‘Murder and robbery’: Modi’s cabinet newcomers are not retailers, 90 percent are millionaires

Highlight:

  • Criminal cases against 42 percent.
  • Cases against 4 ministers.
  • It is reported that 90 percent of them are millionaires.

New Delhi: The first cabinet shakeup of Narendra Modi’s second government has been completed after months of discussions. The cabinet shakeup comes ahead of the assembly elections in five states in 2022. But a report released by the Association for Democratic Reforms shows that there are still pending criminal cases against 42 percent of the new cabinet.

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Up to 43 ministers, including 36 newcomers, have been appointed as part of the Modi government. Of these, 24 ministers have serious criminal cases against them. They face charges of murder, attempted murder and robbery. According to the report, 90 percent of the ministers are Crorepats.

Jyotiraditya Scindia has the most important assets in the Union Cabinet. It has assets worth Rs 379 million. The assets of the four ministers exceed 50 million rupees. Piyush Goyal (95 crore), Narayan Rane (87 crore) and Rajiv Chandrasekhar (64 crore) are the billionaires in the cabinet.

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Kerala Minister V Muraleedharan has 27 lakh rupees in his name. Pratima Bhowmick (6 lakhs) from Tripura has the lowest assets. Of the 56 ministers in the first cabinet of the Narendra Modi government, 39% had registered criminal cases. 91% of the ministers were millionaires.

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