Among the regional parties, the highest assets were declared under FDR/Fixed Deposits by SP (Rs 434.219 crore), TRS (Rs 256.01 crore), AIADMK (Rs 246.90 crore), DMK (Rs 162.425 crore), Shiv Sena (Rs 148.46 crore) and Biju Janata Dal, BJD (Rs 118.425 crore) among others, the ADR said in a release.
The BJD and the YSR-C have declared total donations Rs 28.20 cr and Rs 8.924 cr respectively. The top five parties have received 81.10 per cent or Rs 189.523 cr of the total donations.
New Delhi: The upper house or the Rajya Sabha (RS) members of Parliament are often called ‘unelected’. Many a time allegations are levelled against political parties that such seats are “sold”. Now the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a National Election Watchdog has reviewed financial interests of 213 sitting Rajya Sabha members to sense why […]
Bhubaneswar: As many as 13 out of the 21 ministers in the present Odisha government led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik are crorepatis while one third of the total are facing criminal charges, an analysis of the criminal and financial backgrounds of the 21-member council of ministers by leading NGO, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) […]
New Delhi: Over 30 per cent members of the new Odisha ministry, led by Naveen Patnaik, have serious criminal cases and more than 35 per cent criminal cases against them, a report by the Association of Democratic Reform (ADR) said. In a report that highlighted the criminal cases, financial, educational and other details of Odisha […]
Bhubaneswar: Of the 146 newly-elected Odisha Assembly members, 95 legislators are Crorepatis with highest 79 MLAs belonging to the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and CM Naveen being the richest among them, as per the Odisha Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report. According to the report, 79 (72%) out of 112 MLAs […]
Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by Naveen Patnaik in Odisha received the highest donation of Rs 13.4 cr among the regional parties through electoral bonds during the financial year 2017-18, as per a report of the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). Out of the 48 regional parties analyzed, only 15 parties submitted […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik and his son Nabajyoti Patnaik are the richest among the candidates in fray in constituencies going to polls in the fourth and final phase elections in Odisha. According to the data published by the Odisha Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), Nabajyoti is the wealthiest among […]
New Delhi: As many as 119 (34 per cent) of 354 candidates contesting in the third phase of Odisha Assembly elections have declared criminal charges against themselves while 101 (29 per cent) are charged with serious cases, according to Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR). Among the major parties, 20 (48 per cent) out of 42 […]
New Delhi: Access to drinking water, better employment opportunities and roads were the top three priorities of voters across Odisha, parameters on which the Naveen Patnaik government has performed “below average”, says a report by the election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). “The Odisha Survey 2018 shows that drinking water (44.05 per cent), better […]