Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mayawati richest chief minister of India

 BSP supremo Mayawati represents a different sort of rag to riches story as she has been crowned as the richest chief minister in India in the election season. In fact, her total assets are more than other CMs in the top 10 list.

Her total declared assets are worth Rs 87.27 crore, most of which, she claims, had been donated by her followers. The declared total assets of nine other chief ministers in the list have is Rs 79.5 crore, according to data released by NGO Association for Democratic Reforms.

Among them, Tamil Nadu chief minister and former cine star Jayalalithaa account for Rs 51 crore, thus earning the distinction of being the second richest chief minister in India. She claims her assets have not increased in the last five years.
Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Reddy are poor third and fourth with assets of Rs 9 and Rs 8.1 crore respectively. However, Badal’s predecessor from Congress Amarinder Singh had assets worth Rs 38 crore.
None of the other chief ministers on the list have assets more than Rs five crore. Orissa chief minister has asserts of Rs 4.7 crore followed by Haryana CM Bupinder Singh Hooda having assets amounting to Rs 3.74 crore. Omar Abdullah has assets worth Rs two crore, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi worth Rs 1.78 crore and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit worth Rs 1.9 crore.
Among the chief ministers of five states going to polls, the poorest is Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh, who has assets of Rs six lakh only.
For Mayawati, the high value of the assets is primarily because she owns most of them in Delhi, her birth place. She has a commercial center in Okhla, south Delhi, and plots worth Rs 54 crore in Capital’s posh Sardar Patel Marg. She also owns jewellery worth Rs 90 lakh.
Legislators of Uttar Pradesh are, however, not so rich as compared to other states. Only 32% of UP MLAs are crorepatis are compared to 67% in Punjab, 55% in Goa and 40% in Delhi.
But, the UP legislators are much ahead when it comes to criminal record. Over 35% MLAs have criminal record --- highest among five election bound states and top rung in India.

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