Tuesday, January 10, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Mayawati's assets: Highest at Rs.87 crore



Mayawati's assets: Highest at Rs.87 crore

January 10, 2012

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati tops the list of chief ministers
in the five election-bound states with maximum assets worth Rs.87
crore and 46 per cent of her ministers have criminal cases pending
against them, according to data released Tuesday by an NGO and a
non-political organisation.

"RTI responses from five states showed Mayawati has the highest assets
at Rs.87 crore," said the data.

"Chief Minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh has the lowest assets at
just Rs.6 lakh."

Around one-third of a total of 100 ministers in the five states of
Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur have self-declared
pending criminal charges, showed the data.

NGO National Election Watch and non-political organisation Association
for Democratic Reforms (ADR) released the data on the basis of a study
linked to RTI responses by state governments.

Punjab's Parkash Singh Badal is the only chief minister who has got a
criminal case, related to cheating and forgery, against him, said the
study. He has assets worth Rs.9 crore, according to the study.

In comparison, Uttarakhand Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri has assets
worth Rs.1.69 crore and his Goa counterpart Digambar Kamat has assets
worth Rs.3.2 crore.

All five chief ministers are graduates. Khanduri is a post-graduate.

According to the report, Uttar Pradesh has the maximum percentage of
ministers (46 per cent) with pending criminal cases.

Of these, 30 per cent ministers have serious criminal cases like
murder and attempt to murder against them.

Punjab has 39 percent ministers with pending criminal cases followed
by 33 per cent in Uttarakhand and 8 per cent in Goa. No Manipur
minister is facing criminal cases.

Similarly, out of the 690 legislators analysed, 190 have criminal
cases against them. Out of these, 89 had serious charges against them.

Uttar Pradesh topped the list with 143 such law makers while Punjab
has 20, Uttarakhand 17, Goa 9 in Goa and Manipur one.

According to the report, 239 of 690 legislators in the five states
have assets running into crores of rupees, with Punjab having the
maximum 67 per cent, followed by Goa 55 per cent, Uttar Pradesh 32 per
cent, Uttarakhand 16 per cent and Manipur 2 per cent.

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