JD(S) MPs have registered the highest average increase in assets among the 21 re-contesting candidates in the state. The percentage increase in assets of JD(S) candidates is 246, that is, from Rs 25 crore in 2009 to Rs 86 crore in 2014.
BJP MPs come next (Rs 4.6 crore to Rs 14.32 crore) with an increase of 209 per cent and the Congress (Rs 5.32 crore in 2009 to Rs 12.03 crore in 2014), an increase of 126 per cent.
Former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy has registered the highest increase in assets from Rs 49.16 crore in 2009 to Rs 167.77 crore in 2014, an increase of Rs 118.60 crore.
Other MPs whose assets have increased sharply are P C Mohan with an increase of Rs 42 crore (Rs 5.37 crore in 2009),
G S Basavaraj contesting on a BJP ticket in Tumkur with an increase of Rs 22 crore (Rs 5 crore in 2009), Suresh Angadi of the BJP whose assets have increased by Rs 19.5 crore from Rs 22 crore in 2009 and K H Muniyappa of the Congress with an increase of Rs 13 crore (Rs 5.9 crore in 2009).
Of the 432 candidates, 27 per cent, that is 118, are crorepatis. The Congress leads with 27 of its 28 candidates being crorepatis.