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1000% richer! Five re-contesting Lok Sabha MPs with fastest assets rise

Among the top 10 MPs with the highest increase in assets, four are from Congress, three from BJP and one each from Nationalist Congress Party, Shiromani Akali Dal and Telangana Rashtra Samithi

Illustration by Ajay Mohanty
Illustration by Ajay Mohanty

Five members of parliament (MPs) grew over 1000% richer--among them the Congress’ Jyotiraditya Scindia--and 95 grew over 100% richer between the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 to 2019. The assets of the Congress’ Konda Vishweshwar Reddy of Telangana increased by Rs 336 crore over the five years, more than any of his Lok Sabha colleagues. These were among the details revealed in a new analysis, which reported that the average assets of 335 MPs re-contesting elections in 2019 increased by Rs 6.9 crore over 2014, a rise of 41%. The best returns on investments over this period, a ...