In 5 years almost all ministers and MLAs of BJP increased their wealth by more than crores

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, February 7, 2023

There is not a single MLA whose income has not increased by an average of Rs 1 crore to Rs 1.5 crore in the last five years. How can the income increase by doing social service without doing any kind of business from the political field all year? This question naturally arises. Leaders of the opposition party have also raised questions about how BJP MLAs or ministers have become owners of so much money. Jiten Chowdhury and Birjit Sinha raised questions about this and asked the Income Tax Department to investigate.

Notably, the present cabinet of the state has 11 members. Among them, the assets of five have increased over crores of rupees in the last five years. Chief Minister Manik Saha's wealth increased by more than 4 crore rupees. Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma's wealth has also increased by more than 4 crore rupees. Education Minister Ratanlal Nath, Transport Pranajit Singh Roy and Prisons Minister Ramprasad Pal have increased their wealth by more than 1 crore rupees in the last five years. Bishwabandhu Sen, the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, has increased his wealth by more than 5 crore rupees in the last five years. Assembly Speaker Ratan Chakraborty's wealth has increased by more than 2 crore rupees. BJP leader Tinku Roy's wealth also increased by more than 1 crore during this period.

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has released a report analyzing various criminal cases, educational qualifications, economic status etc. of the candidates for Tripura Assembly Elections 2023. It is from this report that the information about the financial prosperity of the BJP MLAs and cabinet members has come to light.

According to the information obtained, the financial prosperity of MLAs or former ministers of other political parties is not as much as compared to the financial prosperity of BJP MLAs or ministers.

The Delhi-based organization has analyzed the information of the affidavit submitted by the candidates to the Election Commission along with the submission of nomination papers.

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