Shimla. About 90 percent of the Congress candidates are crorepatis in the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, while the ruling BJP has 82 percent of the crorepati candidates. This has been claimed in a report. According to the report, 61 candidates of Congress and 56 candidates of BJP are crorepatis. According to this report released by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), 52 percent (35) of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) candidates fielding candidates for 67 out of 68 seats in the state are crorepatis.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is contesting on 53 seats and 25 per cent (13) of its candidates are crorepatis, while 36 per cent (four) of CPI(M) candidates are in the list. Similarly, 45 independent candidates are also crorepatis. Altogether 412 candidates are in fray in Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections-2022, out of which 55 percent (226) candidates are Croreati.
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BJP’s Balveer Singh Verma tops the list of crorepatis with assets worth Rs 128 crore and is contesting from Shimla’s Chaupal seat, while Vikramaditya Singh, who is contesting from Shimla (Rural) seat, is second with a net worth of 101 crores. are on. Vikramaditya is the son of former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. Late Congress leader GS Bali’s son RS Bali is in the fray from Kangra’s Nagrota seat and is third with assets of Rs 96.36 crore.
According to the report, 66 crorepati candidates are facing criminal cases. It said that Rakesh Singh, the candidate of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) from Theog seat, has the maximum number of 30 cases registered. In Shimla district, CPI(M) candidate from Kasumpati seat Kuldeep Singh Tanwar has 20 cases registered against him, while Vikramaditya Singh has 11 criminal cases registered against him.
Revealed in the ADR report
Another report released by ADR said that again Election Out of the 58 contesting MLAs, the assets of 49 MLAs (84 percent) have increased by 5 percent to 1167 percent, while the assets of 9 MLAs have decreased from four to 37 percent. The average assets of these 58 MLAs from different parties contesting for re-election, including independents, were Rs 9.30 crore in 2017 but their average assets increased to Rs 12.08 crore in 2022.
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Balbir Singh Verma’s assets have increased by Rs 37.71 crore since the year 2017. Similarly, the assets of Anil Sharma of BJP increased by Rs 17.23 crore during this period and his total assets increased to Rs 57.48 crore. Vikramaditya Singh’s assets increased from 84.32 crores to Rs 101.39 crores in 2022 as compared to 2017.
Based on the party analysis, the average assets of BJP candidates contesting for re-election increased by Rs 3.2 crore (44 per cent) and their average assets increased to Rs 10.46 crore in 2022. 20 Congress candidates are contesting again and their average assets have increased by Rs 2.3 crore to Rs 15.31 crore in 2022.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 12, 2022, 01:31 IST