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Meet the poorest MPs

May 22, 2009 22:53 IST

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The 543 Members of Parliament, who have been elected to the Lok Sabha, have combined assets of Rs 3,075 crore. There are an estimated 300 MPs with assets worth Rs one crore or more in the new Lok Sabha.

The Association for Democratic Reforms, in association with the National Election Watch, has compiled the list of the richest and poorest Members of Parliament. The list is based on the assets declared by the candidates, before the Election Commission, when they had filed their nominations for the Lok Sabha polls.

The richest candidate in the 15th Lok Sabha is Nama Nageshwar Rao, who won from Khammam in Andhra Pradesh, with a net worth of Rs 173 crore.

Let us now take a look at 10 of the poorest candidates in the Parliament.

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, who was elected from Kolkata Dakshin constituency, is the tenth poorest MP in the 15th Lok Sabha.

She may be the numerically storngest ally of the Congress but the Didi from Kalighat is worth on Rs 473,194.


Image: Mamata Banerjee

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Charandas Mahant of the Congress, who was elected from Korba constituency in Chattisgarh, tops the list of the poorest MPs. He has net assets worth only Rs 12,000.

His fellow Congressman N Peethambara Kurup, elected from Kollam constituency in Kerala, is at the second spot with Rs 150,600.

Lingam P of the Communist Party of India, elected from the Tenkasi constituency in Tamil Nadu, is the third poorest MP with Rs 159, 365.

 

 


Image: N Peethambakarup (Left) and Charandas Mahant

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Laxman Tudu of the Biju Janata Dal, who was elected from the Mayurbhanj constituency in Orissa, is at the number four spot with Rs 173,000.

Pradeep Kumar Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party, who was elected from the Araria constituency in Bihar, is worth Rs 257,014. He is the fifth poorest MP is Parliament.


Image: (Extreme Left) Pradeep Kumar Singh

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Meenakshi Natarajan of the Congress, elected from the Mandsour constituency in Madhya Pradesh, is at the sixth spot. She has assets worth Rs 315,281.

Saroj Mondal of the Bharatiya Janata Party, who was elected from the Durg constituency in Chattisgarh, is seventh with Rs 379,787.

 

 


Image: Meenakshi Natarajan

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Dr Tarun Mondal, an independent candidate elected from Jaynagar in West Bengal, is at the eight spot. His net assets are worth Rs 433,667.

P K Biju of the Communist Party of India-Marxist, who was elected from Alathur constituency in Kerala, is at the ninth spot with Rs 461,000.

 


Image: P K Biju

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