KNOW YOUR MLA
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, May 20: Fourteen of the 126 MLAs elected to the Assam assembly in this election have crimil cases against them. Ten of them have declared serious crimil charges.
Three MLAs have cases relating to murder and attempt to murder.
BJP's Thowra MLA Kushal Dowari has three cases against him, including that of murder and attempt to murder. AIUDF's North Salmara MLA Anta Kumar Malo has a case of murder by life-convict against him, while Congress' Goalpara MLA Abul Kalam Rasgeed Alam has a murder case against him.
Others who have declared crimil cases are Aminul Haque Laskar (Soi), ba Kumar Doley (Dhakuakha), Rama Kanta Dewri (Morigaon), Debabrata Saikia (zira), Kamalakhya Dey Purukayastha (Karimganj South), Dipak Kumar Rabha (Dudhnoi), rayan Deka (Barkhetry), Shiladitya Dev (Hojai), Nurul Huda (Rupohihat), Jamal Uddin Ahmed (Badarpur) and Bhubon Pegu (Joi).
Of the 126 MLAs, 72 are crorepatis. The richest among them is AGP's ren Sonowal (harkatiya) with assets worth over Rs 33 crore, followed by BJP MLA from Barkhetry rayan Deka (Rs 17 crore) and AIUDF MLA from Jamumukh Abdur Rahim Ajmal (Rs 13 crore).
With assets of Rs 1,81 lakh, AIUDF MLA from Jaleswar Sahab Uddin Ahmed is the poorest among the newly elected legislators.
BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma has declared the highest income tax returns of Rs 1.33 crore, followed by BPF's Chanda Brahma (Rs 78 lakh).
The average asset of the 126 MLAs is Rs 2.87 crore, which is an 86 percent jump over the average assets of MLAs in the last assembly.
Strangely, 42 MLAs (33 percent) have declared their qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass, while 82 candidates are graduates or above. There are 28 post-graduates and one doctorate degree holder.
The number of women legislators has decreased from 14 to 8 this time.