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.
Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu is among the Union Ministers who has the least assets of Rs. 20.45 lakh, according to the Assets and Liabilities declared by the Prime Minister and other 44 members of the Council of Ministers made public Monday.
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, daughter—in—law of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has assets to the tune of Rs. 37.68 crore.
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.
Notably, 17 out of 22 Cabinet Ministers are crorepatis including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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.