhs).The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2012 is, Rs 3,08,12,386 (3.08 crore). Average asset growth for these re-contesting MLAs is Rs 2,09,80,519 (2.09 crore).
Average percentage growth in assets for these MLA is 213%. Nawab kazim Ali Khan of INC from Suar constituency has the highest increase in asset worth Rs.47.70 Crores (from 9.18 crore in 2007 to 56.89 Crores in 2012), followed by Subhash of SP from Saidpur (SC) constituency with an asset increase of Rs. 30.61 Crores (from 4.70 crores in 2007 to 35.32 Crores in 2012) and Devendra Aggarwal of SP from Sadabad constituency with an asset increase of Rs. 16.95 Crores (from 4.95 crores in 2007 to 21.91 Crores in 2012)
The highest percentage increase (21827%) has been for Wahab of BSP from Muradnagar constituency. His assets rose from 30 thousand in 2007 to 65.78 lakhs in 2012. He is followed by Jai Prakash of BSP from Chauri-chaura constituency with a percentage increase of 5332% (6.25 lakhs in 2007 to 3.39 crores in 2012) and Sudhir Kumar of SP from Safipur (SC) constituency with an increase of 4750% (1.29 lakhs in 2007 to 62.90 lakhs in 2012).