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Punjab Cabinet: Seven of 11 ministers face criminal cases, nine crorepatis

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ten AAP MLAs were sworn in as Punjab ministers on Saturday. Mann had taken oath on March 16
  • Of the 11 ministers, nine are crorepatis and the average of their assets is Rs 2.87 cr
  • The minister with the highest declared total assets is Bram Shanker. He has assets worth Rs 8.56 cr

Seven of the 11 newly sworn-in ministers in Punjab have declared criminal cases against themselves, with four of them facing serious charges, poll rights group Association for Democratic Reforms said on Monday. The 11 ministers include Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.

Punjab Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms analysed the affidavits of all 11 ministers, including the CM. The ADR said seven ministers (64 per cent) have declared criminal cases against themselves. Four of them (36 per cent) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

Of the 11 ministers, nine are crorepatis and the average of their assets is Rs 2.87 crore. The minister with the highest declared total assets is Bram Shanker (Jimpa) from Hoshiarpur. He has assets worth Rs. 8.56 crore. Lal Chand from Bhoa (Sc) constituency has the lowest declared total assets worth Rs 6.19 lakh. 

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