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Maharashtra MPs with criminal past are all millionaires

Mumbai: A majority -31- of the newly-elected 48 Lok Sabha members from Maharashtra have a criminal background and are also multi-millionaires with assets ranging from a minimum of Rs.99 lakh to Rs.66 crore.The 31 Lok

IANS Updated on: May 22, 2014 8:04 IST
Three of the BJP parliamentarians have completed school education (up to Class 10), one has studied till junior college (Class 12), while one - Gopal Shetty, who defeated Sanjay Nirupam of the Congress in Mumbai North - never completed schooling.

Six of the Shiv Sena's newly elected Lok Sabha members - of the 15 with criminal records - are at least graduates. Three completed junior college (Class 12) and three completed school (Class 10).

The educational background of Shiv Sena MPs Rahul Shewale from Mumbai South-Central and Shivajirao Adhal from Shirur was categorised in the 'others' section, implying some kind of vocational or diploma-level education.

Thane's Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare with 13 cases topped the list of candidates with criminal cases against them, followed by Swabhimani Paksha's Raju Shetti with 12 cases, while Shivajirao Adhal has 10 cases against him.

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