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NMMC polls: 201 crorepati candidates in the fray, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation poll 2015, Maharashtra Civic poll

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation polls: 201 crorepati candidates in the fray

In less than two days from now, elections will be held for 111 seats of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC). The candidates in the fray are diverse in terms of their educational background, age and assets owned.  

Out of the 537 candidates analysed by Maharashtra Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), 37% are crorepatis. Over 24 candidates standing for the civic polls have declared assets more than Rs 10 crores.

The richest candidate in the fray is Congress candidate Santosh Shetty who is contesting from Nerul’s node 12 who owns assets worth Rs 110 crore. His wife Anita Shetty, who is contesting from Nerul’s node six too owns assets worth Rs 110 crore, making the couple the richest candidates in the election fray.

Financial Background of the candidates

Sr No

Candidate's Name

Constituency

Name of the Party

Movable Assets (In Rs)

Immovable Assests (In Rs)

Total Assets

1

Shetty Santosh Devappa

Ward No.100 Nerul Node-12

Indian National Congress (INC)

6,37,50,403*

1,04,21,90,800*

1,10,59,41,203 (110 crore +)

2

Shetty Anita Santosh

Ward No.91 Nerul Node-6

Indian National Congress (INC)

6,35,35,053*

1,04,21,90,800*

1,10,57,25,853 (110 crore +)

3

Tidke Diliprao Marutirao

Ward No.84 Nerul Node-1

Independent (IND)

2,75,55,987*

61,09,81,410*

63,85,37,397 (63 crore +)

4

Patkar Kishore Ashok

Ward No.61 Vashi Node-4

Shiv Sena (SHS)

7,44,96,909*

37,94,12,000*

45,39,08,909 (45 crore +)

5

Shikre Netra Ashish

Ward No.91 Nerul Node-6

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 

5,45,62,082*

34,62,41,000*

40,08,03,082 (40 crore +)

Maximum number of crorepatis candidates are from NCP
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has the maximum number of crorepati candidates with over 58% of their candidates owning assets worth one crore and above. Congress comes a close second. Around 32% of Shiv Sena’s candidates too fall in the crorepati group.
 

Party Name

Number of Candidates Analyzed

Crorepatis

Percentage of Crorepati Candidates

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)

101

59

58%

Shiv Sena (SHS)

61

38

62%

Indian National Congress (INC)

85

27

32%

BJP

42

24

57%

Peasants and Workers Party

33

4

12%

 

11

1

9%

Republican Party of India (Athavale)

Other

32

0

0%

Independent (IND)

172

48

28%

Total

537

201

37%

Source: Maharashtra Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) 

However there are stark contrasts among the candidates. Republican Party of India’s (RPI) candidate Priyanka Gaikwad who is currently a D.Ed student owns just Rs 1,500. The 22-year-old is also one of the many first- time candidates in the city, out to prove their mettle in the civic elections. She is contesting from ward no 70 in Turbhe.

Based on the affidavits filed by the candidates, the average asset of those standing for the Navi Mumbai civic polls is around Rs 2.51 crores.

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