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14 November 2013

Mizoram’s Ministers And Speaker Collectively Got 3 Times Richer in 5 years

Aizawl, Nov 14 : Mizoram's ministers and speaker have together become three times richer in the five years the Congress ruled the state, according to a comparison of the affidavits they submitted in 2008 and 2013.

Among the 11 ministers and the speaker, minister P C Zoramsangliana, who holds the transport, art & culture and printing & stationery portfolios, got more than seven times richer and tops the list of such jumps. His current assets are worth Rs 6.53 crore.

Following him is Minister of State (Local Administration and Social Welfare) P C Lalthanliana who got nearly five times richer and currently owns Rs 1.15 crore. Third is minister Lalsawta, who holds the education, law & judicial and parliamentary affairs portfolios, and whose assets increased over four-and-a-half times. His assets are currently valued at Rs 98.79 lakh.

Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, with Rs 8.7 crore to his name, is the richest among all the ministers in the outgoing government. The four-time CM got almost four times richer since 2008.

The second richest in the outgoing cabinet is Home Minister R Lalzirliana, who also holds the rural development, prisons, secretariat administration and fisheries portfolios. The home minister currently has assets worth Rs 6.35 crores, an increase of more than three-and-a-half times in five years.

Speaker R Romawia is the third richest among the outgoing government's power-houses with assets worth 3.28 crore. He got four-and-half times richer.

Sports Minister Zodintluanga, who had assets worth Rs 2.28 crore in 2008, currently has Rs 2.99 crore and is the minister whose value has increased the least since the last elections.

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