6 out of 15 ministers sworn-in in Bihar have serious criminal cases against them: ADR report
8 (57%) ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves while 6 (43%) ministers have declared serious criminal cases against themselves, says the report
Bihar Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 14 out of 15 Ministers including Chief Minister from Bihar State Assembly 2020.
Here are the details of their criminal background, financial background and other details:
Ministers with criminal cases: 8 (57%) ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves.
Ministers with serious criminal cases: 6 (43%) ministers have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.
Crorepati ministers: Out of the 14 ministers analysed, 13 (93%) are crorepatis.
Average assets: The average assets of 14 ministers analysed is Rs 3.93 crores.
Minister with highest assets: The minister with the highest declared total assets is Mewa Lal Choudhary from Tarapur constituency with assets worth Rs. 12.31 crores.
Minister with lowest assets: The minister with the lowest declared total assets is Ashok Chaudhary ex member of Bihar Legislative Council with assets worth Rs. 72.89 lakhs.
Liabilities: A total of 8 ministers have declared liabilities out of which the minister with the highest liabilities is Mukesh Sahani of Simri Bakhtiarpur constituency with Rs. 1.54 crores of liabilities.
Other Background details (Education, Gender, Age):
Ministers’ Education: 4 (29%) ministers have declared their educational qualification to be between 8th and 12th standard while 10 (71%) ministers have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above.
Ministers’ Age: A total of 6(43%) ministers have declared their age to be between 41-50 years while 8(57%) ministers have declared their age to be between 51- 75 years.
Women Ministers: Out of 14 ministers, 2 are women.