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35pc Indian CMs have criminal cases

By Monitoring Desk
February 13, 2018

NEW DELHI: In India, around 35 per cent chief ministers have criminal cases against them and 81 per cent of the total are "crorepatis" (millionaires), according to an ADR report released on Monday.

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of current chief ministers (CMs) in state assemblies and Union territories across the nation. These were the latest affidavits filed by them prior to contesting the elections. "Out of the all 31 chief ministers analysed from state assemblies and Union territories, 11 (35 per cent) chief ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves," the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report noted.