The Assam Kaziranga University

A recent report from the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has found that out of the 30 current Chief Ministers (CMs) of the Indian states, 29 are crorepatis (individuals with assets worth over 1 crore rupees) and only one is a lakhpati (individuals with assets worth over 1 lakh rupees).

The ADR analyzed the poll affidavits of these CMs and discovered that Jagan Mohan Reddy, the CM of Andhra Pradesh, is the wealthiest CM in the country, with assets totaling ₹510 crores. Pema Khandu, the CM of Arunachal Pradesh, and Naveen Patnaik, the CM of Odisha, are in second and third place respectively, with assets worth ₹163 crores and ₹63 crores.

Himanta Biswa Sarma, the CM of Assam, is in the eighth position with assets worth ₹17 crores. The report added that both Nitish Kumar, the CM of Bihar, and Arvind Kejriwal, the CM of Delhi, own assets worth over ₹3 crores.

The ADR report further reveals that 97% of the 30 CMs analyzed are crorepatis, with an average asset value of ₹34 crores for each CM. The only exception to this is Mamata Banerjee, the CM of West Bengal, who has assets worth only ₹15 lakhs.

The report also shows that 13 of the CMs (43%) have declared serious criminal cases, including those related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, and criminal intimidation.

The Assam Kaziranga University