Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma speaks at the booth level meeting in Guwahati. (File image)

The assets of BJP leader and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma have risen by Rs 10.89 crore during the last five years between 2016 and 2021.

The assets of Sarma, who is contesting from Jalukbari constituency, have increased from Rs 6.38 crore in 2016 to Rs 17.27 crore in 2021.

Assam Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have released this data.

The average assets of 90 re-contesting MLAs in Assam have increased by 76 per cent in the last five years.

Of these 90 MLAs, three BJP leaders are in the top five list showing a maximum increase in assets, followed by one from the AIUDF and another from the BPF.

Assam Election Watch and ADR made the revelations based on the analysis of the self-sworn affidavits of these 90 MLAs who are contesting the ongoing three-phase Assam Assembly elections which began on March 27.

The third and final round of the Assam Assembly Election will be held on April 6, while the results will be declared on May 2.

“The average assets of these 90 MLAs in 2016 were Rs 2.52 crore. Now, their average assets range is Rs 4.44 crore. The average asset growth for these MLAs, between the Assam Assembly elections of 2016 and 2021 is Rs 1.91 crore,” the data said.

BJP MLA from the Dhakuakhana (SC) constituency, Naba Kumar Doley, has declared a maximum increase in assets with a rise of Rs 18.22 crore, from Rs 7.30 crore in 2016 to Rs 25.52 crore this year.

The assets of Nijam Uddin Choudhury of the AIUDF from the Algapur constituency increased by Rs 11.10 crore, from Rs 2.71 crore in 2016 to Rs 13.81 crore this year.

Another BJP leader and Dhekiajuli MLA, Ashok Singhal’s assets grew by Rs 9.82 crore, from Rs 7.23 crore in 2016 to Rs 17.06 crore this year.

The assets of BPF MLA Chandan Brahma have risen by Rs 6,57 crore, from Rs 9.58 crore in 2016 to Rs 16.15 crore this year.

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