Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Press Release
Dear Friends,
Post the resignation of the Chief Minister and the reconstitution of the Council of Ministers in the Gujarat Assembly, Gujarat Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 25 Ministers including the newly elected Chief Minister from the Gujarat State Assembly.Please find below a summary of the analysis:

Criminal Background

            Ministers with Criminal Cases: 10 (40%) out of the 25 Ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves.
·         Ministers with Serious Criminal Cases: Out of the 10 Ministers who have declared criminal cases, 5 have declared serious criminal cases. These cases include murder, attempt to murder, robbery, dacoity etc. 

Financial Background

·         Crorepati Ministers: Out of the 25 Ministers, 21 (84%) are crorepatis.
·         Average Assets: The average assets of 25 Ministers is Rs 7.81 crores.
·      Ministers with Highest Assets: The minister with the highest declared total assets is Solanki Parshottmbhai Odhavjibhai from Bhavnagar Rural constituency with assets worth Rs. 37.61 crores. The top three Ministers with highest declared assets are:

S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
BHAVNAGAR
BHAVNAGAR RURAL
BJP
5,17,44,290
32,43,75,000
37,61,19,290
 37 Crore+
Y
2
AHMEDABAD
THAKKARBAPA NAGAR
BJP
1,24,45,198
27,28,67,500
28,53,12,698
 28 Crore+
Y
3
ANAND
ANAND : BYE- ELECTION ON 13-09-2014
BJP
15,66,46,990
7,50,00,100
23,16,47,090
 23 Crore+
Y

·         Ministers with Lowest Assets: The minister with the lowest declared total assets is Tadvi Sabdsharan Bhailalbhai from Nandod (ST) constituency with assets worth Rs. 23.76 lakhs. The three Ministers with lowest declared assets are:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
NARMADA
NANDOD (ST)
BJP
17,06,322
6,70,000
23,76,322 
 23 Lacs+
Y
2
DAHOD
DEVGADHBARIA
BJP
12,61,000
13,20,000
25,81,000 
 25 Lacs+
Y
3
BANASKANTHA
DEODAR
BJP
30,94,212
12,00,000
42,94,212 
 42 Lacs+
Y

·         Liabilities: A total of 18 ministers have declared liabilities out of which the minister with the highest liabilities is Radadiya Jayeshbhai Vithalbhai from Jetpur constituency with Rs. 7.94 crores of liabilities. Top three ministers with high liabilities are given below:

S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party
Total Assets(Rs)
Liabilities (Rs)
PAN Given
1
RAJKOT
JETPUR : BYE ELECTION ON 2-06-2013
BJP
14,75,21,380
 14 Crore+
7,94,64,162 
 7 Crore+
Y
2
AHMEDABAD
THAKKARBAPA NAGAR
BJP
28,53,12,698
 28 Crore+
5,15,75,000 
 5 Crore+
Y
3
BHAVNAGAR
BHAVNAGAR RURAL
BJP
37,61,19,290
 37 Crore+
3,30,57,040 
 3 Crore+
Y

·         High Income Ministers*: Top three ministers with highest income in there ITR are given below:

S.No.
Name
Party Name
Constituency
District Name
Total Asset (Rs)
The financial year for which the last income tax return has been filed by minister
Total income shown by candidate in ITR (Self+Spouse+Dependent) (Rs)
Self income shown by candidate in ITR (Rs)
1
BJP
PORBANDAR
PORBANDAR
19,32,38,357 
 19 Crore+
2011-2012
39,10,476 
 39 Lacs+
31,17,134  
31 Lacs+
2
BJP
JETPUR : BYE ELECTION ON 2-06-2013
RAJKOT
14,75,21,380  
14 Crore+
2011-2012
32,88,098  
32 Lacs+
30,65,335  
30 Lacs+
3
BJP
SOMNATH : BYE ELECTION ON MAY- 2014
GIR SOMNATH
6,43,21,014  
6 Crore+
2012-2013
28,27,629  
28 Lacs+
19,78,369  
19 Lacs+

*Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents

Other Background details (Education, Gender, Age)

·         Ministers’ Education: A total of 15 (60%) Ministers are graduates or have higher degrees while 10 (40%) Ministers have education qualification of 12th pass or below.
·         Ministers’ Age: A total of 9 ministers have declared their age between 25 to 50 years and 16 Ministers have declared their age to be between 51 and 70 years. The youngest minister is Radadiya Jayeshbhai Vithalbhai aged 30 years from Jetpur constituency.
·         Women Ministers: Out of 25 Ministers, only is woman. She is Dr. Nirmlaben Vadhvani from Naroda constituency. 
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