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HARYANA-All 12 ministers crorepatis, average assets pegged at ₹17 cr: ADR report

November 17, 2019 05:48 AM

HT Correspondent

Chandigarh : While none of the 12 ministers in the BJP-JJP coalition government has any criminal case registered against him or her, all of them are educated and crorepatis, according to the analysis of the association for democratic reforms (ADR).

The ADR report says that all 12 ministers — including chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala — are crorepatis. In 2014, seven of the 10 ministers were as rich. The average assets of the 12 ministers have been pegged at ₹17.41 crore this time.

The minister with the highest declared total assets is Jai Prakash Dalal (agriculture minister) from Loharu with assets worth ₹76.75 crore, followed by deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala from Uchana Kalan with ₹74.77 crore and his uncle Ranjit Singh from Rania with ₹27 crore, the report says.

The lowest declared total assets were of Anil Vij (₹1.17 crore) followed by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar (₹1.27 crore). While all 12 ministers have declared their income tax returns, 10 of them have shown their income from either salary, interest, agriculture or pension or combinations of these.

Former Indian hockey team captain Sandeep Singh, who is state sports minister, has declared an annual income of ₹59 lakh, which also includes earnings through advertisements for various brands and products besides motivational speeches.

On the education of the 12 ministers, the ADR report says two of them (17%) have declared their qualification to be Class-12 pass, while remaining 10 (83%) are graduate or above.

Total three (25%) ministers are between 31 and 50 years of age while nine (75%) are aged between 51 and 80.

Deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala is the youngest at 31 years followed by Sandeep Singh at 33.

Ranjit Singh is the oldest at 73 years followed by Anil Vij at 66.

Women and child development minister Kamlesh Dhanda is the only woman minister in the 12-member Haryana cabinet

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