Pushkar Singh Dhami is the poorest Chief Minister among cabinet ministers
At the time of Uttarakhand assembly election nomination for 2017, the incumbent CM Pushkar Singh Dhami was poorer than his current cabinet colleagues
At the time of Uttarakhand assembly election nomination for 2017, the incumbent CM Pushkar Singh Dhami was poorer than his current cabinet colleagues. Not only this, Pushkar was then elected as the fifth 'poorest' MLA of the current assembly in terms of deposits. The details of the financial status of all the candidates elected in the Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017 are available with the independent website MyNeta Info, which keeps an account of all the contesting representatives. According to the affidavit given by the candidates, in the year 2017, the deposited capital of Pushkar Singh Dhami was only Rs 49,15,195 lakh, while he also had a debt of Rs 2,07,920 lakh then.
On the other hand, the deposits of all the other MLAs who became members of his team on Sunday were much more than him. Satpal Maharaj was at the top of it. The deposit capital of Maharaj then was more than 80 crores. After that Rekha Arya had her deposit capital of 12.17 crores. The members of the current cabinet, Yatishwaranand then declared deposits of Rs 56 lakh, Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat 65.96 lakh and Vishan Singh Chufal Rs 78.69 lakh. Apart from this, all the ministers had come under the category of crorepati only.
Fifth most 'poorest' MLA
According to the website, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami was the fifth number 'poor' among the elected assembly members in 2017. According to the details, in 2017, Ghansali MLA Shaktilal had the lowest deposits of 19.87 lakhs, followed by Meena Gangola with 33.14 lakhs, Mahendra Bhatt with 34.8 lakhs and Mukesh Koli with 35.40 lakhs. After this, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami was at number five in this case with a deposited capital of Rs 49,15,195 lakh.