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Posted at: Feb 13, 2018, 1:51 AM; last updated: Feb 13, 2018, 1:05 PM (IST)

81% CMs in country are crorepatis: ADR

81% CMs in country are crorepatis: ADR

New Delhi, February 12

In India, around 35 per cent chief ministers have criminal cases against them and 81 per cent of the total are crorepatis, according to an ADR report released today.

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of current chief ministers (CMs) in state assemblies and UTs across the nation.

“Out of the all 31 CMs, 11 (35 per cent) have declared criminal cases against themselves,” the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report noted.

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Further, 26 per cent CMs have declared serious criminal cases, including related to murder, attempt to murder, cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property, criminal intimidation, among others.

Interestingly, as many as 25 CMs, or 81 per cent, are crorepatis, with two of them having assets to the tune of over Rs 100 crore. The average assets of CMs are worth Rs 16.18 crore.

According to the report, Andhra Pradesh’s Chandra Babu Naidu has emerged as the wealthiest CM with declared assets worth over Rs 177 crore, followed by Arunanchal Pradesh’s Pema Khandu (over Rs 129 crore) and Capt Amarinder Singh of Punjab (over Rs 48 crore). The CM with the lowest declared asset is Tripura's Manik Sarkar with assets worth Rs 27 lakh, followed by West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee (over Rs 30 lakh) and Jammu and Kashmir’s Mehbooba Mufti (Rs 56 lakh).

In terms of educational qualification, 10 per cent of 31 chief ministers are 12th pass, 39 per cent graduate, 32 per cent graduate professional, 16 per cent post- graduate and 3 per cent doctorate. PTI

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