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India's richest MPs

May 19, 2009 09:52 IST

Image: Nama Nageswara Rao

Nama Nageswara Rao

Net Worth: Rs 173 crore

Rank: 1

Party: Telugu Desam Party

Constituency: Khammam, Andhra Pradesh

Occupation: Industrialist

Rao heads the Madhucon Group, which has interests in quarrying, construction and infrastructure.

India's richest MPs

Image: Naveen Jindal
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Naveen Jindal

Net Worth: Rs 131 crore

Rank: 2

Party: Congress

Constituency: Kurukshetra, Haryana

Occupation: Industrialist

Jindal heads the steel and power business units of the OP Jindal group.

India's richest MPs

Image: L Rajagopal

L Rajagopal

Net Worth: 122 crore

Rank: 3

Party: Congress

Constituency: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

Occupation: Industrialist

Rajagopal is the founder the Lanco Group which has interests in construction, power, engineering and infrastructure.

India's richest MPs

Image: Padamsinha Patil

Padamsinha Patil

Net Worth: Rs 105 crore

Rank: 4

Party: Nationalist Congress Party

Constituency: Osmanabad, Maharashtra

Occupation: Industrialist

Patil has interests in sugar co-operatives and has been the chairman of the Osmanabad Sahakari Bank.

India's richest MPs

Image: Praful Patel
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Praful Patel

Net Worth: Rs 89 crore

Rank: 5

Party: Nationalist Congress Party

Constituency: Bhandara-Gondiya, Maharashtra

Occupation: Industrialist

Praful Patel comes from a family with interests in tobacco (beedi) and real-estate.

India's richest MPs

Image: Dr G Vivekanand

Dr G Vivekanand

Net Worth: 72 crore

Rank: 6

Party: Congress

Constituency: Peddapalle, Andhra Pradesh

Occupation: Industrialist

Vivekanand is the managing director of the Visaka Industries which has interests in cements and textiles.

India's richest MPs

Image: Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy

Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy

Net Worth: Rs 72 crore

Rank: 7

Party: Congress

Constituency: Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh

Occupation: Industrialist

Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, who heads the Sakshi group, is the son of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajshekhar Reddy.

India's richest MPs

Image: Ratna Singh

Rajkumari Ratna Singh

Net Worth: 67 crore

Party: Congress

Rank: 8

Constituency: Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh

Occupation: Social work

Ratna Singh belongs to the royal family of Oudh.


India's richest MPs

Image: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Net Worth: Rs 60 crore

Rank: 9

Party: Shiromani Akali Dal

Constituency: Bathinda, Punjab

Occupation: Social worker

Harsimrat Kaur is the daughter-in-law of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal

India's richest MPs

Image: Supriya Sule

Supriya Sule

Net Worth: Rs 50 crore

Rank: 10

Party: Nationalist Congress Party

Constituency: Baramati, Maharashtra

Occupation: Social worker

Supriya Sule is Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's daughter. She has interests in real-estate and investments.

India's richest MPs

Image: H D Kumaraswamy

H D Kumaraswamy

Net Worth: Rs 48 crore

Rank: 12

Party: Janata Dal-Secular

Constituency: Banagalore Rural, Karnataka

Occupation: Social worker

H D Kumaraswamy is a former Karnataka chief minister and son of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda. Before entering politics he had interests in film production, exhibition and distribution.

In eleventh place is Surendra Singh Nagar of the Bahujan Samaj Party. He won from Gautam Buddh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh and is worth Rs 49 crore.


India's richest MPs

Image: Priya Dutt

Priya Dutt

Net Worth: Rs 34 crore

Rank: 17

Party: Congress

Constituency: Mumbai-North Central, Maharashtra

Occupation: Social worker

Priya Dutt is the daughter of film star and former Union minister Sunil Dutt.

In thirteenth spot is the Bharatiya Janata Party's Shivakumar Udasi. He was elected from Haveri in Karnataka and is worth Rs 48 crore.

In fourteenth spot is the Congress's Preneet Kaur. She was elected from Patiala in Punjab and is worth Rs 42.2 crore.

In fifteenth spot is the Congress's Annu Tandon. Tandon was elected from Unnao in Uttar pradesh and is worth Rs 42.1 crore.

In sixteenth spot is the Congress's M Rajamohan Reddy. Reddy was elected from Nellore in Andhra Pradesh and is worth Rs 36 crore.

India's richest MPs

Image: Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal

Net Worth: Rs 31 crore

Rank: 18

Party: Congress

Constituency: Chandni Chowk, Delhi

Occupation: Lawyer

Sibal is a Supreme Court Lawyer and legal consultant. He was Union minister for science and technology in the outgoing UPA government.

India's richest MPs

Image: Vijayashanthi


Net Worth: 20 crore

Rank: 23

Party: Telangana Rashtriya Samiti

Constituency: Medak, Andhra Pradesh

Occupation: Actress in Telugu and Tamil films.

In nineteenth spot is Badruddin Ajmal of the Assam United Democratic Front. He was elected from Dhubri and is worth Rs 30 crore.

In twentieth spot is the Biju Janata Dal's Pinaki Misra. He was elected from Puri in Orissa and is worth Rs 29 crore.

In twenty-first spot  is the Congress's Praveen Singh Aron. He was elected from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh and is worth Rs 28.8 crore.

In twenty-second spot is the Congress's Datta Meghe. He was elected from Wardha in Maharashtra and is worth Rs 28.7 crore.

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Image: Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor

Net Worth: Rs 20 crore

Rank: 27

Party: Congress

Constituency: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Occupation: Diplomat and writer

Tharoor is a former UN under-secretary general and author of many books.

In twenty-fourth spot is Congress's Vincent Pala. He was elected from Shillong in Meghalaya and is worth Rs 25 crore.

In twenty-fifth spot is the Bharatiya Janata Party's Chandrakant Patil. He was elected from Navsari  in Gujarat and is worth Rs 24 crore.

In twenty-sixth spot is the Congress's Virbhadra Singh. He won from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and is worth Rs. 22 crore.

India's richest MPs

Image: Maneka Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi

Net Worth: Rs 17 crore

Rank: 32

Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

Constituency: Aonla, Uttar Pradesh

Occupation: Writer and animal rights activist.

Maneka Gandhi is a former Union environment minister. She is the wife of former prime minister Indira Gandhi's son Sanjay Gandhi. She is also the mother of controversial BJP MP Varun Gandhi.

In twenty-eighth spot is the Congress's D Purandeshwari. She was elected from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and is worth Rs 20 crores.

In twenty-ninth spot is the Congress's Raj Gopal Reddy. He was elected from Bhongir in Andhra Pradesh and is worth Rs 19 crores.

In thirtieth spot is the DMK's MK Alagiri. He was elected from Madurai in Tamil Nadu and is worth Rs 19 crores.


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Image: Milind Deora

Milind Deora

Net Worth: Rs 17 crore

Rank: 33

Party: Congress

Constituency: Mumbai South, Maharashtra

Occupation: Businessman

Milind Deora has interests in plastics and chemicals. He is the son of Union Petroleum minister Murli Deora.

India's richest MPs

Image: Shatrughan Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha

Net Worth: Rs 15 crore

Rank: 38

Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

Constituency: Patna Sahib, Bihar

Occupation: Actor

Sinha is a former superstar of Hindi films.

In thirty-fourth spot is the Congress's Shruti Choudhry. She was elected from Bhiwani-Mahendragarh in Haryana and is worth Rs 16.7 crore.

In thirty-fifth spot is the BJP's Suresh Angadi. He was elected from Belgaum in Karnataka and is worth Rs 16.4 crore.

In thirty-sixth spot is the BSP's Rakesh Pandey. He was elected from Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh and is worth Rs 16.4 crore

In thirty-seventh spot is the BJD's Baijayant Panda. He was elected from  Kendrapara in Orissa and is worth Rs 16.1 crore.

India's richest MPs

Image: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Net Worth: Rs 14 crore

Rank: 39

Party: Congress

Constituency: Guna, Madhya Pradesh

Occupation: Social worker

Scindia is the scion of the royal family of Gwalior and son of former Union minister Madhavrao Scindia.

India's richest MPs

Image: Navjyot Singh Sidhu

Navjyot Singh Sidhu

Net Worth: Rs 14.3 crore

Rank: 41

Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

Constituency: Amritsar, Punjab

Occupation: Cricketer

Sidhu is a former India cricketer and television personality

In fortieth spot is the Congress's Sambasiva Rao. He was elected from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh and is worth Rs 14.7 crore.