'Illiterate' MLAs of this state earn more than graduates
Amid growing unemployment, an ADR report has unveiled some interesting facts about politicians and their earnings. Gujarat MLAs who are either unlettered or have school-level education are earning more than legislators who are graduates or possess higher degrees, according to an NGO's report published Monday.
Gujarat MLAs earning: A detailed analysis of the affidavits of the remaining 161 MLAs has revalued that their average annual income is Rs 18.80 lakh, the release said. While BJP MLA from Vadhwan, Dhanjibhai Patel, leads the pack with an annual income of Rs 3.90 crore, woman BJP MLA from Vadodara, Seemaben Mohile, remains at the bottom of the chart with a meagre annual income of Rs 69,340. (PTI)
Gujarat MLAs earning: While the average annual income of 63 'graduate' MLAs came to Rs 14.37 lakh, the same for 85 MLAs, whose 'educational qualification' ranges between 5th and 12th standard, stood at Rs 19.83 lakh, the release said. Interestingly, the average annual income of four "illiterate" MLAs came to Rs 74.17 lakh, much higher than the earnings of those who are literates, it added. (Reuters)