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Odisha's richest BJD LS candidate from Cuttack gears up for May 25 polls

Misra quits his high-paying corporate job to embark on his political career.

News Arena Network - Bhubaneswar - UPDATED: May 16, 2024, 06:50 AM - 6 mins read

Santrupt Misra is the most-talked candidate from Odisha

Odisha's richest BJD LS candidate from Cuttack gears up for May 25 polls

File Picture: BJD candidate Santrupt Misra from Cuttack LS seat campaigns ahead of the polls.


Biju Janata Dal nominee Santrupt Misra with a total asset of Rs 482.21 crore, has emerged as the richest Lok Sabha poll candidate among those in the fray for the May 25 elections in Odisha, according to a report.

 

With a total asset of Rs 482.21 crore, BJD’s MP candidate for the Cuttack segment, Misra, is the richest, followed by Abinash Samal (Rs 36.78 crore), who is contesting from the Dhenkanal Lok Sabha seat.

 

Misra, who grew up in Odisha, was the CEO, Birla Carbon; Director, Chemicals; and Director, Group Human Resources for the Aditya Birla Group. Additionally, he is a close confidant of chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla.

 

The Odisha Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 64 candidates of the six Lok Sabha constituencies going to polls in the third phase in the state.

 

Voters of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Puri and Sambalpur Lok Sabha constituencies, along with 42 assembly segments coming under these LS seats will exercise their franchise on May 25.

 

As per the report, 28 (44 per cent) out of 64 Lok Sabha candidates are crorepatis, and the average of assets per candidate contesting in the phase-III Lok Sabha elections in Odisha stood at Rs 11.80 crore.

 

With a total asset of Rs 482.21 crore, BJD’s MP candidate for the Cuttack segment, Santrupt Misra, is the richest, followed by Abinash Samal (Rs 36.78 crore), who is contesting from the Dhenkanal Lok Sabha seat.

 

Bahujan Samaj Party nominee of Keonjhar Lok Sabha constituency, Ram Prasad Hembram, is the third richest candidate with a total asset of Rs 35.81 crore, it said.

 

Union Minister and BJP nominee from Sambalpur LS segment, Dharmendra Pradhan has declared that he owns assets worth Rs 6.92 crore, while Sambit Patra, BJP candidate from Puri, has declared assets worth Rs 1.98 crore.

 

BJP national spokesperson and Bhubaneswar candidate Aparajita Sarangi has total assets worth Rs 4.62 crore, the report said.

 

Similarly, BJD nominees Pranab Prakash Das (Sambalpur), Arup Mohan Patnaik (Puri) and Manmath Kumar Routray (Bhubaneswar) have declared that they own assets of Rs 2.30 crore, Rs 22.97 crore and Rs 15.57 crore, respectively.

 

Three candidates with low assets are Dillip Kumar Baral (Rs 4,032), independently contesting from the Puri Lok Sabha seat, SUCI candidate Subash Chandra Bhoi (Rs 19,500) from Puri and Bharatiya Bikash Parishad nominee Natabar Maharana (Rs 25,000) from Bhubaneswar, the report said.

 

Out of 64 candidates, 18 have declared criminal cases against them and out of them, 13 are facing serious criminal cases.

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