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

6 out of 15 ministers sworn-in in Bihar have serious criminal cases against them: ADR report
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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:

Criminal Background:

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.

6 out of 15 ministers sworn-in in Bihar have serious criminal cases against them: ADR report

Financial Background:

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.

6 out of 15 ministers sworn-in in Bihar have serious criminal cases against them: ADR report

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.

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