Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu turned out to be the richest CM with assets worth Rs 177 crore, while Tripura's Manik Sarkar was revealed to be the poorest CM with Rs 27 lakh assets, in an analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
According to the ADR, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh are the second and third richest CMs, with assets worth Rs 129 crore and Rs 48 crore respectively.
The second 'poorest’ is Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, with assets worth Rs 30 lakh.
People’s Democratic Party leader and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was also among the three CMs with the least assets, valued at Rs 55 lakh.
The ADR report also looks into their educational qualification and revealed that 10 per cent of 31 chief ministers are 12th pass, while 39 per cent are graduates, 32 per cent graduate professional, 16 per cent post graduate and 3 per cent doctorate. Sikkim CM PK Chamling holds a doctorate degree.
35 per cent of Indian CMs have criminal cases registered against them, according to the report. "Out of the all 31 chief ministers analysed from state assemblies and Union territories, 11 (35 per cent) chief ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves," the report mentioned.
26 per cent CMs have declared serious criminal cases, including related to murder, attempt to murder, cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property, criminal intimidation, among others. Topping that list is Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis with 22 cases. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan is on the second spot with 11 criminal cases, followed by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
The report also stated that 20 CMs have clean records.