According to a report released by the Poll Rights Group Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), Trinamool Congress candidate and incumbent MLA Jyotsna Mandi’s wealth has increased by 1975..68%.
According to an affidavit filed by Mandi with the Election Commission, his total assets have increased ₹From 1,96,633 in 2016 ₹41,01,144 in 2021, an increase ₹39,04,511.
He is contesting the West Bengal Assembly elections from the Ranibandh (ST) seat in Bankura district.
West Bengal Election Watch and ADR have conducted a joint survey of affidavits of 30 candidates contesting the first phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal on March 27.
Among other such contestants, the wealth of Sudip Kumar Mukherjee, who won the Purulia assembly seat on a Congress ticket in 2010 and has now joined the BJP, has increased by 26.66%.
Mukherjee was a fraud five years ago ₹11,57,945, and now it ₹45,02,782 in 2021.
Paresh Murmur, permanent MLA of TMC in Keshiari (ST) constituency of West Midnapore district, also saw his wealth increase by 246.34%. In 2016, his assets were worth it ₹11,57,926 and now these are valuable ₹The survey found 40,10,329.
Several legislators have lost their assets since 2001.
One of them is Bishwanath Das, Permanent MLA of Joynagar (SC) in South 24 Parganas district. His wealth was worth it ₹46,85,523 before the last assembly election. Now, he announces that his net worth ₹14,41,200, down 69.27%.
TMC MLA Sandharani Tudu’s assets have been reduced by 60.20%. The total value of MPs from Manbazar (ST) constituency in Purulia district was Rs ₹53,97,129 in 2016 and it ₹21,48,082 Now, the survey found.
The 294-member West Bengal Assembly elections will be held in eight phases with the final round of voting on April 29. The votes will be counted on May 2.
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