Press Release: Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other details of New Ministers in the Bihar Assembly 2020 Post Cabinet Reconstitution on 16th August 2022

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Press Release

Date: August 17, 2022

Dear Friends,

Consequent to the reconstitution of the Bihar state cabinet on 16 August 2022, Association for Democratic Reforms and Bihar Election Watch have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 32 out of 33 Ministers including Chief Minister from Bihar State Assembly 2020. A nominated minister namely Ashok Chaudhary of JD(U) is not required to submit his affidavit, hence his information on criminal, financial and other details are not available in the public domain.


For the complete reports in Hindi and English, please go to: https://adrindia.org/content/analysis-criminal-background-financial-education-gender-and-other-details-ministers-bihar-3


Summary and Highlights


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Criminal Background
  • Ministers with Criminal Cases: 23(72%) ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • Ministers with Serious Criminal Cases: 17 (53%) ministers have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

Party Name

Total number of Ministers analyzed

Ministers with declared Criminal Cases

% of Ministers with declared criminal cases

Ministers with declared serious criminal cases

% of Ministers with declared serious criminal cases

RJD

17

15

88%

11

65%

JD(U)

11

4

36%

3

27%

INC

2

2

100%

1

50%

Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular)

1

1

100%

1

100%

Independent

1

1

100%

1

100%

Total

32

23

72%

17

53%


Financial Background

  • Crorepati Ministers: Out of the 32 ministers, 27 (84%) ministers are crorepatis.

Party Name

Number of Ministers Analyzed

No of Crorepatis Ministers

Percentage of Crorepati Ministers

RJD

17

16

94%

JD(U)

11

9

82%

INC

2

0

0%

Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular)

1

1

100%

Independent

1

1

100%

Total

32

27

84%

 

  • Average Assets: The average assets of 32 ministers analysed is Rs 5.82 crores.

Party Name

Number of Ministers Analyzed

Average Assets (Rs)

RJD

17

Rs 7,59,54,426
~ 2 Crore+

JD(U)

11

Rs 4,55,27,053
~ 2 Crore+

INC

2

Rs 53,79,870
~ 58 lakhs+

Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular)

1

Rs 2,57,46,848
~ 2 Crore+

Independent

1

Rs 3,68,09,526
~ 2 Crore+

All Parties

32

Rs 5,82,91,842
5 Crore+


  • Minister with Highest Assets: The minister with the highest declared total assets is Samir Kumar Mahaseth from Madhubani constituency with assets worth Rs. 24.45 crores.
  • Minister with Lowest Assets: The minister with the lowest declared total assets is Murari Prasad Gautam from Chenari (SC) constituency with assets worth Rs. 17.66 lakhs.
  • Liabilities: A total of 23(72%) ministers have declared liabilities out of which the minister with the highest liabilities is Lalit Kumar Yadav of Darbhanga Rural constituency with Rs. 2.35 crores of liabilities.

Other Background details (Education, Gender, Age)

  • Ministers’ Education:  8 (25%) ministers have declared their educational qualification to be between 8th and 12th standard while 24 (75%) ministers have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above.
  • Ministers’ Age:  A total of 17(53%) ministers have declared their age to be between 30-50 years while 15(47%) ministers have declared their age to be between 51- 75 years.
  • Women Ministers: Out of 32 Ministers, 3 (9%) Ministers are women.

Contact Details

Bihar Election Watch

 

Mr. Rajiv Kumar

State Co-ordinator

+91 96319 76889

rajivkum...@rediffmail.com

 

 

Association for Democratic Reforms/National Election Watch

 

Media and Journalist Helpline

 

+91 80103 94248

Email: a...@adrindia.org

Maj.Gen. Anil Verma (Retd)

Head

Association for Democratic Reforms,

National Election Watch

011 4165 4200,

+91 88264 79910

a...@adrIndia.org,

anil...@adrindia.org

Prof Jagdeep Chhokar

IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)

Founder Member,

Association for Democratic Reforms,

National Election Watch

jchh...@gmail.com

Prof Trilochan Sastry

IIM Bangalore

Founder Member,

Association for Democratic Reforms,

National Election Watch

+91 94483 53285

tsa...@gmail.com



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