The Economic Times

MUMBAI: Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati is the richest sitting chief minister going for polls in February this year. As per details collated by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) from affidavits submitted before the Election Commission, Mayawati has asset worth Rs 87.27 crore.

Of total assets, Mayawati has over Rs 74 crore worth of immovable property - mainly real estate.

Punjab CM and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Prakash Singh Badal has reported asset worth Rs 9.2 crore while Goa CM and Congress leader Digambar Kamat listed personal assets worth Rs 3.23 crore before the Election Commission. Among chief ministers contesting polls, Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh has the least sum of assets to declare at 6.09 lakh, as per ADR.

A total of 41 ministers, out of 100 election affidavits analysed, are crorepatis. Punjab has the highest number of 'crorepati ministers' (about 83% of sitting ministers) followed by Goa and Uttar Pradesh with 67% and 37% respectively.

In terms of pending criminal cases against ministers, 17 ministers (out of 100 affidavits analyzed) have declared serious IPC charges like murder and attempt to murder pending against them. Uttar Pradesh has the maximum percentage of ministers (46%) with pending criminal cases. Out of these, 30% ministers have serious criminal cases pending against them.

In terms of Assembly participation, highest average attendance of MLAs is in the Uttarakhand Assembly (91%) followed by Punjab (71%) and Manipur (65%). Uttar Pradesh MLAs have least average attendance at 20%.



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