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Shivraj tops list of wealthiest CMs in 4 states

While this would be Chouhan's third consecutive term as Chief Minister, his party colleague and Delhi's chief ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan comes last in terms of assets among the new possible heads for the four states whose assembly election results were announced on Sunday.

Vardhan's declared assets of Rs 2.8 crore lag behind that of Rajasthan leader Vasundhara Raje Scindia's Rs 4.04 crore and Rs 5.61 crore of Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.

Interestingly, Chouhan also leads the charts in terms of declared liabilities (over Rs 74 lakh) of the four leaders likely to occupy chief minister's position. In comparison, Vardhan has declared liabilities of Rs 19.5 lakh, as against Raje's Rs 7.29 lakh and Rs 30.7 lakh for Singh.

While Chouhan and Raje have steered their parties to victory with huge margins, the elections turned out to be close in Delhi and Chhattisgarh.

Two outgoing chief ministers, Sheila Dikshit of Delhi and Ashok Gehlot of Rajasthan, have zero liabilities.

Among other chief ministerial candidates, Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Aadmi Party of Delhi had liabilities to the tune of Rs 41.2 lakh, while Chattisgarh's Raman Singh had Rs 30.7 lakh.

In terms of total income for latest financial year 2012-13, Raje and Chouhan are on top with earnings of over Rs 17 crore. While Raje's is at Rs 17.45 lakh, that of the Madhya Pradesh chief minister is tad lower at Rs 17.12 lakh.

They are followed by Raman Singh (Rs 14.59 lakh) and Shiela Dikshit (Rs 13.94 lakh). Vardhan had a total income of Rs 7.72 lakh, while Kejriwal is way lower at Rs 2.06 lakh.
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