300 Crorepathis in the 15th Lok Sabha
There are as many as 300 out of 543 MP Crorepathis in the 15th Lok Sabha as compared to 154 in the previous house, according to a report released by the National Election Watch (NEW).
Based on the assets declared before the Election Commission, while filing nominations, the wealthiest MP in the new House is Namma Nageswaraao Rao of TDP, elected from Khammam in Andhra Pradesh who is worth Rs 173 crore.
Naveen Jindal of the Congress party from Kurukshetra constituency has assets worth of Rs 131 crore.
Others top crorepathis are Lagadapati Rajagopal (Congress), Praful Patel (NCP), Supriya Sule (NCP), Rajkumari Ratna Singh of Pratapgarh (Congress) and Y S Jaganmohan Reddy (Congress) who all have declared Rs 100 Cr plus assets.
The maximum party-wise crorepathis are from Congress (137), followed by BJP (58), SP (14) and BSP (13), DMK (8) , Shiv Sena (7) and JD(U) with 5.
Amongst states, maximum crorepathis are from UP (52), Maharastra (37), Andhra Pradesh (31), Karnataka (25), Bihar (17), Tamil Nadu (17), MP (15) and Gujarat (12).