Tripura: 3 out of 9 ministers have criminal cases against them, 6 are crorepatis.

Tripura: 3 out of 9 ministers have criminal cases against them, 6 are crorepatis.

AGARTALA, March 17, 2018: The analysis of the self-sworn affidavits of all nine ministers including the Chief Minister reveals that Of the nine Tripura ministers who took oath in the state Cabinet, three have criminal cases against themselves.  As per the analysis of by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), two of these three ministers have serious criminal cases.

Bharatiya Janata Party's Ratan Lal Nath has four serious cases against him including charges related to attempt to murder, rioting, defamation, etc. Another BJP minister Sudip Roy Barman is facing one case as well as charges of rioting, assault, voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons. Another BJP minister Manoj Kanti Deb is facing two cases. None of the three ministers have been convicted in any of the cases.

Out of the 9 ministers, 6 are crorepatis with BJP leaders Jishnu Devvarma, Pranajit Singha Roy and Sudip Roy Barman being the richest ministers. Jishnu tops the list with assets worth over Rs 11 crore, Pranajit owns assets worth Rs 5 crore and Sudip worth over Rs 3 crore.

The minister with the lowest declared asset is BJP's Santana Chakma from Pencharthal Constituency with assets worth 1.39 lakh.

Seven ministers have declared their educational qualification to be graduates whereas 2 ministers are post graduates. Four ministers are in the age group of 31-50 years while 5 ministers are aged between 51-80 years. Out of the 9 ministers, only 1 is a woman.

Source: Shining India News

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