Seven out of 25 ministers of Gujarat have criminal background.

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New Delhi, 18 Sept 21.

Gujarat Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analyzed the self-sworn affidavits of all 25 Ministers including Chief Minister  Mr. Bhupendra Patel from Gujarat State Assembly 2017. This analysis is based on the affidavits submitted by the candidates prior to the 2017 Assembly elections and bye-elections conducted thereafter.

Party Name Total number of Ministers analyzed Ministers with declared Criminal Cases % of Ministers with declared criminal cases Ministers with declared serious criminal cases % of Ministers with declared serious criminal cases
BJP 25 7 28% 3 12%
Total 25 7 28% 3 12%


As per the analysis, there are seven ministers in the Gujarat government who have declared pending criminal cases against them. Of the seven 3 ministers have declared serious cases against themselves says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

  • Crorepati Ministers: Out of the 25 ministers analysed, 19 (76%) are crorepatis.
Party Name Number of Ministers Analyzed No of Crorepatis Ministers Percentage of Crorepati Ministers
BJP 25 19 76%
Total 25 19 76%


Out of the 25 ministers analyzed, 19 (76%) are crorepatis. The average assets of 25 ministers analyzed is Rs 3.95 crores. The minister with the highest declared total assets is Patel Rushikesh Ganeshbhai from the Visnagar constituency with assets worth Rs. 14.95 crores.

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