29 second phase LS nominees are crorepatis in Odisha

Mishra of BJD tops list with Rs 137 crore
face criminal charges
Bhubaneswar: As many as 29 candidates
among the 98 nominees contesting the 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in the phase
two polls are crorepatis.
to an analysis report which was released by the Odisha Election Watch (OEW) and
Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) here at a Press conference on Tuesday
before the media revealed that Pinaki Mishra of the BJD is the richest LS
candidate with Rs 137 crore.
report stated that eight persons have declared assets worth over Rs 5 crore.
Mishra is followed by Sunjoy Hans of Aama Odisha Party from Bhubaneswar (Rs 65 crore) and Rabindra
Kumar Jena of BJD from Baleswar (Rs 57 crore).
least six candidates have declared assets worth less than Rs 1 lakh. While Sabyasachi
Mahapatra of CPI (ML) Red star from Cuttack with declared assets worth just Rs 600
assets is the poorest candidate in the second phase LS polls and is followed by
Subas Chandra Mallick of SUCI (C) contesting from Jajpur whose assets amount to
Rs 6,000 and Debendra Kumar Mallik of BSP from Jajpur whose assets are worth Rs
10, 000.
candidates have a total declared annual income of more than Rs 1 crore. Industrialist
Rabindra Kumar Jena is the richest in terms of highest total income of Rs 6.64
crore followed by Pinaki Mishra (Rs 3.92 crore), Baijyanta Panda of BJD from
Kendrapada constituency (Rs 3.57 crore).
out of 11 candidates of Congress, eight out of 11 of BJD, four out of 11 of
BJP, three out of 10 of AAP and one of the two candidates of Trinamool Congress
have declared assets worth more than Rs 1 crore.
of the total 98 candidates in the fray for the second phase LS polls, 20 candidates
have criminal cases while a mere 17 women are contesting the elections from the
State out of the total 197 candidates in 21 LS seats. While six are contesting
the first phase LS polls, 11 out of the 98 candidates in the second phase LS
seats are women.

OEW State coordinator Ranjan Kumar
Mohanty along with former bureaucrat Sahadev Sahoo addressed the Press

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