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More than 200 crorepati MLAs in new Karnataka Assembly

Karnataka Election Watch (KEW) also said today 93% or 203 MLAs of the total 218 analysed are crorepatis

The average asset per MLA in the 2013 Karnataka Assembly elections is Rs 23.54 crore, a nearly 135% increase compared to the previous 2008 poll, when it was Rs 10.02 crore, according to an NGO. Karnataka Election Watch (KEW) also said today 93% or 203 MLAs of the total 218 analysed are crorepatis. In 2008, 63% MLAs were crorepatis. KEW said it analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 218 out of the 223 newly elected MLAs. It said 92 re-elected MLAs have been analysed. Their average asset in 2008 was Rs 17.53 crore, which has gone up to Rs 30.15 crore, a growth of 72%. The maximum ...