Who are the richest and poorest chief ministers of India?

A report published by ADR and NEW analysed self-sworn affidavits filed by the chief ministers of all states and union territories.

 |  2-minute read |   13-02-2018
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A common misconception held by people in India is that all politicians, no matter where they come from, or whatever their affiliations, are rich. Part of why this idea has turned into a general view is because, well, Indian politicians have been known be involved in various multi-million rupee scams. Be that as it may, at least officially, not all politicians are rich. A report published by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) analysed self-sworn affidavits filed by the chief ministers of all states and union territories.

As per the report, 26 of the 21 CMs have assets excess of Rs 1 crore. The list is topped by Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu, with declared assets worth Rs 177 crore. He’s closely followed by Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu with declared assets of Rs 129 crore. The poorest of the lot, of course, is Tripura CM Manik Sarkar — popularly known as the country’s poorest CM — with assets worth Rs 27 lakh. Sarkar, according to an India Today report, has become poorer still during his tenure as chief minister. the Communist Party of India (Marxist) politburo member has a bank balance of just Rs 2410.16 as of January 20 this year, which is considerably less than Rs 9,720.38 he had in his account during the last elections in 2013.

Following is the list of all Indian chief ministers, ranked in the order of richest to poorest.

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