Finally the divided state of Andhra has a dubious distinction – it has the richest Chief Minister in the country: Chandrababu Naidu . According to the report brought out by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch(NEW), Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu is the richest chief minister with declared assets worth over Rs 177 crore, followed by Arunanchal Pradesh’s Pema Khandu (over Rs 129 crore) and Amarinder Singh of Punjab (over Rs 48 crore).
Crorepatis and accused criminals
Around 35% chief ministers in India have criminal cases against them-Out of the 31 chief ministers analysed from state assemblies and Union territories, 11 have declared criminal cases against themselves,” the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report noted.
81% of the chief ministers ( 25 CMs out of 31) are crorepatis, with two of them having assets to the tune of over Rs 100 crore. The average assets of CMs are worth Rs 16.18 crore).
The poor Chief ministers – Manik Sarkar & Mamata Banerjee
The CM with the lowest declared asset is Tripura’s Manik Sarkar with total assets worth Rs 26 lakh, followed by West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee (over Rs 30 lakh) and Jammu and Kashmir’s Mehbooba Mufti (Rs 55 lakh).