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The Gujarat Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 20 ministers including the CM and published a report terming total 18 in the new lot as crorepatis (millionaire).

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani takes oath. Photo:@vijayrupanibjp

HIGHLIGHTS

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    19 ministers are crorepatis out of 20 who took oath today
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    Average assets of 20 ministers is estimated to be Rs 13.34 crores
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    Vibhavari Dave is the lone woman minister in Rupani Cabinet

After BJP managed to somehow save what is famously known as Modi's bastion- Gujarat in the recently concluded Assembly election, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani along with 19 other ministers took oath today.

Soon, after the Gujarat Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 20 ministers including the CM and published a report terming total 18 in the new lot as crorepatis (millionaire).

According to the report, the average assets of 20 ministers is estimated to be Rs 13.34 crores.

The minister with the highest declared assets is Saurabh Yashvantbhai Dalal Patel from Botad constituency with assets worth Rs.123.78 crores. He is followed by Parsotambhai Odhavjibhai Solanki from Bhavnagar Rural constituency with Rs 45 crores while Jayeshbhai Vitthalbhai Radadiya from Jetpur constituency with Rs 28 crores is the third richest minister.

On the education front, there is a mixed bag of ministers.

A total of 9 (45 per cent) ministers have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th-12th pass while 10 (50 per cent) are graduates or have higher degrees and one minister has declared his education as 'diploma in electrical engineering'.

Out of these one has received education only up to primary level while two have passed the middle school.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has expressed faith in senior MLAs with most above 51 years of age. A total of 3 (15 per cent) ministers have declared their age to be between 31-50 years while 17 (85 per cent) ministers have declared their age to be between 51-70 years. Out of the 20, Vibhavari Dave is the lone woman minister.

 
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