ADR Report: Criminal Records & Economical Background analysis of Karnataka’s Ministers

Karnataka Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 26 out of 27 Ministers including Chief Minister from Karnataka State Assembly 2018. Out of these 27 ministers, 26 are MLAs and one MLC namely Ms. Jayamala. The affidavit of Ms. Jayamala was not available at the time of making this report. 

Background Details of Karnataka’s Ministers, 2018

Criminal Background

  • Ministers with Criminal Cases:   7(27%) ministers including the Chief Minister analysed have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • Ministers with Serious Criminal Cases:   4(15%) ministers including the Chief Minister have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

 

Financial Background

  • Crorepati Ministers: Out of the 26 ministers analysed, 25 (96%) are crorepatis.
  • Average Assets: The average assets of 26 ministers analysed is Rs 76.08 crores.
  • Ministers with Highest Assets: The minister with the highest declared total assets is D.K. Shivakumar from Kanakpura constituency with assets worth Rs.840.01 crores. The top five ministers with highest declared assets are:                                                     
S.No. Name District Constituency Party Name Movable Assets (Rs) Immovable Assets (Rs) Total Assets (Rs) PAN Given
1 D K Shivakumar RAMANAGARAM KANAKAPURA INC 1,01,31,90,097 7,38,69,76,948 8,40,01,67,045
840 Crore+
Y
2 R Shankar HAVERI RANEBENNUR Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party 35,56,21,961 2,29,77,55,749 2,65,33,77,710
265 Crore+
Y
3 Deshpande Raghunath Vishwanath UTTARA KANNADA HALIYAL INC 1,85,00,79,738 30,15,13,993 2,15,15,93,731
215 Crore+
Y
4 H D Kumara Swamy RAMANAGARAM CHANNAPATNA JD(S) 1,02,03,82,437 65,10,26,000 1,67,14,08,437
167 Crore+
Y
5 Ramesh Laxmanrao Jarkiholi BELGAUM GOKAK INC 47,68,81,752 75,10,52,000 1,22,79,33,752
122 Crore+
Y

Table: Top 5 Ministers with Highest Assets

 

  • Liabilities: A total of 23 out of 26 ministers analysed have declared liabilities. The details of the top 5 ministers  are given below:
S.No. Name District Constituency Party Name Total Assets(Rs) Liabilities (Rs) Disputed liabilities (Rs) PAN Given
1 D K Shivakumar RAMANAGARAM KANAKAPURA INC 8,40,01,67,045
840 Crore+
# 2,28,27,02,677
228 Crore+
11,60,25,122
11 Crore+
Y
2 H D Kumara Swamy RAMANAGARAM CHANNAPATNA JD(S) 1,67,14,08,437
167 Crore+
1,04,93,92,330
104 Crore+
0 Y
3 R Shankar HAVERI RANEBENNUR Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party 2,65,33,77,710
265 Crore+
53,07,76,675
53 Crore+
0 Y
4 Kelachandra Joseph George B.B.M.P(NORTH) SARVAGNANAGAR INC 80,37,82,475
80 Crore+
48,09,74,477
48 Crore+
0 Y
5 Ramesh Laxmanrao Jarkiholi BELGAUM GOKAK INC 1,22,79,33,752
122 Crore+
46,49,40,112
46 Crore+
0 Y

Table: Ministers with Declared Liabilities

#Disputed Liabilities

 

  • Ministers with High Income:  7 out of 26 ministers analysed have declared their total annual income above Rs. 1 crore. The details of these  ministers  are given below:
S.No. Name Party Constituency District Total Asset (Rs) Self-Source of Income Spouse’s Source of Income The financial year for which the last income tax return has been filed by candidate Total income shown by candidate in ITR (Self+Spouse+

Dependent) (Rs)

Self income shown by candidate in ITR (Rs)
1 Kelachandra Joseph George INC SARVAGNANAGAR B.B.M.P(NORTH) 80,37,82,475

80 Crore+

Salary Rs 387893/-, Income from House Property Rs 4214827/-, Gift (Watch) Taxable Rs 3271198/-, Interest Income Rs 145872/-, Dividend taxable Rs 20664500/- Salary Rs 17997600/-, Income from House Property Rs 159473/-, Interest Income Rs 82223/-, Plot Rent Rs 145200/-, Profit from race horse Rs 95650/- 2016-2017 4,71,64,436

4 Crore+

2,86,84,290  2 Crore+
2 Deshpande Raghunath Vishwanath INC HALIYAL UTTARA KANNADA 2,15,15,93,731  215 Crore+ Salary , Dividends, Investment Rent ,Dividends, Investment 2017-2018 3,15,77,980

3 Crore+

22,76,750

22 Lacs+

3 H D Kumara Swamy JD(S) CHANNAPATNA RAMANAGARAM 1,67,14,08,437  167 Crore+ Salary Income Rs 326030/-, Agriculture Income Rs 4163000/- Directors Remuneration from Kasthuri Medias (P) Ltd. Rs 10284600/-, Pension Received Rs 540000/- 2016-2017 1,53,13,630

1 Crore+

44,89,030

44 Lacs+

4 S R Srinivas JD(S) GUBBI TUMKUR 5,58,42,795

5 Crore+

Business,farming,MLA Salary Tippeswami oil aksakshan pvt ltd,Business, shops rents, capital gain 2017-2018 1,41,45,347

1 Crore+

10,03,500

10 Lacs+

5 D.C.Thammanna JD(S) MADDUR MANDYA 28,12,19,020

28 Crore+

Rent & other Income Rent & Business Income & Others 2016-2017 1,16,66,600

1 Crore+

11,96,300

11 Lacs+

6 D K Shivakumar INC KANAKAPURA RAMANAGARAM 8,40,01,67,045  840 Crore+ Salary, Capital gains, Agriculture Income & Other Sources (Such as Bank Interest, Commission) Rent, Capital gains & Other Sources (Such as Bank Interest) 2016-2017 1,08,93,392

1 Crore+

87,54,657

87 Lacs+

7 H D Revanna JD(S) HOLENARASIPUR HASSAN 29,70,51,951

29 Crore+

Not Given Not Given 2016-2017 1,01,93,390

1 Crore+

21,49,560

21 Lacs+

Table: Top 7 Ministers with high income

 

Other Background details (Education, Gender, Age)

Figure: Overall Analysis of Ministers on the basis of age and educational qualification

  • Ministers’ Education:  11(42%) ministers have declared their educational qualification to be between 8th– 12th pass. A total of 10(38%) ministers have declared their educational qualification to be graduate whereas 4(15%) ministers are post graduate and above.
  • Ministers’ Age:  A total of 3(11%) ministers have declared their age to be between 31-50 years while 20(77%) ministers have declared their age to be between 51- 70 years. A total of 2(8%) ministers have declared their age to be between 71-80 years while one minister has declared his age to be above 80 years.

Woman Minister: Out of 27 ministers, only is a woman who has been elected from MLC.

 

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