Direct link to scholarships offered by  Govt. of India

List of Private NGOs offering scholarships

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr: ‘Avenzoar’

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr, known in the west as Avenzoar, was

Ummid Assistant

IDB Scholarship Program: Application form can be downloaded from here

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Politics

31 'crorepati' candidates in third phase of Bengal polls

Friday April 22, 2011 09:54:52 AM, IANS

Related Article

Third phase of Bengal polls has its share of criminal candidates

As many as 54 out of 280 candidates contesting the third phase of the West Bengal assembly polls spread over 75 constituencies have criminal cases pending against them, a report by West Bengal Election Watch (WBEW), an NGO  »

Bengal's 'red fort' faces challenge as voting begins Monday

West Bengal: Over 70 pc cast votes in peaceful polls

Kolkata: The third phase of West Bengal assembly elections April 27, spread over the North and South 24 Parganas and Kolkata districts, will witness 31 'crorepatis' (millionaires) among the 280 candidates in the fray, according an election watchdog.

As per a report prepared by West Bengal Election Watch (WBEW) on the assets and income details of 280 candidates, on the basis of the affidavits filed by the candidates along with their nomination papers, 31 out of 280 candidates - around 11 percent - have assets in excess of a crore.

Almost half (16) of these crorepatis are from Trinamool Congress, six from the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), seven from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and one each from Forward Bloc and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

The crorepati list is headed by Trinamool's Kasturi Das from Maheshtala constituency in South 24 Parganas, followed by Amit Kumar Mitra again of Trinamool from Khardaha. Both have assets worth over Rs.7 crore each.

Seven of the 280 candidates analysed have liabilities in excess of Rs.25 lakh. The list is topped by BJP's Shatorupa from South Kolkata's Ballugunge constituency who has liabities in excess of Rs.1 crore.

Altogether 104 candidates have not filed their income tax returns, with several of them having assets in excess of a crore. The list contains the names of Trinamool's Jiban Mukhopadhyay from Sonarpur Dakshin in South 24 Parganas and BJP's Sukhranjan Bepari from North 24 Parganas' Gaighata.

Alongside the crorepati candidates, there are candidates who have assets under Rs. 500. BSP's Tapas Sarkar from Barrackpore constituency has assets only of Rs.200 while the young CPI-M nominee from Kasba, Shatarup Ghosh has assets worth just Rs. 309.





  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS




Top Stories

PM firm on Lokpal bill as Bhushans fight more taint

As clouds of controversy darkened over Lokpal bill drafting committee co-chair Shanti Bhushan with fresh demands for his ouster and his civil society   »

Hegde mulls quitting Lokpal Bill drafting panel

Petition filed against Anna Hazare in court


  Most Read

British rulers sowed seeds of communalism in India: Justice Markanday Katju

The British rulers in India through re-writing of history painted the eight hundred Muslim reign in the country with misrule wherein showcasing their Kings and Nawabs  »

RTE Act violations: Dirty school toilets major complaint

Dirty, non-functional toilets form a major chunk of the complaints filed by parents in Delhi under violation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act. According to a statement by the National   »

RTE Act one year on: 8 million children still missing school


  News Pick

Pakistan PM doesn't own a car, saves half his annual salary

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf raza Gilani is a man of frugal means - if one goes by his declared assets. He doesn't own a car and managed to save over half of his annual salary, which his is only source of income  »

Pakistanis happier than Indians: Gallup survey

India has ranked 71st in happiness with only 17 percent people describing themselves as "thriving" in a new study of well-being that gives Denmark the top spot among 124 countries surveyed. With Danes ranked the most   »

A death that gave life to five people

Though she died in a road accident last week, 17-year-old Reena will live in the collective memory of five patients who have got a new lease of life because of her donated organs. Reena, a resident of Jind in Haryana, was seriously   »

Tech savvy politicos bat for social media

Former minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor, one of the early Indian politicians to get hooked to Twitter, feels that political leaders have realised that social media was the right platform to reach out to a large number of people.  »

Indian American Satish Tripathi appointed US varsity president

Reputed Indian American computer scientist Satish K. Tripathi, a Banaras Hindu University alumnus, has been appointed president  »


Picture of the Day

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his wife Mrs Gursharan Kaur in a procession for laying wreath ceremony at Monument of the Defenders of Motherland, at Astana, in Kazakhstan on April 16, 2011.

(Photo: Shivraj)



RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes











Contact us





      Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.