Chennai, May 27: In Tamil Nadu, 8 out of the 29 ministers have declared pending criminal cases against them. The other interesting statistic regarding the Tamil Nadu ministers is that 24 out of the 29 are crorepatis.
Tamil Nadu Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 29 Ministers including the Chief Minister from Tamil Nadu State Assembly 2016.
8 (28%) out of the 29 Ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of the 8 Ministers who have declared criminal cases, 4 have declared serious criminal cases. These cases include attempt to murder, voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means etc.
Out of the 29 Ministers, 24 (83%) are crorepatis. The average assets of 29 Ministers are Rs 8.55 crores. Only 1 minister has not declared PAN details. She is V M Rajalakshmi from Sankarankovil constituency.
The minister with the highest declared total assets is Selvi J Jayalalithaa from Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency with assets worth Rs. 113.73 crores. Veeramani K C with assets worth Rs 27 crore and Benjamin P with assets worth Rs 23 crore come second and third in the list.
A total of 2 ministers have declared their age between 25 to 40 years. 17 Ministers have declared their age to be between 41 and 60 years and 10 Ministers declared their age to be between 61 and 70 years. The youngest minister is V M Rajalakshmi aged 30 from Sankarankovil constituency. Out of 29 Ministers, only 4 (14%) are women.