Modi's cabinet ministers, here's how much they are worth
On Sunday, Narendra Modi reshuffled his council of ministers where he brought in a few new faces and retained a few old ones. Of the new faces which joined the cabinet, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was given one of the most important ministry of Defence. Ravi Shankar Prasad, on 26 May 2014, took oath as a Union Minister and was alloted the portflios of Law and Justice, and Communications & Information Technology. These ministers have had a long political career and on the way they have earned their due. Here's a list of how much Modi's new ministers are worth.
On Sunday, Narendra Modi reshuffled his council of ministers where he brought in a few new faces and retained a few old ones. Of the new faces which joined the cabinet, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was given one of the most important ministry of Defence. Ravi Shankar Prasad, on 26 May 2014, took oath as a Union Minister and was alloted the portflios of Law and Justice, and Communications & Information Technology.
These ministers have had a long political career and on the way they have earned their due. Here's a list of how much Modi's new ministers are worth.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ministry of Communications and Information
Topping the list of one of the richest cabinet members is Ravi Shankar Prasad with assets declared more than Rs 13 crores. According to myneta.info, this includes his total income, movable and immovable assets. He is also one of the few ministers who do not have any liabilities listed.
Smriti Zubin Irani, Human Resource Development
The second on the list is HRD minister Smriti Irani with Rs 9 crore plus assets declared. On 26 May 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed her as the Minister of Human Resource Development in his cabinet. At 38, she is the youngest member of the cabinet. As listed in myneta.info, she has declared liabilities of Rs 1.75 lakhs.
Choudhary Birender Singh, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation
The HRD minister is followed by the Rural Development minister, Choudhary Birendra Singh with declared assets around Rs 6 crore, according to his last files affidavit in myneta.info. Singh a powerful leader from Haryana is the Grandson of great peasant leader Sir Chhotu Ram. He has listed his liabilities at low of around Rs 27,000.
Sadananda Gowda, Law and Justice
The former railway minister has declared his net assets over Rs 5 crore. According to his affidavit at myneta.info, his total liabilities stands at around Rs 1.5 lakhs.
Manohar Parrikar, Defence
The former Goa chief, has officially listen his total assets and income at about Rs 3 crore. Parrikar publicly accepted his reluctance to leave Goa and move to Delhi. But PM Modi had high regard for Parrikar's abilities and persuaded him to join the Central Government. His liabilities stand at Rs 43 lakhs, as listed in his affidavit in myneta.info.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Science and Technology, Earth Sciences
Former Health minister has listed his total income and assets at just about Rs 3 crore. According to his affidavit,, his liabilities are just at rs 20,000. Compared to the other cabinet ministers, that's almost lowest liabilities anyone of them have.
Jagat Prakash Nadda, Health and Family Welfare
One of the lowest assets declared is by the Jagat Nadda, the new Health minister at Rs 1.8 crore. He also has the lowest liabilities listed as compared to the other council of ministers, according to the myneta.info details.
Suresh Prabhu, Railways
The lowest assets declared is by the railway minister, which is less that Rs 1.5 crore. The chartered accountant by profession and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has listed his liabilities at Rs 48,0000 in his last filed affidavit.
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