NEW DELHI: The name is the Aam Aadmi Party, but of its 67 newly-elected MLAs, 41 of them are crorepatis and 23 have criminal cases against them.
Election watch dog ADR stated that out of the total 70 newly-elected MLAs of Delhi, 44 of them are crorepatis out which, 41 are from the AAP and 24 have criminal cases pending against them.
The AAP’s 23 MLAs have criminal cases pending against them while one out of the three BJP MLAs has also criminal cases pending against him. However, no legislator has any heinous criminal cases like murder and attempt to murder against them.
According to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms, 63 per cent of MLAs are crorepatis. However, in 2013, this figure was 51 MLAs with 73 per cent.
The average assets per MLA in the Delhi Assembly is `6.29 crore, which was `10.83 crore in 2013.
Out of the 70 newly-elected MLAs, 11 have total assets worth more than `10 crore.
The top crorepati MLAs are also from the AAP. Pramila Tokas from R K Puram, has assets worth more than `87 crore, Naresh Balyan from Uttam Nagar has assets worth more than `58 crore, Kailash Gahlot from Najafgarh has more than `37 crore and Naresh Yadav from Mehrauli has more than `26 crore.