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Professional and Financial Background of Chief Ministers in India

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The following information is presented on the Professional and financial background of Chief Ministers in India:

Financial Background:

  • The average assets per Chief Minister from State Assemblies and Union Territories is Rs. 33.96 crores.
  • 29 (97%) of the 30 Chief Ministers analyzed are crorepatis.
  • The top 3 Chief Ministers with the highest assets are: Yeduguri Sandinti Jagan Mohan Reddy from Andhra Pradesh (Rs. 510 crores+), Pema Khandu from Arunachal Pradesh (Rs. 163 crores+), and Naveen Patnaik from Odisha (Rs. 63 crores+).
  • The details of the 3 Chief Ministers with the lowest assets are: Mamata Banerjee from West Bengal (Rs. 15 lacs+), Pinarayi Vijayan from Kerala (Rs. 1 crore+), and Manohar Lal from Haryana (Rs. 1 crore+).
  • 9 Chief Ministers have declared liabilities of Rs. 1 crore and above.
  • The share of wealth among Chief Ministers from current state assemblies and union territories is as follows: 3 Chief Ministers (10%) have assets worth Rs. 50 crores and above, 8 (27%) have assets worth Rs. 10 crores to Rs. 50 crores, 18 (60%) have assets worth Rs. 1 crore to Rs. 10 crores, and 1 (3%) has assets worth less than Rs. 1 crore.

Some Key Points from ADR Report

  1. Gender diversity is poor among Chief Ministers as only one out of 30 (3%) Chief Ministers is a woman.
  2. Most Chief Ministers (37%) have a graduate degree, while the second most common education group is post-graduate (30%). Only one Chief Minister has a Doctorate degree.
  3. The majority of Chief Ministers fall in the age group of 51-70 years, with 9 Chief Ministers in each of these groups. Only one Chief Minister falls in the age group of 31-40 years.
  4. Yeduguri Sandinti Jagan Mohan Reddy from Andhra Pradesh is the richest Chief Minister with total assets worth Rs. 510 Crore+. The second richest Chief Minister is Pema Khandu from Arunachal Pradesh with assets worth Rs. 163 Crore+. Naveen Patnaik from Odisha is the oldest Chief Minister with an age of 72 years. Conrad Kongkal Sangma from Meghalaya is the youngest Chief Minister with an age of 44 years.
  5. In terms of education and profession, most Chief Ministers have a background in politics and public service. However, Manik Saha from Tripura is a professor of a medical college, and N. Rangasamy from Puducherry is a politician by profession.

It is important to note that the data provided should be taken with caution.

S.No.Chief MinistersStatePolitical PartyAssets
1.Jagan Mohan ReddyAndhra PradeshYSRCPRs 510 crore+
2.Prema KhanduArunachal PradeshBJPRs 163 crore+
3.Naveen PatnaikOdishaBJDRs 63 crore+
4.Neiphiu RioNagalandNDPPRs 46 crore+
5.N RangaswamyPuducherryAll India N.R. CongressRs 38 crore+
6.K Chandrashekhar RaoTelanganaTRSRs 23 crore+
7.Bhupesh BaghelChhattisgarhINCRs 23 crore+
8.Himanta Biswa SharmaAssamBJPRs 17 crore+
9.Conrad SangmaMeghalayaNPPRs 14 crore+
10.Manik SahaTripuraBJPRs 13 crore+
11.Eknath ShindeMaharashtraSHSRs 11 crore+
12.Pramod SawantGoaBJPRs 9 crore+
13.Basavraj BommaiKarnatakaBJPRs 8 crore+
14.M K StalinTamil NaduDMKRs 8 crore+
15.Hemant SorenJharkhandJMMRs 8 crore+
16.Bhupendra PatelGujaratBJPRs 8 crore+
17.Sukhvinder SinghHimachal PradeshINCRs 7 crore+
18.Shivraj Singh ChouhanMadhya PradeshBJPRs 7 crore+
19.Ashok GehlotRajasthanINCRs 6 crore+
20.Pushkar Singh DhamiUttarakhandBJPRs 4 crore+
21.Prem Singh TamangSikkimSikkim Krantikari MorchaRs 3 crore+
22.ZoramthangaMizoramMNFRs 3 crore+
23.Arvind KejriwalDelhiAAPRs 3 crore+
24.Nitish KumarBiharJD(U)Rs 3 crore+
25.Bhagwant MannPunjabAAPRs 1 crore+
26Yogi AdityanathUttar PradeshBJPRs 1 crore+
27N Biren SinghManipurBJPRs 1 crore+
28Manohar Lal KhattarHaryanaBJPRs 1 crore+
29Pinarayi VijayanKeralaCPI(M)Rs 1 crore+
30Mamata BanerjeeWest BengalAITCRs 15 lacs+

Criminal Background:

  • Out of 30 Chief Ministers analyzed from State Assemblies and Union Territories, 13 (43%) have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • 13 (43%) Chief Ministers have declared serious criminal cases including murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, criminal intimidation, etc.

** Report was made with the Reference of the ADR Report Published on their Official Website

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