Press Release: Union Council of Ministers: Analysis of Criminal, Financial, and Other background details

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Press Release
Date: June 11, 2024
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Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 71 ministers out of 72 Ministers including Prime Minister from Lok Sabha Elections 2024 and current Rajya Sabha. The details of George Kurien were not analysed as he is not currently a member of either house and he has not contested the Lok Sabha Election. 


Summary and Highlights

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 Criminal Background   

  • Ministers with Criminal Cases: Out of the 71 Ministers analysed, 28 (39%) Ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • Ministers with Serious Criminal Cases: 19 (27%) Ministers have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women etc.
  • Ministers with cases related to Attempt to Murder: 2 Ministers have declared cases related to attempt to murder (IPC Section 307) against themselves. The details of these ministers are given below:

S.No.

Name

State

Constituency

Party

 Total Cases

Serious IPC

1

Shantanu Thakur

West Bengal

Bangaon (SC)

BJP

23

37

2

Sukanta Majumdar

West Bengal

Balurghat

BJP

16

30

Table: Ministers with declared cases related to attempt to murder

  • Ministers with cases related to Crime against Women: 5 Ministers have declared cases related to crime against women. The details of these ministers are given below:

S.No.

Name

State

Constituency

Party

 Total Cases

Serious IPC

1

Bandi Sanjay Kumar

Telangana

Karimnagar

BJP

42

30

2

Shantanu Thakur

West Bengal

Bangaon (SC)

BJP

23

37

3

Sukanta Majumdar

West Bengal

Balurghat

BJP

16

30

4

Suresh Gopi

Kerala

Thrissur

BJP

4

2

5

Jual Oram

Odisha

Sundargarh (ST)

BJP

3

0

Table: Ministers with declared cases related to crime against women

  • Ministers with cases related to Hate Speech: 8 Ministers have declared cases related to hate speech against themselves. The details of these ministers are given below:

S.No.

Name

State

Constituency

Party

 Total Cases

Serious IPC

1

Bandi Sanjay Kumar

Telangana

Karimnagar

BJP

42

30

2

Shantanu Thakur

West Bengal

Bangaon (SC)

BJP

23

37

3

Sukanta Majumdar

West Bengal

Balurghat

BJP

16

30

4

Shobha Karandlaje

Karnataka

Bangalore North

BJP

5

4

5

Dharmendra Pradhan

Odisha

Sambalpur

BJP

5

3

6

Giriraj Singh

Bihar

Begusarai

BJP

3

9

7

Nityanand Rai

Bihar

Ujiarpur

BJP

3

4

8

Amit Shah

Gujarat

Gandhinagar

BJP

3

3

Table: Ministers with declared cases related to hate speechS

Financial Background

  • Crorepati Ministers: Out of the 71 Ministers analysed, 70 (99%) are crorepatis.
  • Average Assets: The average assets of 71 ministers analysed is Rs 107.94 crores.
  • High Assets Ministers: 6 Ministers have declared more than Rs.100 crores worth of assets. These ministers are as follows:

S.No.

Name

State

Constituency

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Dr Chandra Sekhar Pemmasani

Andhra Pradesh

Guntur

TDP

55,98,64,80,786

1,06,82,46,752

57,05,47,27,538
 5705 Crore+

Y

2

Jyotiraditya M. Scindia

Madhya Pradesh

Guna

BJP

62,57,63,478

3,62,17,30,600

4,24,74,94,078
 424 Crore+

Y

3

H.D. Kumaraswamy

Karnataka

Mandya

Janata Dal (Secular)

1,02,23,96,659

1,14,99,32,130

2,17,23,28,789
 217 Crore+

Y

4

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Odisha

Rajya Sabha Member

BJP

1,42,40,01,998

1,72,00,000

1,44,12,01,998
 144 Crore+

Y

5

Rao Inderjit Singh

Haryana

Gurgaon

BJP

39,31,12,901

82,23,09,967

1,21,54,22,868
 121 Crore+

Y

6

Piyush Goyal

Maharashtra

Mumbai North

BJP

89,86,56,447

21,08,58,000

1,10,95,14,447
 110 Crore+

Y

Table: Ministers with highest declared assets

*Total assets include assets of self, spouse and dependents.           

  • Ministers with High Liabilities: 55 Ministers have declared liabilities. The top three ministers with highest liabilities are as given below;

S.No.

Name

State

Constituency

Party Name

Total Assets (Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Dr Chandra Sekhar Pemmas

Andhra Pradesh

Guntur

TDP

57,05,47,27,538
 5705 Crore+

10,38,00,00,000
 1038 Crore+

Y

2

H.D. Kumaraswamy

Karnataka

Mandya

Janata Dal (Secular)

2,17,23,28,789
 217 Crore+

82,18,06,608
 82 Crore+

Y

3

V. Somanna

Karnataka

Tumkur

BJP

60,78,05,215
 60 Crore+

22,63,00,461
 22 Crore+

Y

Table: Top three ministers with high liabilities


Other Background Details

  • Education Details of Ministers: 11(15%) Ministers have declared their educational qualification to be 12th standard while 57(80%) Ministers have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above. There are 3 ministers who are Diploma holders.

Education Group

Number of Ministers Analyzed

12th

11

Graduate

14

Graduate Professional

10

Post Graduate

26

Doctorate

7

Diploma

3

Total

71

Table: Analysis of ministers on the basis of education 

  • Age Details of Ministers:17(24%) Ministers have declared their age to be between 31 to 50 years while 47(66%) Ministers have declared their age to be between 51 to 70 years. There are 7 (10%) ministers who have declared their age to be between 71 to 80 years.

Age Group

Number of Ministers Analyzed

31-40

2

41-50

15

51-60

22

61-70

25

71-80

7

Total

71

Table: Analysis of ministers on the basis of age groups

  • Gender Details of Ministers: There are 7 (10%) Women Ministers out of a total of 71 Ministers analyzed. 


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