Power to poverty: These ex-MLAs in Gujarat have seen it all

The image of an MLA that conjures up in one’s mind is that of an influential person swanning around in chauffeur-driven cars, drawing more than Rs 1 lakh in monthly salary and allowances, and has a dedicated staff at his beck and call. While it would sound improbable that a person who has been an MLA could be poor, there are at least a couple of former MLAs who have been living in abject penury.​