New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assets worth Rs 1.26 crore while Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stands out as the richest minister with assets totalling Rs 72.10 crore.
Modi’s assets include Rs 38,700 in cash, bank balance and deposits worth Rs 1,32,698 and Rs 17,00,927 respectively, Rs 20,000 in bonds, Rs 2,35,000 in NSC, Rs 1,99,031 in insurance policies and jewellery and precious items worth Rs 1,20,980. He owns a house in Gandhinagar worth Rs 1 crore.
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, daughter-in-law of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has assets worth about Rs. 38 crores.
Minister of State for Coal and Power Piyush Goyal has assets of Rs 31.67 crore and is closely followed by Minorities Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla with assets to the tune of Rs 29.70 crore.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assets to the tune of Rs 2.56 crore, while External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assets worth Rs 2.73 crore besides some agriculture land in Palwal of Haryana.
The five Cabinet Ministers who are not crorepatis are Naidu with assets worth Rs 20.45 lakh, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan with Rs 39.88 lakh, Labour and Employment Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has assets worth Rs 44.90 lakh, Health Minister Harshvardhan has assets of Rs 48.54 lakh, while Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Ananth Kumar with Rs 60.62 lakh worth of assets.
17 out of 22 Cabinet Ministers are crorepatis including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.