Bengaluru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stands 6th in the list of richest chief ministers of the country, as per a report released by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) on February 12.
According to the report, as many as 25 chief ministers, out of the 31 are crorepatis. Andhra Pradesh's Chandrababu Naidu is the richest with assets worth over Rs 177 Crore followed by Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu with assets worth over Rs 129 Crore. Siddaramaiah's assets are valued at Rs 13.61 Crore. Tripura CM Manik Sarkar is the poorest with Rs 26 Lakh.
The report has given a clean chit to Siddaramaiah who has no criminal charges against him. Eight chief ministers including Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar, who is considered to be one of the cleanest chief ministers are facing serious charges of murder, attempt to murder etc. Nitish was identified as an accused in a murder that took place in Bihar's Rowley village in 1991 but no charge sheet has been submitted till date.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal too has ten cases against him. Of these, four charges are of serious nature, including preventing a government official from delivering his duty. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis is facing the most number of cases, i.e., 22 including three serious charges. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has 11 allegations against him.
Further, the ADR reports also highlights the skewed gender ratio of those heading the state. Out of 31 CMs, only three are women-Vasundhara Raje Scindia in Rajasthan, Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu and Kashmir and Mamta Banerjee in West Bengal.
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