Bihar Election 2020: Bihar assembly elections have started and nomination for the first phase has also been done. Among the people who have filled pamphlets in the first phase, the richest candidate is in the field from RJD. Anant Singh, who is contesting as a RJD candidate from Mokama Assembly constituency, is the richest candidate in the first phase. According to the information given by Anant Singh in the affidavit, he has assets of more than 68 crores. Of this, about 50 crore is fixed assets and the rest is in movable property. This data has been released by the ADR and Election Watch on the basis of the affidavit given by the candidates during nomination.
375 millionaires in the first phase itself
According to the data, a total of 1064 candidates are in the fray for 71 seats of the first phase. Of these, a total of 375 i.e. 35 percent of the candidates are millionaires. The maximum 95 percent of the millionaire candidates are from RJD.
Anant Singh, who is contesting as a RJD candidate from Mokama Assembly constituency in Patna district, is the richest candidate in the first phase but he also has the highest liability. According to his affidavit, he owes more than Rs 17 crore.
They are on the second and third
After Anant Singh, the richest candidate in the first phase is Gajanand Shahi. According to the affidavit, he has assets of more than 61 crores. Of this, about 60 crore is fixed assets and the rest is in movable property. Gajanand Shahi is a Congress candidate from Barbigha constituency in Sheikhpura district.
Manorama Devi of JD (U) is third in the list of richest candidates. He is a candidate from Attari constituency in Gaya district. He has assets of more than 50 crores, out of which he has immovable assets of 45 crores.
RJD fielded the richest candidates
Talking about political parties, RJD has fielded the richest candidates in the first phase. In RJD, 39 out of 39 candidates are crorepatis, which is 95 per cent. In comparison, JD (U) 89 per cent (31 out of 35 candidates), BJP 83 per cent (24 out of 29 candidates), LJP 73 per cent ( 30 out of 41 candidates) and 67 percent of the Congress (14 out of 21 candidates) are crorepatis.
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