A study confirmed that Karnataka MLAs are richer than their counterparts in other States. An analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an NGO and National Election Watch has come out that 90% of the total 222 MLAs have higher average annual income. 65 MLAs are with the Real estate, 30 ar with Mining and Graphite business and 25 (Majority from Congress) run educational institutions.
The prominent with real estate background are Industries Minister K.J.George, Vijayanagar MLA and Former Minister M.Krishnappa and Bommanahalli MLA Satish Reddy. MLAs from Mining background are BJP leader M. Sreeramulu and Congress MLAs Anand Singh and B.Nagendra
The MLAs from educational sector includes DCM G.Parameshwara, D.K.Shiva Kumar, R.V.Deshpande, Former Minister Shamanur Shiva Shankarappa, B.S.Yeddyurappaamd Basavaraj Horatti.
The self-declared affidavits of 3145 of a total 4086 MLAs show that 33% of MLAs who were between class 5 and class 12 pass – averaged an annual income of Rs.31.03 lakh while 63% ‘graduate & above’ MLAs earned 20.87 lakhs.
Party wise Crorepati MLAs: 109 (96%) out of 114 from INC, 36(90%) out of 40 MLAs from BJP, 33 (94%) out of 35 MLAs from JD(S), 4 (100%) out of 4 MLAs from KJP, 2 (67%) out of 3 MLAs from BSRC, 1(100%) out of 1 MLA from KMP, 1(100%) out of 1 MLA from SP and 7(78%) out of 9 Independent MLAs had declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.
However, teachers, housewives, pensioners, and lawyers are among the least paid profession categories when it comes to MLAs.
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