New Assam govt has just one minister with pending criminal charge

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The newly sworn in Assam government has only one minister with a pending criminal charge. Out of the 11 ministers who were sworn in Naba Kumar Doley has a pending charge against him for giving false evidence.

The data analysed by the Assam Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 11 Ministers including the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal from Assam State Assembly 2016.


Criminal Background

Only 1 minister has declared criminal cases against himself. He is Naba Kumar Doley of BJP from Dhakuakhana constituency with 1 charge related to giving false evidence, 1 charge related to fabricating false evidence and 1 charge related to false evidence in his affidavit.

​​Financial Background

Out of the 11 Ministers, 9 (82%) are crorepatis. The average assets of 11 Ministers are Rs 2.67 crores. The minister with the highest declared total assets is Naba Kumar Doley from Dhakuakhana constituency with assets worth Rs. 7.30 crores.

Himanta Biswa Sarma and Rihon Daimari with assets worth Rs 6 crore and Rs 3 come second and third in the list respectively.

Parimal Suklabadya with Rs 37 lakh has the lowest assets. Pallab Lochan Das and Keshab Mahanta with Rs 54 lakh and Rs 1 crore come second and third in this list respectively.

A total of 3 ministers have declared their age between 30 to 50 years and 8 Ministers have declared their age to be between 51 and 70. The youngest minister is Pallab Lochan Das of BJP aged 38 from Rangapara constituency. The oldest minister is Pramila Rani Brahma of Bodoland Peoples Front aged 65 from Kokrajhar East (ST) Constituency.

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