Mohammed Uzair Shaikh
New delhi

An assessment report released by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) reveals Chandrababu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh as the richest chief minister of India, whereas, Manik Sarkar of Tripura as the poorest. 81 per cent of incumbent CMs are crorepatis and 35 per cent have criminal cases registered against them, the ADR document further brings to light.

In terms of total assets, Chandrababu Naidu ranked at the top, with a total wealth of Rs 177 crores. He was followed by Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu, who has declared total assets worth Rs 129 crore. Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh ranks third with Rs 48 crore.

Among the CMs with lowest amount of assets, Tripura's Sarar tops the chart with a total wealth of Rs 27 lakh. He is followed by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee (Rs 30 lakh) and Jammu & Kashmir's Mehbooba Mufti with assets worth Rs 56 lakh.

Out of the total 31 CMs assessed, 25 were found to crorepatis. The average assets of chief ministers are worth Rs 16.18 crore.

In terms of criminal background, 11 out of the 31 CMs were found with criminal cases registered against them. Maharashtra's Devendra Fadnavis has the highest number - 22 - including 3 "serious criminal cases".

The ADR report also reveals the educational status of the elected CMs, with 10 percent of the elected state heads holding the maximum qualification of being 12th pass, 39 per cent graduate, 16 per cent post graduate and 3 per cent competing their doctorate.

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