Andhra Pradesh’s Chief Minister, Nara Chandrababu Naidu is the wealthiest Chief Minister in the country according to the reports of Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) & National Election Watch (NEW) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of current Chief Ministers in State Assemblies and Union Territories across the nation.

These are the latest affidavits which were filed by them prior to contesting the elections to the State Assemblies/Union Territories. Out of the all 31 Chief Ministers analysed from State Assemblies and Union Territories 11 (35%) Chief Ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves. 26 percent of all, i.e., 8 Chief Ministers have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property, criminal intimidation etc.

Interestingly, as many as 25 chief ministers, or 81 percent, are crorepatis, with two of them having assets to the tune of over Rs 100 crore. The average assets of chief ministers are worth Rs 16.18 crore. According to the report, Andhra Pradesh’s Chandra Babu Naidu has emerged as the wealthiest chief minister with declared assets worth over Rs 177 crore, followed by Arunachal Pradesh’s Pema Khandu (over Rs 129 crore) and Amarinder Singh of Punjab (over Rs 48 crore).


He is followed by Arunachal Pradesh CM Prema Khandu (Rs 129 crore), Punjab CM Amrinder Singh (Rs 48 crore), Telangana CM KC Rao (Rs 15 crore), Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma (Rs 14 crore) and Karnataka CM Siddharamaih (Rs 13 crore).

The chief minister with the lowest declared asset is Tripura’s Manik Sarkar with assets worth Rs 27 lakh, followed by West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee (over Rs 30 lakh) and Jammu and Kashmir’s Mehbooba Mufti (Rs 56 lakh). In terms of educational qualification, 10 percent of 31 chief ministers are 12th pass, 39 percent graduate, 32 percent graduate professional, 16 percent post graduate and 3 percent doctorate.

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