Seven new ministers have criminal cases against them

A third of the total 78 ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves, says ADR report

GN Bureau | July 9, 2016


#Narendra Modi   #financial background   #criminal cases   #Cabinet expansion  
Prime minister Narendra Modi meeting the ministers, who have been newly inducted into Union Council of Ministers
Prime minister Narendra Modi meeting the ministers, who have been newly inducted into Union Council of Ministers

Among newly inducted cabinet ministers, three ministers have declared serious criminal cases. In all, 14 ministers have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to attempt to murder, communal disharmony, electoral violations etc, showed a report by National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

As many as 19 new ministers were inducted in the cabinet on July 5.
 
The report said that among the newly inducted cabinet ministers, seven have declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of the all 78 Ministers analysed, 24 (31 percent) ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves.
 
Among the newly elected cabinet ministers, Ramesh Jigajinagi of Bijapur constituency has declared two cases related to bribery (IPC Section-171E). In all, 5 (6 percent) ministers have declared cases related to electoral violations.
 
Interestingly, 72 of the 78 ministers are crorepatis.
 
The average assets of the newly inducted ministers is Rs. 8.73 crores. In all, the average assets per minister is Rs.12.94 crores.
 
Among the newly inducted ministers, Mubbashar Javal Akbar, Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh declared the highest total assets of Rs. 44.90 crores followed by P P Choudhary from Pali constituency with assets worth Rs. 35.35 crores and Vijay Goel, Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan with total assets worth Rs. 29.97 crores. 
 

Comments

 

Other News

Banks not adhering to RBI guidelines, finds study

Banks across India are levying inconsistent service charges on basic savings accounts. A study, “Benchmarking Reasonableness of Service Charges by Banks in India”, uncovers and exposes inconsistencies in adherence to RBI mandates by banks. It finds some banks impose charges exceeding reasonable

“Mumbai Infra boom similar to that of Manhattan in 19th C”

Mumbai’s ongoing infrastructure boom – with a new coastal road, Atal Setu, metro lines and much more – creating transport corridors – is comparable to that of Manhattan in New York during 1811-1870, according to BMC commissioner Bhushan Gagrani. The iconic projects being implemented

Global Gandhi: How the Mahatma captured the world’s imagination

Gandhi’s Australia, Australia’s Gandhi By Thomas Weber Orient BlackSwan, 348 pages, Rs 1,800  

Urban apathy in Mumbai, Maharashtra sees 49% voting

Polling in the fifth phase of General Elections 2024 which commenced at 7 am on Monday simultaneously across 49 PCs recorded an approximate voter turnout of 57.47% as of 7:45 pm. Voters came out in large numbers braving hot weather in many parts of the states that went for polls on Monday.

Voter turnout: Drop from 2019 reduces further

As the voting percentages dropped drastically in the first couple of phases of the ongoing general elections, observers and analysts spoke of ‘voter apathy’ blamed it on a lack of “wave” this time – apart from the heatwave, that is. The latest figures after the fourth phase, h

GAIL reports annual revenue of Rs.1,30,638 crore

GAIL (INDIA) Limited has reported 75% increase in Profit before Tax (PBT) of Rs.11,555 crore in FY24,  as against Rs 6,584 Cr in FY23. Profit after Tax (PAT) in FY24 stands at Rs. 8,836 Cr as against Rs.5,302 Cr in FY23, a 67 % increase. However, revenue from operations registered a fa

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter