Annals of rich Indian lawmakers: 86% of MLAs in Punjab are crorepatis

Posted on March 14, 2012 By newsguide Topic: India, Politics, Study

Another evidence in support of the argument that the democratic process is not for the poor or even the middle class. The Association for Democratic Reforms reports that 101 of the Punjab’s 117 newly-elected legislators are “crorepatis” (10 million rupees - around $200,000 - for comparison, an average Indian makes Rs. 50000 in a year, around $1000/year) or more.  In 2007, only 77 legislatures were crorepatis.

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