CHANDIGARH: The newly-elected legislators to the Haryana Assembly are an educated lot. Of the 90 MLAs, 20 are law graduates, two doctors, five post-graduates and thirty graduates besides others.
While 75 new elected legislators out of the 90 MLAs are crorepatis, 44 of them are less than 50 years of age.
While the Congress, which could only manage 15 seats this time, has 10 legislators who are law graduates, the BJP has eight law graduates and the Indian National Lok Dal two.
The BJP has two doctors, one MBBS and one MD (Surgery) Dr Banwari La, who won from reserved constituency of Bawal and Dr Kamal Gupta who won from Hisar respectively.
The saffron party has four post graduates and of these two are MA holders and one is an MSc graduate.
The Congress has an MBA graduate in its kitty and the Indian National Lok Dal an MPhil legislator.
While the BJP has 21 graduates, 14 have Bachelors of Arts degrees, three have BCom degrees, two BScs and one BAMS.
The Congress has three graduates, all Bachelor of Arts holders and the Indian National Lok Dal has nine graduates, of which eight have a BA degree and one BEd holder.
The only illiterate MLA is Bimla Chaudhary of the BJP from Pautudi reserved seat.
On the age front, this Assembly seems to be young. Of the 90 legislators, seven are in the age group of 29-39, 37 in the age group of 40-50, 26 in the age group of 50-60, 19 in the age group of 60-70. The lone above 70 legislator is Hari Cahnd Middha, who is 72 years old. He is the oldest legislator.
Besides the educational qualifications and age, 75 new legislators out of the 90 are crorepatis. Of these 40 are from the BJP and 14 from the Congress.
The richest is BJP’s Vipul Goyal from Faridabad, who has assets worth around `106 crore. Goyal’s annual income is `2 crore and he also tops the list of candidates with most liabilities at `43 crore.
Then comes Haryana Janhit Congress couple- party chief Kuldeep Bishnoi who is worth `80 crore and his wife Renuka from Hansi who is also worth `80 crore.
In fourth position is BJP’s Captain Abhimanyu Singh worth `77 crore, whose annual income is `93 lakh.
Seven newly-elected legislators have declared assets worth over `50 crore.
The poorest MLA is BJP’s Kulwant Bazigar from Gumla, worth `61 lakh. In the outgoing Assembly, there were 75 crorepati MLAs. The wealth of the 21 re-elected members has grown by `9.80 crore on an average.