Vicky Nanjappa

Out of the nine ministers in Karnataka, whose affidavits have been analysed, all have pending criminal cases against them. This includes the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah.

A report by the Association for Democratic Reforms says that out of the nine ministers who have declared pending criminal cases against them, 4 have serious cases pending. The report however noted that minister K J George was not analysed due to the unavailability of his clear and complete affidavits on the ECI website at the time of making this report.

Out of the 9 ministers analysed, all 9 ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves. 4 ministers have declared serious criminal cases against themselves, the report added.

Financial background:

  • Out of the 9 ministers analysed, all 9 are crorepatis.The average assets of 9 ministers analysed is Rs 229.27 crore, the report said.
  • The minister with the highest declared total assets is D K Shivakumar from Kanakapura constituency with assets worth Rs. 1413.80 crore.
  • The minister with the lowest declared total assets is Priyank Kharge from Chittapur (SC) constituency with assets worth Rs. 16.83 crore, the report added.
  • All 9 ministers have declared liabilities out of which the minister with the highest liabilities is D K Shivakumar of Kanakapura constituency with Rs. 265.06 crore of liabilities.

Other details:

  • 56 per cent ministers have declared their age to be between 41 and 60 years while 4 ministers have declared their age to be between 61 and 80 years.
  • Out of 9 ministers, none are women, the report also said.
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