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K'taka poll: This Cong MLA owns 19 cars, but can't drive

Last updated on: April 19, 2013 12:46 IST

K'taka poll: This Cong MLA owns 19 cars, but can't drive

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Vicky Nanjappa in Bangalore

Vicky Nanjappa profiles Congress MLA Priya Krishna, whose passion for cars is not deterred by the fact that he cannot drive.

He is 29 and worth Rs 910 crore. In 2008, Priya Krishna, the Congress candidate from the Govindrajnagar constituency in Bangalore, was worth Rs 770 crore.

A masters-degree holder in political science, Priya Krishna is seeking a re-election on a Congress ticket this year.

With lucky number 9279, the leader possesses a fleet of vehicles, which includes an Audi, A Mercedes E220 and a E270, a Mitsubishi Montero -- all with the same number. In addition to this fleet, he also has 15 other SUVs and MUVs.

'I love cars; this is a passion for me," he says.

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Image: Congress MLA from Govindrajnagar Priya Krishna is worth Rs 910 crore.


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However, there is an interesting thing about Priya Krishna that despite having a love for vehicles, he cannot drive. The love for the number 9279 is because the first car which his family owned was a Premier 118 which had this registration number. It is believed to have brought luck to the family.

Politics is not new for the young leader. He was thrown into the fray when he was 25-years-old and he won from the same constituency in 2008. He is the son of a famous realtor cum politician Krishnappa, also called Layout Krishnappa. His father is a sitting MLA from the Vijaynagar constituency.

The affidavit of Krishna suggests that Rs 815 crore are moveable assets out of the Rs 910 crore.

He says that most of his assets are gifted. He has also listed his liabilities at Rs 777 crore.

Confident of bagging the seat once again, Priya Krishna says that he aims for enlightening the youth about their social responsibilities.

"I am available to the people of my constituency at all times and I am not averse to mingling with the public," he adds.


Image: 29-year-old Priya Krishna says that he aims for enlightening the youth about their social responsibilities


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