In MP, 16 crorepati can­di­dates worth ` 700cr

The Asian Age - - Front Page - RABINDRA NATH CHOUD­HURY

At least 16 aspir­ing leg­is­la­tors in Mad­hya Pradesh, one of the back­ward ( BIMARU) states in the coun­try, own wealth and prop­er­ties col­lec­tively worth ` 700 crore.

The wealthy can­di­dates who are try­ing their luck in the Novem­ber 28 Assem­bly polls be­long mainly to the rul­ing BJP and the Op­po­si­tion Con­gress. They are among the 4,041 can­di­dates who have filed de­tails of their prop­er­ties in af­fi­davits along with their nom­i­na­tion pa­pers. The fil­ing of nom­i­na­tions for 230 Assem­bly seats in MP ended on Fri­day.

The prom­i­nent “crorepati” can­di­dates of the BJP in­clude min­is­ter San­jay Pathak (` 121 crore), min­is­ter Bhu­pen­dra Singh ( ` 47 crore), min­is­ter Gopal Bhar­gav (` 3.5 crore) and

MLAs Chetan Kashyap (` 120 crore), Suren­dra Patwa (` 38 crore), Gay­a­tri Raj Pan­war (` 27 crore), Mo­han Ya­dav (` 16 crore) and Sailen­dra Jain (` 13 crore).

Con­gress can­di­dates with prop­er­ties run­ning into crores of ru­pees in­clude Vishal Pa­tel (` 69 crore), San­jay Sharma (` 65 crore), K. P. Singh (` 60 crore), Alok Chaturvedy (` 26 crore), Con­gress Leg­is­la­ture Party ( CLP) leader Ajey Singh (` 25 crore), Sachin Ya­dav (` 23 crore), Arun­doya Choubey (` 11 crore) and Tulsi Si­lawat (` 5.68 crore).

The 2017- 18 per capita in­come of Mad­hya Pradesh at cur­rent price is es­ti­mated to be around ` 56,516 as against the all- In­dia per capita in­come of ` 86,879.

— PTI

Fire- fight­ers look for sur­vivors af­ter an un­der- con­struc­tion build­ing col­lapsed in Tya­gra­j­na­gar area in Ben­galuru on Satur­day. One per­son was killed in the col­lapse.

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