According to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), 29 out of the 30 Chief Ministers in India are crorepatis (millionaires), with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy being the wealthiest among them with a total asset of over ₹510 crore. The report also revealed that the average assets of CMs in India are ₹33.96 crore.
The ADR report analyzed the assets of all the current Chief Ministers in India, along with their self-income and liabilities. The second-richest CM is Pema Khandu from Arunachal Pradesh, with a total asset of over ₹163 crore and zero liabilities. Odisha's Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik comes in third with assets worth over ₹63 crore.
However, the report also revealed that 13 out of the 30 CMs have declared serious criminal cases against them, including murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, and criminal intimidation. This is concerning and raises questions about the ethical and moral values of some of the leaders in India.
Interestingly, the report also highlighted the three Chief Ministers with the lowest declared assets. They are West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee, Kerala's Pinarayi Vijayan, and Haryana's Manohar Lal Khattar, with declared assets of over ₹15 lakh, over ₹1 crore, and over ₹1 crore, respectively.
The report shows that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal both have assets worth over ₹3 crore. Jagan Mohan Reddy has a self-income of over ₹50 crore, while Pema Khandu has zero liabilities and self-income. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has a self-income of over ₹2 lakh.
The ADR report brings to light the significant wealth of Chief Ministers in India, with many of them having assets worth crores of rupees. It also highlights the importance of transparency and accountability in politics, especially when it comes to the assets and income of elected officials.
It is essential for political leaders to be honest and transparent about their assets and income to maintain the trust of the public. The ADR report is a step towards ensuring transparency in the Indian political system and creating awareness among citizens about the financial status of their elected leaders.
In conclusion, the ADR report shows that the majority of Chief Ministers in India are millionaires, with Jagan Mohan Reddy being the wealthiest among them. The report highlights the importance of transparency and accountability in politics and raises concerns about the ethical and moral values of some of the leaders in India. It is crucial for citizens to be aware of the financial status of their elected representatives and to demand transparency and accountability from them.