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IN PICS: Dr Singh's crorepati Cabinet

Last updated on: September 3, 2011 17:57 IST

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assets exceed Rs 5 crore including term deposits, two houses and a Maruti 800 car as per his declaration made public on Saturday.

Out of 77 members of his Council of Ministers, assets of five of his colleagues were not available on the PM's website. These include his cabinet colleague Vilasrao Deshmukh, Ministers of State with Independent Charge Krishna Tirath and Jayanthi Natarajan and Ministers of State Jitender Singh and S Jagathrakshakan.

He has no agricultural or non-agricultural land. He has a house in Chandigarh with current market value of Rs 90 lakh. Dr Singh also has a flat in Delhi's posh Vasant Kunj area with a current market value of Rs 88.67 lakh.

The PM's wife Gursharan Kaur has over Rs 11 lakh in a saving account in State Bank of Patiala, Chandigarh. He also has term and bank deposits in various banks totalling around Rs 3.22 crore.

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The richest politician in the Cabinet is Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath, who owns assets worth a whopping Rs 263 crore!

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He might be considered the most powerful minister in Dr Singh's Cabinet, but Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is definitely not among the richest. Mukherjee has assets worth Rs 1.25 crore including a flat each in Munirka in the capital and Kolkata.

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Home Minister P Chidambaram, along with his wife, has assets to the tune of Rs 23.67 crore, with Chidambaram alone owning assets of Rs 11.14 crore which include fixed deposits and interest thereof to the tune of Rs 1.29 crore in various banks.

Among the immovable assets owned by him include a coffee estate in Kodagu worth Rs 28.95 lakh, besides other assets worth Rs 62.26 lakh which includes a Skoda car worth Rs 22.15 lakh, a Volkswagen car worth 16.24 lakh and a Ford Fiesta car worth Rs 7.71 lakh. He also owns a cycle worth Rs 1,239 and a Kinetic Honda worth Rs 27,685.

His wife Nalini Chidambaram owns land and buildings in Managiri, Sukkanenthal village worth Rs 2.66 crore, agricultural land in Muttucaud/Kanathur worth Rs 27.41 lakh and a house in Karaikudi worth Rs 12.68 lakh. She also owns a coffee estate worth Rs 1.18 crore, a house in Sivaganga worth Rs 12 lakh and land in Managiri worth Rs 11.2
lakh.

While Chidamabaram himself possesses jewellery worth only Rs 65,955, his wife possesses it worth Rs 7.75 lakh.

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Defence Minister A K Antony has total assets worth Rs 39.15 lakh jointly owned with his wife. Antony himself does not own any house or property or even a vehicle. He has saving fund deposits worth only Rs 1.82 lakh.

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Not surprisingly, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, an extremely affluent businessman, owns assets worth Rs 12 crore.

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Another crorepati minister in the Cabinet is Petroleum Minister Murli Deora, who owns assets worth Rs 15.2 crore with his wife.

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External Affairs Minister S M Krishna is worth Rs 1.76 crore, with fixed assets worth Rs 56.16 lakh. His wife owns assets worth Rs 1.10 crore.

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