India’s 2019 general election has the highest number of wealthy candidates. The number of crorepati candidates has seen a rise of 84% since 2009.
This election out of the 8049 candidates, 2297 are crorepatis. 358 crorepati candidates are from Uttar Pradesh, which is the highest in the country.
While among the top 5 rich contestants 4 are from INC, 83% of the candidates from BJP are crorepartis. Among the 2297 crorepati candidates, the average assets of each comes up to 4.14 crore.
However, Ramesh Kumar Sharma, an independent candidate with 1107 crore worth assets, is the wealthiest of them all.