The Indian general election 2014 was held to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha, electing members of parliament for all 543 parliamentary constituencies of India. With above 81 crore people eligible to vote, it was the largest ever election in the world. A total of 8,251 candidates contested for the 543 Lok Sabha seats.
A look at the background of the MPs elected in 2014 general election. The following presents a visual analysis of the all the MPs including their educational qualifications, total assets, ages and criminal records.
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358 MPs do not have any criminal cases. 34.2% of MPs have 1 or more criminal cases, among which several are serious crime records. Rajesh Ranjan Urf Pappu Yadav of RJD from Madhepura having 24 cases leads the list.
About 75% of the MPs are qualified as graduate and above. There are 18 MP who did not completed schooling (under matric). Also, there are 5 MPs, who have declared educational qualification as 'Other' or information not available.
Every 4 out of 5 MPs are crorepati. Only 99 MPs have declared assets worth less than 1 crore. The richest MP with declared asset of Rs. 683 crore is Jayadev Galla of TDP from Guntur.
The median age of MPs is 58. The youngest MP is Dushyant Chautala from Hisar (29 years) and the oldest are Lal Krishna Advani from Gandhinagar and Dharam Vira Gandhi from Patiala (90 years). More than 42% MPs are aged above 60 years.
A total of 543 MPs were elected from 36 different parties. Out of which only 8 parties have 10 or more MPs. Among the 7 'National Parties', only Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) did not won a single seat, despite securing the third highest vote share in the country. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won a sweeping victory with 336 seats, of which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 282 seats. It formed the largest majority government since 1984 general election. On the other hand, it was the worst defeat ever in a general election for Congres party. Since no other party secured 10% of the total seats (54), India remains without an official opposition party.
"Absolute" shows actual number of MPs for respective parties.
"Relative" shows percentage of total MPs elected for respective parties.
Number of MPs by party
All the 11 MPs of TRS are qualified as graduate or above. BJP, Shiv Sena, TDP and Others, all have more than 10% MPs who did not finish schooling.
About 82% of the MPs are crorepati. The average of total assets declared by MPs is about 14.7 crore, with TDP (16 MP) having an average of 20 crore.
Only 40 MPs are aged below 40 years, while 42% are aged above 60 years. The average age of MPs is the highest for INC (60.88 years) and the lowest for AIADMK (54.35 years).
15 out of 18 MPs from SHS have Criminal cases. BJD has the minimum share of MPs with Criminal cases.