PHASE II POLLS
Badruddin Ajmal, AIUDF - Rs 54 crore
Itesh Bordoloi, Independent - Rs 50 crore
rayan Deka, BJP - Rs 17 crore
Rajib Ahmed, Independent - Rs 2.95 crore
Basanta Das, INC - Rs 2.4 crore
Badruddin Ajmal, AIUDF - Rs 1.9 crore
BY Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, April 6: It’s raining crorepatis this assembly elections. Out of the 523 candidates in fray in the second phase, as many as 125 (24%) are crorepatis.
The assets per candidate contesting in the second phase are worth an average Rs 1.26 crore.
AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal, contesting from South Salmara, is the richest candidate with assets worth Rs 54 crore. Independent candidate from Bongaigaon Itesh Bordoloi has property worth Rs 50 crore, while BJP’s rayan Deka (Barkhetry) has assets worth Rs 17 crore.
Twenty nine candidates have assets of over Rs 5 crore.
Independent candidate Rajib Ahmed (Baghbor) has declared a total annual income of Rs 2.95 crore. Sitting Mangaldai MLA Basanta Das earns Rs 2.4 crore annually, while Ajmal has an annual income of Rs 1.9 crore, according to the Association of Democratic Reforms which alyzed the affidavits of the candidates.
Among major parties, the average worth of assets per candidate for 57 Congress candidates is Rs 2.64 crore, 35 BJP candidates have average assets of Rs 2.46 crore, 47 AIUDF candidates have average assets worth Rs 2.44 crore, 19 Asom Ga Parishad candidates have average assets worth Rs 1.37 crore, while 11 SUCI(C) candidates have average assets worth Rs 26.43 lakh.
A total of 27 (5%) candidates have not declared their PAN details, while 192 (37%) out of 523 candidates have not declared income tax details.
Ten candidates have declared total annual income of more than Rs 50 lakh.
Twelve candidates with assets worth more than Rs 50 lakh have not declared income tax details.
The party-wise number of crorepati candidates in the second phase of elections are: 30 (53%) out of 57 fielded by INC, 19 (54%) out of 35 candidates from BJP, 9 (47%) out of 19 candidates from Asom Ga Parishad, 12 (26%) out of 47 candidates fielded by AIUDF, 6 (60%) out of 10 candidates of Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) as well as 39 (18%) out of 216 Independent candidates.