In the recent Rajya Sabha elections 55 candidates were successfully elected. Out of them, 78% mem,bers are worth Rs 25 crore or above. The richest man to enter the Rajya Sabha, Vijay Mallya, has in his sworn affidavit claimed he does not own a house but his net worth is a staggering Rs 615 crore. Mallya said he had a 1989 model Ferrari he bought for Rs 25 lakh.
Kanwar Deep Singh of the JMM from Jharkhand is among the top three crorepatis with assets of Rs 83 crore, following behind Y S Chowdary of the TDP from Andhra Pradesh, who has declared assets of Rs 190 crore.
Environment minister Jairam Ramesh is clearly the odd man out who does not have a house and his wealth is a modest Rs 62 lakh.