As far as financial condition of 45 ministers is concerned, 39 of them are crorepatis and the average asset of 45 ministers analysed is Rs nine crore, said the ADR.
New Delhi: The newly-formed council of ministers of the Uttar Pradesh government has at least 22 of the 53 ministers who have criminal cases filed against them, said the Association of Democratic Research (ADR) in a report on Saturday. The report also said that as many as 20 ministers have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.
ADR said that it has analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 45 ministers (affidavits of a few of them were not available) out of the 53, including that of the Chief Minister.
Two MLCs who were sworn-in as ministers — Sanjay Nishad and Jitin Prasada — were not analysed due to the unavailability of their affidavits on the CEO website at the time of making this report and the details of JPS Rathore, Narendra Kashyap, Dinesh Pratap Singh, Dayashankar Mishra Dayalu, Jaswant Saini and Danish Azad Ansari were not analysed as currently they are not members of either the House, state Assembly or legislative council.
As far as the financial condition of the 45 ministers is concerned, 39 of them are crorepatis and the average asset of the 45 ministers analysed is Rs nine crore, said the ADR.
It further said that the minister with the highest declared total assets is Mayankeshwar Sharan Singh from the Tiloi constituency with assets worth Rs 58.07 crore and the minister with the lowest-declared total asset is Dharamveer Singh, an MLC member from the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council with assets worth Rs 42.91 lakh.
The ADR has also analysed that a total of 27 ministers have declared liabilities out of which, the minister with the highest liability is Rakesh Sachan of the Bhognipur constituency with Rs 8.17 crore of liabilities.
It also stated that nine ministers have declared their educational qualifications to be between the 8th and 12th standards while 36 ministers have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above. A total of 20 ministers have declared their ages to be between 30 and 50 years while 25 ministers have declared their ages to be between 51 and 70 years.
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