16th Lok Sabha

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

National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) had sent a letter to the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on the 20th of May, 2014 bringing to his notice the disturbing fact that the newly formed 16th Lok Sabha has a sizeable number of MPs (112 i.e. 21%) facing serious criminal charges and requesting him to include only clean representatives in his Cabinet. Shri Narendra Modi committed to critically examine MPs with self-declared criminal cases and fast tracking cases against them during the recent Lok Sabha campaign said, “the next Parliament would be cleaned by punishing the guilty”. 

National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 44 ministers out of 46 Ministers (Including Prime Minister) from Lok Sabha 2014 and current Rajya Sabha. The details ofPrakash Javadekar and Nirmala Sitharaman were not analysed as they are not currently members of either house.

 

Detailed Report in English attached with this mail

 

Criminal Background

 

  • Ministers with Criminal Cases: Out of the 44 Ministers analysed, 13 (30%) Ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • Ministers with Serious Criminal Cases: 8 (18%) Ministers have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to attempt to murder, communal disharmony, kidnapping, electoral violations etc.
  • Minister with case related to Attempt to Murder: Uma Bharti from Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh of BJP has declared a case related to attempt to murder (IPC Section-307)
  • Ministers with cases related to causing Communal Disharmony: Uma Bharti from Jhansi constituency, Uttar Pradesh of BJP has declared a case Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony (IPC Section-153A)
  • Ministers with cases related to Electoral Violations: Uma Bharti of BJP from Jhansi constituency, Uttar Pradesh, has declared a case related to Illegal payments in connection with an election (IPC Section-171H)Upendra Kushwaha of Rashtriya Lok Samta Party  from Karakat constituency, Bihar and Ram Vilas Paswan of LJP from Hajipur constituency, Bihar have each declared a case related to Bribery (IPC Section – 171E)

  • Ministers with cases related to Kidnapping: Munde Gopinathrao Pandurang from Beed Constituency, Maharashtra of BJP has declared a case related to Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person (IPC Section-365)

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​Financial Background​

  • Crorepati Ministers: Out of the 44 Ministers analysed, 40 (91%) are crorepatis.
  • Average Assets*: The average assets per minister is Rs.13.47 crores.

  • High Asset Ministers*: 5 Ministers have declared more than Rs.30 crores worth of assets. These Ministers are as follows:

S.No.

Name

State

Constituency

Party Name

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Arun Jaitley

Gujarat

Rajya Sabha (Gujarat)

BJP

1,13,02,16,000
 113 Crore+

Y

2

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Punjab

Bathinda

SAD

1,08,16,64,910
 108 Crore+

Y

3

Munde Gopinathrao Pandurang

Maharashtra

Beed

BJP

38,00,72,890 
 38 Crore+

Y

4

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Uttar Pradesh

Pilibhit

BJP

37,41,32,826 
 37 Crore+

Y

5

Piyush Goyal

Maharashtra

 Rajya Sabha (Maharashtra)

BJP

30,34,65,410
 30 Crore+

Y

*Total Assets includes assets of self, spouse and dependents.

  • Low Asset Ministers: A total of 4 Ministers have declared assets less than Rs. 1 crore. These four Ministers with lowest assets are as follows:

S.No.

Name

State

Constituency

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava

Gujarat

Bharuch

BJP

45,21,062

20,50,000

65,71,062 
 65 Lacs+

Y

2

Thavarchand

Madhya Pradesh

Rajya Sabha (Madhya Pradesh)

BJP

19,64,293*

66,48,690*

86,12,983 
 86 Lacs+

Y

3

Sudarshan Bhagat

Jharkhand

Lohardaga

BJP

75,81,009

14,50,000*

90,31,009 
 90 Lacs+

Y

4

Ram Vilas Paswan

Bihar

Hajipur

LJP

68,42,023

28,00,000

96,42,023 
 96 Lacs+

Y

  • Ministers with High Liabilities: A total of 9 Ministers have declared liabilities of Rs. 1 crore and above. Out of these 9 Ministers, 2 have declared liabilities of Rs. 30 crore and above. These Ministers are as given below:

S.No.

Name

State

Constituency

Party Name

Total Assets(Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Punjab

Bathinda

SAD

1,08,16,64,910
 108 Crore+

41,26,34,299
 41 Crore+

Y

2

Munde Gopinathrao Pandurang

Maharashtra

Beed

BJP

38,00,72,890 
 38 Crore+

33,57,29,817
 33 Crore+

Y

 

​Other Background Details​

  • Education Details of Ministers: 8(18%) Ministers have declared that have an education qualification of 12th pass or below while 35(80%) Ministers have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above.

Education Group

Number of Ministers analyzed

5th Pass

1

10th Pass

5

12th Pass

2

Graduate

6

Graduate Professional

17

Post Graduate

9

Doctorate

3

Others

1

Total

44

  • Age Details of Ministers: 9(20%) Ministers have declared their age to be between 31 to 50 years while 33(75%)Ministers have declared their age to be between 51 to 70 years and 2 ministers have declared their age to beabove 70 years.

Age Group

Number of Ministers Analyzed

31-40

1

41-50

8

51-60

16

61-70

17

71-80

2

Total

44

  • Gender Details of Ministers: There are 7 (15%) women ministers out of a total of 46 ministers.​

​For more details visit, www.myneta.info 

 

Regards,

 

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 Maj.Gen. (Retd) Anil Verma

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National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

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Prof Jagdeep Chhokar

IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)

Founder Member,

National Election Watch, Association for Democratic

Reforms

+91 99996 20944

jchhokar@gmail.com

 

Prof Trilochan Sastry

IIM Bangalore

Founder Member,

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

+91 94483 53285

trilochans@iimb.ernet.in

 

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