After examining the self-sworn poll affidavits of the chief ministers of the states and union territories, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) published a research revealing that 29 of the 30 chief ministers are crorepatis. For each CM, the average asset is Rs 33.96 crore.
Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy has taken the top rank among the 30 chief ministers whose self-sworn electoral affidavits were used to examine them, with assets of more than Rs 510 crore. Pema Khandu, the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, came in far second with assets of more than Rs 163 crore, while Naveen Patnaik, the chief minister of Orissa, came in far last with assets of more than Rs 63 crore.
.Mamta Banerjee of Bengal, who has assets of only Rs 15 lakh, is the least wealthy Chief Minister, followed by Pinarayi Vijayan of Kerala, who has assets of at least Rs 1 crore, and the Chief Minister of Haryana, who has assets of just Rs 1 crore, which is slightly less than Vijayan’s.
According to the ADR report, 13 out of 43 chief ministers have self-declared criminal proceedings against them. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has 64 criminal complaints against him that he has self-declared, 37 of them are “serious IPC” offences.
M K Stalin, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, is facing 47 criminal charges, of which 10 are “serious IPC cases,” while Yeduguri Sandinti Jagan Mohan Reddy, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, is defending himself against 38 criminal charges, of which 35 are “serious IPC cases.”
On the education front, one of the 30 chief ministers have passed class X, while 11 are graduates and 9 are postgraduates. One CM has a PhD degree as well.