According to an analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party leader N. Chandrababu Naidu with Rs 177 crore is the richest Chief Minister of India, whereas with mere Rs 26 lakh assets CPI (M) leader and Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar is the ‘poorest’ Chief Minister.
- As per the analysis, out of 31 incumbent Chief Ministers, 35%, or 11 of the 31 CMs, have criminal charges against them. Maharashtra Chief Minister have reported about the 22 cases pending against him, followed by Kerala Chief Minister with 11 cases pending against him.
- Twenty six per cent Chief Ministers have declared serious criminal cases, including related to murder, attempt to murder, cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property and criminal intimidation, among others.
- As far as educational qualifications are concerned, 10% of the 31 CMs are 12th pass, 39% graduate, 32% graduate professional, 16% postgraduate and 3% doctorate.
- In 2002, the Supreme Court of India had made it mandatory for candidates to submit details of their assets and criminal cases.
Assets declared by Chief Ministers
The Richest three
- Chandrababu Naidu (Andhra CM): Rs 177 crore
- Prema Khandu (Arunachal pradesh Cm): Rs 129 crore
- Amrinder Singh (Punjab CM): Rs 48 crore
The Poorest three
- Manik Sarkar (Tripura CM): Rs 26 lakh
- Mamata Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal CM): RS 30 lakh
- Mehbooba Mufti (Jammu and Kashmir CM): Rs 55 lakh.