Avior Airlines banned from EU skies

Venezuela’s Avior Airlines has been banned from European Union skies after a commission determined it no longer meets international safety standards.
The European Commission announced that Avior had been added to a list of international airlines prohibited from flying within the union because the European Aviation Safety Agency detected unaddressed safety deficiencies.
The Venezuelan airline is one of a handful still offering international flight destinations as major carriers like United and Delta halt operations in the crisis-ridden nation.

NGT holds Art of Living responsible for damaging Yamuna banks

National Green Tribunal today held the Art of Living Foundation of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar responsible for the damage caused to the Yamuna floodplains due to holding of the World Cultural Festival organised by it in March 2016.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, however, refused to impose any further environment compensation on the AoL and said the amount of Rs 5 crore which was submitted by it earlier would be used for the restoration of the floodplains.
“We hold AoL responsible for the damage caused to the Yamuna floodplains in terms of the report submitted by the expert committee,” the bench said.
The bench also comprising Justice Jawad Rahim and expert member B S Sajwan directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to assess the damage caused on floodplains and compute cost of restoration in line with the recommendations of the expert panel. The tribunal said that in case if the expenditure of the restoration crosses the cost Rs 5 crore then it would be recovered from the AoL. However, if the costs is less than Rs 5 crore, the remaining amount would be refunded to the foundation, it said.
The NGT also said that Yamuna floodplains should not be used for any activity which can cause damage to the environment. However, it refused to decide whether AoL was authorised to hold the festival on Yamuna floodplains or not saying it is beyond its jurisdiction. The NGT also rapped the DDA for failing to exercise its duty to protect the Yamuna floodplains but refrained from imposing any penalty on it.
Before the pronouncement of the judgement, it was informed that Justice R S Rathore, who had earlier heard the matter had recused from the bench.
The AoL counsel said that they will approach the Supreme Court against the verdict. “We are not in agreement with the verdict. The Art of Living is disappointed with the decision taken by the NGT for damaging Yamuna floodplains during its World Culture Festival.
The expert panel had told the NGT that a Rs 42.02 crore would be required to restore Yamuna floodplains which was ravaged due to the cultural extravaganza held from March 11- 13, 2016. The Green Panel was hearing a plea filed by Manoj Misra who claimed that severe damage was done to the river and the floodplains and it must be restored by authorities concerned. — PTI

Tata to be title sponsor of the Maharashtra Open


Tata to be title sponsor of the Maharashtra Open

~ Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis unveils the ATP Tournament logo ~

Mumbai, December 6, 2017: Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday announced Tata as title sponsor of the 1st edition of Maharashtra Open here. The season opening ATP World Tour event in Maharashtra will be played at the Mhalunge Balewadi Stadium in Pune from January 1st to 6th 2018 and will be called as Tata Open Maharashtra 2018. The qualifiers will be played on December 30th & 31st, 2017 while the main draw starts from January 1st, 2018.
“I feel privileged to announce Tata as the title sponsor for Maharashtra Open. The Group has played a stellar role in upliftment of sports in the best of their capacities and their support to this ATP event organised in our state is a matter of great pride for us,” said the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
“I would also like to extend my gratitude to Mr. Adar Poonawalla for coming on board as presenting sponsor and using sports as a platform to promote his Clean City Initiative, a very noble and one-of-its-kind cause for the city of Pune,” Fadnavis said.
The Honourable Chief Minister also unveiled the official Tata Open Maharashtra logo along with tournament officials including Praveen Singh Pardesi (IAS), Chairman, organizing committee, Banmali Agrawala, President, Infrastructure, Defense & Aerospace, Tata Sons, Pravin Darade, Secretary, organizing committee, Sanjay Khandare, Treasurer, organizing committee, Prashant Sutar, Tournament Director, Bharat Oza, MSLTA, President & Sunder Iyer, MSLTA, Hon. Sec.
Stating that Maharashtra is fast becoming a sporting destination of India, Fadnavis said the state had successfully hosted the Davis Cup (Pune), ATP Challenger (Pune) and WTA Mumbai Open (Mumbai) in the last few months. “Sports should be an integral part of every individual’s life, and events like these can serve as an inspiration for upcoming talents,” added Fadnavis.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons, said: “At Tata, we have always believed that developing an interest in sports is an important step in building a society that is focused on fitness and health. The Tata group has been committed to development of sports and sports persons across many disciplines for nearly a century. We are delighted to partner with the state and MSLTA for the Tata Open Maharashtra, which will showcase tennis to newer audiences and help increase the sport’s popularity among the youth.”
“We are grateful to Tata Group and all our sponsors who have backed this prestigious event. With the backing of these like-minded organisations, an event of this magnitude will surely be a standout and sought-after event for players and fans alike and put the state of Maharashtra on map of world tennis,” said Praveen Singh Pardesi (IAS), Chairman, organizing committee.
“The organizing committee extends its heartfelt gratitude towards Tata Group for believing in our vision to make Maharashtra a hotbed for tennis by organizing such world-class events. To complement their efforts, we are committed to making events like Tata Open Maharashtra accessible to all tennis fans around the country especially Maharashtra in best possible manner,” said Pravin Darade, Secretary, organizing committee.

“We are pleased to announce that the Tata Open Maharashtra carries a prize money of US$550,000. The winner will take home US$80,000,” said Sanjay Khandare, Treasurer, organizing committee. 

Introduced in 1996, the tournament has seen the likes of Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka, Carlos Moya, Patrick Rafter, Milos Raonic and Marin Cilic gracing the event. Making its debut in Pune, the tournament will be hosted by Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) in association with Govt. of Maharashtra, Department of Sports and Youth Services, Govt. of Maharashtra and promoted by IMG-Reliance.
It’s a matter of great pride for us to have Tata and Adar Poonawalla Clean City Initiative as our partners for the inaugural edition of Tata Open Maharashtra. Successful delivery of this event needs partners who share the same passion and in Tata, Adar Poonawalla and other sponsors, we have found that. We hope to deliver a memorable debut tournament this year,” said Prashant Sutar, Tournament Director.
“The cooperation with a global player and respected brand of Tata Group’s stature is a great success reflecting the efforts of all the stakeholder’s over the years to bring the best of the world in India. Making its debut in Pune, the Tata Open Maharashtra will showcase some our best players and ensure we build on our existing fan base and create a new set of fans from the state of Maharashtra,” saidTom Annear, Co-Tournament Director.
Tennis fans can herald 2018 watching four top-50 players in world No. 6 Marin Cilic (Croatia), world No. 14 Kevin Anderson (South Africa), world No. 20 Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) and world No. 42 Robin Haase (Netherlands) among a slew of other top international stars.
Photo caption: (L-R) Sunder Iyer, MSLTA Secretary, Prashant Sutar, Tournament Director, Praveen Singh Pardesi, Chairman Organising Committee, Banmali Agrawala, President Infrastructure, Defense & Aerospace, Tata Sons, Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Pravin Darade, Secretary, organizing committee and Sanjay Khandare, Treasurer, organizing committee at the official tournament logo unveiling event on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Tata Open Maharashtra
Tata Open Maharashtra is an ATP World Tour 250 series event hosted by Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) in association with Govt. of Maharashtra, Department of Sports and Youth Services, Govt. of Maharashtra and promoted by IMG-Reliance. The tournament will be played at Mhalunge Balewadi Stadium, Pune from January 1st to 6th 2018. For the last 21 years, the tournament was played in Chennai and was better known as Chennai Open.
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US asks Israel to restrain response to Jerusalem move

US has asked Israel to temper its response to the recognition of Jerusalem as its capital, as Washington expects a backlash and is weighing the potential threat to US facilities and people.
State Department yesterday issued a document for diplomats at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv asking them to convey Israeli officials to restrain their official response. The document also stated that Washington expects that there to be resistance to this news in the Middle East and around the world.
The State Department also issued another document yesterday stating that they had formed an internal task force to track worldwide developments following the decision on Jerusalem.
United Nations Security Council has convened a meeting tomorrow in the wake of the US President Donald Trump announcing his decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
At least eight of the 15 members of the Security Council, including Britain and France, the two permanent members which closely align themselves on most of the global issues joined by other non-permanent members — Bolivia, Egypt, Italy, Senegal, Sweden, Britain and Uruguay asked for a special meeting of the top decision-making wing of the New York-headquartered world body.
The UN Secretary General António Guterres’ is expected to address the Security Council on Friday.

CG Open 2017: Mithun Perera best

Mithun Perera fires six-under-64 to take the opening round honours at CG Open 2017,  Local lad Anil Bajrang Mane shares second with Aman Raj and Vikram Rana, Hole-in-one for Arjun Sharma

Mumbai, December 6, 2017: Sri Lankan Mithun Perera’s classy six-under-64 gave him the opening round honours at the 10th edition of the CG Open being played at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club in Mumbai.

Mumbai’s leading golfer Anil Bajrang Mane too had a terrific start to the week as he carded a five-under-65 to be placed joint second along with Patna’s Aman Raj and Delhi-based Vikram Rana.

Mithun Perera returned to one of his favourite venues in style making 17 greens in regulation and eight birdies. He was off to a flying start with birdies on his first three holes, the 10th, 11thand 12th. The 30-year-old, a winner of five individual titles on the PGTI, then stumbled with a couple of three-putt bogeys on the 13th and 17th.

Perera got his round back on track by picking up three more stokes over the next five holes. He finally ended the day with a flourish, sinking birdie putts from a range of 20 to 25 feet on the seventh and eighth.

Mithun said, “I enjoyed a brilliant start making some tricky birdie conversions early on. That lifted my confidence. I’m also glad that I finished the round well with some long birdie putts on the eighth and ninth. Importantly, I found all fairways today and missed regulation on just one hole. This puts me in a good frame of mind for the remainder of the week.

“I’m looking to end a long victory-drought since my last win on the PGTI came in 2014. I’ve played good golf this year but my putting hasn’t been clicking. But over the last three weeks I’ve started hitting more firm putts and that has helped my scores.

“I love coming back to the BPGC as I’ve always done well here. I once held the course record here after shooting an eight-under-62 at the 2014 LP Cup, a team event that I went on to win. This course suits my game as it requires more accuracy rather than distance hitting. Added to this is the fact that my father Nandasena Perera won the All India Amateur here in 1991. As a result, lots of people know me at this club. So I always have a good feeling playing at the BPGC,” added Perera, currently placed 25th in the PGTI Order of Merit with three top-10s from 11 starts.

Local favourite Anil Bajrang Mane put up a display of some exceptional wedge shots during his round of 65. Mane’s round took off after his birdie chip-in on the 16th. The 36-year-old, who began from the 10th tee on Wednesday, accumulated six birdies over 16 holes before dropping his lone bogey on the eighth.

Anil said, “I definitely have the advantage of playing at my home course. I started with a good round at last year’s CG Open as well but couldn’t maintain the tempo till the end. I would like to carry forward the momentum till the last round this year. The BPGC has always supported me so I really want to do well here in front of my home crowd.

“The chip-in on the 16th really got my round going as everything seemed to fall in place thereafter. I made some quality chip-putts and read the lines well. I’m delighted with this effort because I just got in two days of practice in the last two weeks prior to this event due to a foot injury.”

Aman Raj, a runner-up twice this year, made an eagle, four birdies and a bogey during his round of 65 while Vikram Rana posted the same score, making six birdies, including a chip-in on the fourth, against a lone bogey.

The four golfers bunched in tied fifth place at four-under-66 were Noida’s Pradeep Kumar, Delhi-based Veer Ahlawat, veteran Mukesh Kumar of Mhow and Lucknow’s Sanjeev Kumar.

PGTI Order of Merit leader Udayan Mane of Ahmedabad was a further shot back in tied ninth.

Noida’s Arjun Sharma made a hole-in-one on the 10th en route his round of 69 that placed him tied 29th.

Defending champion Shamim Khan of Delhi struck a 70 to be tied 40th.

Among the other Mumbai golfers in the fray, Akash Modi shot a 71 to be tied 55th while Wilson Raj D Mello returned a 72 to be tied 65th.

Sadiq:Trump change views on Islam

 London mayor, however, emphasised the need to be peaceful and not resort to violence while protesting the move.
On being questioned whether he would welcome Trump in the UK, Sadiq said that the US president should not have a state visit and that “we shouldn’t roll out a red carpet for him”.

United States recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

“I’ve been quite clear [about this]; he should not have a state visit. People of London are not his fans. I’ve heard he is visiting London in February, but not on a state visit, so let’s see,” he said.
The London mayor also advised Trump to change his views on Islam and Muslims.
“People say US, UK are best friends,” he said, adding that best friends also call out each other when one is wrong. “So I’m telling US that yes, you’re still my best friend, but you need to change [your stance on Jerusalem].”

An Interactive session with Mr Rajendra Shukla

Special Invite
Dear Member / Select Non Member,
An Interactive session with Mr Rajendra Shukla
Minister of Commerce, Industry & Employment, Government of Madhya Pradesh
Seminar on Investment Opportunities in Madhya Pradesh
“Awareness cum Knowledge Sharing session on Madhya Pradesh Industrial Policy Post GST”
Monday, 11 December 2017: 1030–1300 hrs
Hotel The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

Over the last decade Madhya Pradesh has witnessed a radical transformation in terms of economic and social development. This impressive growth is supplemented by creation of a robust support infrastructure in terms of roads, water supply, irrigation and year round 24×7 power supply. State government has been successful in creating a favourable business climate in the state.

With the advent of GST regime, Government of Madhya Pradesh (GoMP) has come up with an amended industrial policy which delinks industrial promotion assistance from net tax retained by GoMP from a company. To further disseminate the benefits/incentives offered under the new Industrial Policy, Government of Madhya Pradesh in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organizing a session on “Investment Opportunities in Madhya Pradesh” with following details:

Day: Monday
Date: 11 December 2017
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Hotel The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Time: 1030-1300 hrs (Followed by Lunch)

Given this background, a high-level Government delegation led by the Hon’ble Minister of Commerce, Industries and Employment, Shri Rajendra Shukla and comprising senior decision makers from various departments will be visiting New Delhi on 11 December 2017 at The Leela Palace Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

We are writing to cordially invite you and your colleagues to attend the Seminar on Investment Opportunities in Madhya Pradesh from 1030-1300 hrs (followed by Lunch)

Your personal presence would add great value and enhance the level of engagement at the Roadshow.

Request to kindly confirm your presence with the duly filled Reply Form via return mail, you may also like to contact Ms Anjali Chauhan (anjali.chauhan@cii.in) Tel: 011-49816411 for any further clarification in this regard.

Regards,

Ankur

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:   REGINA JOSE GALINDO

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:  
REGINA JOSE GALINDO

Artist talk with Regina Jose Galindo at Baik Art, Los Angeles; Bearing Witness, October 27, 2017
Baik art is pleased to announce Regina Jose Galindo’s second rotation on LACMA’s campus as part of A Universal History of InfamyNuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (NuMu) will present Retrospective: A Solo Exhibition by Regina José Galindo, which opened last weekend and will be on view through February 19, 2018. The exhibition will include 28 photographs—each documenting a different performance by the artist—as well as a selection of her poems and a sound piece. One of Regina’s mentioned works includes the recent performance; Make America Great Again, which was held at Baik Art’s gallery space in Los Angeles as part our recent retrospective for the artist, curated by Lia Newman at Davidson College.
We invite you to watch the discussion with Regina Jose Galindo as she discusses her practices, performances, and poems throughout her career in Guatemala. The following talk was featured as a public event hosted by Baik Art in alliance with the Getty’s current PST exhibitions program, LA/LA.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:  
YOUNG-IL AHN

Following the recent success of Youn-Il Ahn’s ongoing LACMA exhibition, “Unexpected Light,” Baik Art is proud to announce the opening of the artist’s most recent retrospective at the Long Beach Museum of Art. The exhibition will be on display through January 28 and honors the celebrated South Korean artist with a major thirty-five-year retrospective, presenting a selection of abstract paintings from 1983 to the present.

CATALOG / PUBLICATION

For additional information and catalog purchase inquiries please contact info@baikart.com

1st Mail Today Skills & Entrepreneurship Summit 17

Mail Today Skills & Entrepreneurship Summit:
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Inaugural Address by Dr Raman Singh , Chief Minister of Chattisgarh.
Group Editorial Director (Publishing) , India Today Group Mr Raj Chengappa welcomed the CM and wished him a great Successful Innings as CM of New Indian State of Chattisgarh.
Dr Raman Singh has completed fourteen years  on newly formed states Chattisgarh which came into being in 2000 due to imbalance of growth and development of this regions.
Young state which is 17 years old.
Dr Raman Singh briefing the demography of the State which is 32 % Tribal population  and twelve percent of Dalit  and from the last forty years embedded   with Naxal violence and their rule at various districts.
CM in his address talk of Chattisgarh  achievements with excellent PDS system and effective procurement of staple foods, best of national institution and growing number of technical institution. Chattisgarh is now has  all the major Educational Institutes of National Repute like IIM, AIIMS and Nursing colleges.The state which had nearly 21Ks schoolsis now hub of 60Ks government schools spread across the states.
Dr Raman Singh added, in 2000 the state power generation capacity was 10K MW which has risen to 40K MW and is now has the  status of having surplus in power.
CM said  Skill up-gradation implementation is our core efforts and we are injecting Rs 150 Cr from state fund for the skill up-gradation projects.
We have an absolute compassionate  Naxals  Surrender policy and we are committed for the development of the Naxal affected area.
Amod Kanth , Founder of Prayas an NGO raised  question about law enacted regarding house wives maids assistants, but job roles in domestic sector need re- look.CM assured him for the intervention to introduce the models of housekeeping jobs.
Dr Raman Singh, who spoke with ultimate vibrant mood to explain the rapid pace in the development of infrastructure, with nearly five airports ready for operation.
Dr Ram Singh further explained the best condition of Bastar  with airport facilities in place and activities at its pace,decades ago it was  considered the most backward district,further he showered lavish praise of new capital New Raipur  as the best sustainable role model city.

Dear Sagar Media Inc,   Our hard earned savings may be in danger!

“Change.org”
Dear Sagar Media Inc,
Our hard earned savings may be in danger! The money you deposit in your bank might be at risk!
The government is tabling a new law in Parliament that will allow a government entity to use depositors money to save a bank on the verge of bankruptcy.
Our hard earned money that we have saved for our children and for our future will be used to ‘Bail-In’ the banks.
This “Bail-in” provision means that say you have 10 lakhs in your account and if the bank is in trouble, it can reduce your 10 lakhs to 1 lakh, and the bank can use the remaining 9 lakhs to save itself.
The bank can also convert your account balance to a fixed deposit, repayable after five years.
Sagar Media Inc, sign my petition and claim rights to your own money.
Our money could be forcibly used to pull out a bank from its financial woes.
And we will not be able to do anything about it. We won’t even be able to challenge that in court!
Sagar Media Inc, Sign this petition now, before this bill is tabledin the winter session of the Parliament next week.
Thank you for your support,
Shilpa Shree

ADR analysed affidavits of 822 out of 851 contestants GujAssembly PhII

Gujarat Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 822 out of 851 candidates, who are contesting in the second phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections to be held on 14th December 2017. There are 29 candidates who have not been analysed as the affidavits of these candidates were either badly scanned or the complete affidavits were not available on the ECI website.
Summary and Highlights
S.No
Party
Number of Candidates not Analysed
1
INC
2
2
BJP
7
3
AAP
1
4
BSP
1
5
NCP
1
6
Independent
7
7
Other Parties
10
Total
29
Table: Party Wise Candidates who have not been analysed
Criminal Background
·         Candidates with Criminal Cases: Out of 822 candidates analyzed, 101 (12%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
·         Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 64 (8%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases, including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women etc.
·         Candidates with cases related to murdercandidates have declared cases related to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-302).
·         Candidates with cases related to Attempt to Murder: candidates have declared cases related to attempt to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-307).
·         Candidates with cases related to Crimes against Women: candidates have declared cases related to rape (IPC Section-376) and 2 candidates has declared case related to Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty (IPC Section-354).
·         Candidates with cases related to Kidnapping: 3 candidates have declared cases related to kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person (IPC Section-365).
·         Party wise Candidates with Criminal Cases:  Among the major parties, 22(26%) out of 86 candidates from Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) 25 (28%) out of 88 candidates from Indian National Congress(INC), 6 (8%) out of 74 candidates from Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP)4 (15%) out of 27 candidates from NCP,  2 (29%) out of 7 candidates from AAP, and 23 (7%) out of 344 Independent candidates analysed have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
·         Party wise Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases:  Among the major parties, 13(15%) out of 86 candidates from Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) 18 (21%) out of 88 candidates from Indian National Congress(INC), 2 (3%) out of 74 candidates from Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP)3 (11%) out of 27 candidates from NCP,  1 (14%) out of 7 candidates from AAP, and 14 (4%) out of 344 Independent candidates analysed have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
·         Red Alert Constituencies*: There are 12(13%) out of 93 constituencies in the Second phase of Gujarat assembly elections having 3 or more candidates with declared criminal cases.
*Red Alert Constituencies are those which have 3 or more candidates with criminal cases contesting elections
Financial Background
·         Share of wealth among candidates : The share of wealth amongst the candidates contesting in the second phase of assembly elections Gujarat is as follows:
Value of assets (Rs.)
Number of candidates
Percentage of Candidates
Rs.5 cr and above
66
8%
Rs.2 crores to 5 crores
64
8%
Rs. 50 lakhs to 2 crores
171
21%
Rs.10 lakhs to 50 lakhs
195
24%
less than  Rs. 10 lakhs
326
39%
Table: Share of wealth amongst contesting candidates

·         High asset candidates:  The details of top 3 candidates with highest declared assets, contesting in the second phase of the Gujarat  Assembly Elections are given below:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
AHMEDABAD
DASKROI
INC
5,73,09,877
2,26,19,96,416
2,31,93,06,293
231 Crore+
Y
2
PATAN
CHANASMA
INC
3,78,09,729
1,05,05,83,800
1,08,83,93,529
108 Crore+
Y
3
VADODARA
VAGHODIA
IND
51,24,46,999
46,08,12,080
97,32,59,079
97 Crore+
Y
 Table: Top three candidates with highest declared assets
 Crorepati Candidates: Out of the 822 candidates, 199 (24%) are crorepatis.
·         Party wise Crorepati Candidates: Among the major parties 66(77%) out of 86 candidates from BJP, 67(76%) out of 88 candidates from INC, 10 (37%) out of 27 candidates from NCP, 5(71%) out of 7 candidates from AAP3(4%) out of 74 candidates from BSP and 31 (9%) out of 344 Independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore. 
·         Average assets: The average of assets per candidate contesting in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly Elections is Rs 2.39 Crores.
·         Party wise average assets: Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 86 BJP candidates is Rs. 7.80 crores88 INC candidates is Rs 9.80 crores74 BSP candidates have average assets of Rs 21.35 lakhs, 27 NCP candidates have average assets worth Rs 1.50 Crores, 7 AAP candidates have average assets worth Rs 2.80 crores, and 344 Independent candidates have average assets of Rs. 85.35 lakhs.
·         Zero asset candidate: 4 candidates have declared zero assets in their self sworn affidavits.  The details of these candidates are as follows:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
AHMEDABAD
NIKOL
IND
0
0
0
N
2
AHMEDABAD
NIKOL
IND
0
0
0
Y
3
AHMEDABAD
BAPUNAGAR
IND
0
0
0
Y
4
Patel Sunilbhai Mahendrabhai
ANAND
UMRETH
IND
0
0
0
N
 Table: Candidates who have declared zero assets

·         Low asset candidates: The details of three candidates with lowest assets (excluding candidates with zero asssets) are as follows:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
AHMEDABAD
SABARMATI
Democratic Bharatiya Samaj Party
700
0
700
7 Hund+
N
2
AHMEDABAD
VATVA
Prajatantra Aadhar Party
2,500
0
2,500
2 Thou+
Y
3
AHMEDABAD
NARANPURA
IND
5,000*
0
5,000
5 Thou+
N
 Table: Candidates with declared lowest assets
* On assets means candidates who have not provided the total in their affidavits, it has been calculated on the basis of details provided by them in the same

·         Candidates with high liabilities: 373(45%) out of 822 candidates have declared liabilities. The details of top three candidates with highest liabilities are given below:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Total Assets(Rs)
Liabilities (Rs)
PAN Given
1
VADODARA
VAGHODIA
IND
97,32,59,079
97 Crore+
34,38,73,465
34 Crore+
Y
2
AHMEDABAD
GHATLODIA
INC
54,11,77,513
54 Crore+
25,54,41,949
25 Crore+
Y
3
BANASKANTHA
DHANERA
BJP
74,58,80,450
74 Crore+
20,40,91,394
20 Crore+
Y
 Table: Top three candidates with high liabilities


·         Undeclared PAN:  A total of 109 (13%) candidates have not declared their PAN details.
·         Candidates with high income as declared in the ITR*: 5 candidates have declared total self- annual income of more than Rs 1 crore. The details of top 3  candidates are as given below:
S.No.
Name
Party Name
Constituency
District
Total Asset (Rs)
Self Source of Income
Spouse’s Source of Income
The financial year for which the last income tax return has been filed by candidate
Total income shown by candidate in ITR (Self+Spouse+Dependent) (Rs)
Self income shown by candidate in ITR (Rs)
1
BJP
SABARMATI
AHMEDABAD
2,29,31,410  2 Crore+
Firm Partner & Company Director
Firm Partner
2016-2017
13,18,93,977  13 Crore+
2,32,79,900  2 Crore+
2
IND
VAGHODIA
VADODARA
1,42,49,498  1 Crore+
Income From Farming, Rent, Interest From Bank
Salary
2016-2017
97,32,59,079  97 Crore+
1,52,78,913  1 Crore+
3
INC
VATVA
AHMEDABAD
1,50,30,964  1 Crore+
Partnership Firm
2016-2017
8,82,33,528  8 Crore+
1,50,30,964  1 Crore+
 Table: Top 3 candidates with high income as declared in ITR
*Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents
·         Sources of Income 66 (8%) out of 822 candidates have not declared their sources of income.
·         Candidates who have not declared Income Tax Details*: 415(50%) out of 822 candidates have not declared income tax details.
* Some candidates may be exempted from filing Income Tax Returns
·         Candidates with high Assets who have not declared Income Tax Details*: 24 candidates with assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore have not declared Income Tax details. The details of top three candidates with highest assets who have not declared their IT returns are as given below:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Total Income (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)


Self Source of Income

Spouse Source of Income

PAN Given
Self-Income
1
MAHESANA
KHERALU
INC
0
6,13,27,380 6 Crore+
Farmer Animal Care & LIC Agent
Housewife
Y
ITR not filed
2
SABARKANTHA
PRANTIJ
NCP
0
5,99,12,344 5 Crore+
Farmer & Broker
Housewife & Sarpanch
Y
ITR not filed
3
AHMEDABAD
ASARWA (SC)
INC
0
4,15,17,000 4 Crore+
Business
Social Worker (Corporator)
Y
ITR not filed
 Table: Top three candidates with highest assets who have not declared ITR details
* Some candidates may be exempted from filing Income Tax Returns
Other Background Details
·         Education details of candidates: 518 (63%) candidates have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th and 12thwhile 227 (28%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above43(5%) candidates have declared themselves to be just literates and 6 (1%) candidates are illiterate.  There are 8 (1%) candidates who have not declared their educational qualification.
·         Age details of candidates:
o   291(35%) candidates have declared their age to be between 25 to 40 years while 416 (51%) candidates have declared their age to be between 41 to 60 years.  There are 111(14%) candidates who have declared their age to be between 61 to 80 years.
o   It is to be noted that 2 candidates have declared their age below 25 years namely Patel Shaileshkumar Kashiram (IND) from Ghatlodia constituency has declared his age to be 18 years and Patani Maheshkumar Naranbhai (IND) from Palanpur constituency has declared his age to be 24 years.
o   Two oldest candidates are namely Amin Vinubhai Bahadurbhai (All India Hindustan Congress Party) from Dahegam constituency has declared his age to be 84 years and Thakor Karsanji Maganji (NCP) from Kalol constituency is 82 years old.
·         Gender details of candidates: 61 (7%) female candidates are contesting in the second phase of the Gujarat assembly election this year.

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