The report shows that nine out of the 11 ministers including Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann are crorepatis with the average net worth of these ministers of Rs 2.87 crore.

According to a report by the Punjab Election Watch (PEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

The report further reveals that nine of the 11 ministers including Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann are crorepatis with the average net worth of these ministers of Rs 2.87 crore.

The minister with the highest declared total assets is Bram Shanker (Jimpa) from Hoshiarpur constituency with assets worth Rs 8.56 crore while the minister with the lowest declared assets is Lal Chand from the community of Bhoa (SC) with assets worth Rs 6.19 lakh.

A March 14 report from the ADR and PEW revealed that half of all winning candidates in the recently concluded parliamentary elections in Punjab have criminal cases against them. Of the 117 successful candidates, 58 (50%) had criminal cases against them. In the last parliamentary elections in Punjab, which were held in 2017, this figure was 16 (14%).

As such, 23 of the AAP’s winners have cases for serious crimes against them, compared to two from Congress and two from the SAD.

AAP candidate Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, who beat Ajnala in Amritsar, has charged IPC Section 302 (murder) among others. Likewise, Daljit Singh Grewal of the AAP, who won against Ludhiana East, is among other pending charges under IPC Section 307 (attempted murder) as well as Sheetal Angural, the AAP’s winning candidate from Jalandhar West.


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