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Lok Sabha Polls: The crorepati contestants

Last updated on: April 07, 2014 20:43 IST

Arun Jaitley loves luxury cars; total assets: Rs 110 crore

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Rediff.com take a look at the crorepatis contesting the Lok Sabha elections

A fleet of luxury cars, residential houses in Delhi, National Capital Region and Gujarat, besides cash and jewellery, are part of the Rs 113.02 crore worth assets of senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley declared in an affidavit filed in Amritsar

Making an electoral foray from Amritsar seat, Jaitley declared his immovable and movable assets including that of his spouse at Rs 75.7 crore and Rs 37.32 crore respectively in his affidavit filed along with his nomination papers.

Seemingly fond of luxury cars, Jaitley has declared four wheelers including the high-end Porsche worth Rs 1.02 crore, Mercedes Benz (Rs 78.89 lakh), BMW (Rs 85.57 lakh), Honda Accord (Rs 20.44 lakh), and Toyota Fortuner (Rs 23.28 lakh) with a combined value of Rs 3.10 crore.

Among movable assets, Jaitley declared cash in hand worth Rs 1.35 crore while his spouse has cash worth Rs 7.5 lakh.

61-year-old Jaitley has bank balance of Rs 18.01 crore while he has investments in bonds and PPF amounting to Rs 2 crore and Rs 15 lakh respectively. He has shown personal loans and advances worth Rs 10.37 crore which also includes advances to his wife Sangeeta of Rs 8.20 crore.

Jaitley, who studied LLB from Delhi University in 1973-77, has gold jewellery worth Rs 1.88 crore which includes 5,630 grams of gold jewellery, 15 kg of silver and diamonds. His wife has gold jewelry, silver, diamonds worth Rs 23.44 lakh.

Among immovable assets worth Rs 75.70 crore, Jaitley owns a plot in Faridabad (Haryana), commercial property at Cyber Park in Gurgaon, five residential properties at Delhi, Gurgaon and Gandhinagar in Gujarat. 

Disclaimer: This is an ongoing series. The feature will be continuously updated as soon as more affidavits are analysed.




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Ambika Soni: Rs 117 crore

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Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni has declared assets worth Rs 117.99 crore in an affidavit while filing nomination papers for contesting from Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha constituency.

The 71-year-old Congress veteran is locked in a poll battle with SAD candidate Prem Singh Chandumajra.

The former Information and Broadcasting minister has declared movable and immovable assets including that of her spouse to the tune of Rs 15.41 crore and Rs 102.58 crore respectively.

With Rs 40,000 cash in hand, senior Congress leader has declared bank balance and investment in bonds, shares, mutual funds at Rs 44.53 lakh and Rs 4.58 crore respectively. Her spouse Uday Chand Soni has bank deposits and investments in bonds worth Rs 20.15 lakh and Rs 8.68 crore respectively.

Soni has 2005-make Optra car worth Rs 1.90 lakh. Among movable assets, Soni has 955 grams of gold jewelry worth Rs 26.99 lakh and 20.29 kg of silver valued at Rs 8.71 lakh.

Her husband also possesses gold and silver worth Rs 15.94 lakh.

As per her affidavit, Soni and her husband have assets in the form of loan to Chandigarh based Heritage Educational Society worth Rs 95 lakh.

Though Soni has no farm land in her name, her husband has agriculture land in Gurgaon (Haryana) and Hoshiarpur (Punjab).

Inherited from her father in the year 2000, Soni has share in residential property located at Friends colony, Mathura road in New Delhi with market value of Rs 32 crore.

Her husband also owns residential properties in Gurgaon and Delhi.

Both Soni and her husband have liability valued at Rs 15 lakh and Rs 2.63 crore respectively, as per affidavit.




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Kirron Kher: Rs 31.57 crore

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Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Chandigarh seat and Bollywood actress Kirron Kher's assets size is more than two fold than that of her actor husband Anupam Kher.

Kher declared her total assets size to the tune of Rs 31.57 crore as against Anupam Kher's assets of Rs 14.3 crore.

The 61-year-old actress declared her movable and immovable assets of Rs 7.69 crore and Rs 23.88 crore respectively. Among movable assets, Kirron declared her bank savings to the tune of Rs 2.31 crore.

Kirron's investments in tax-free bonds also stood at Rs one crore while Anupam had made investments in bonds valued at Rs 52.45 lakh. The affidavit also showed that Anupam Kher's investments of Rs 37.45 lakh in defunct and non-listed companies whose market value was nil.

Kirron owns 2007 model Mercedes Benz valued at Rs 61.08 lakh.

Kirron, who is MA in English Literature from PanjabUniversity in Chandigarh in 1973, owns 12 kg gold jewelry and 8 kg silver worth Rs 3.73 crore while Anupam Kher has 70 gram of gold jewelry valued at Rs 20 lakh.

Among immovable assets are concerned, Kirron has inherited property worth Rs 13.19 crore and her own property worth Rs 10.69 crore. Kirron has 25 per cent share in a Shop-cum-Office in Chandigarh, a residential flat in Mumbai and a bungalow in Chandigarh's posh sector.

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Anjali Damania: Rs 3.5 crore

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Aam Aadmi Party candidate for Nagpur Lok Sabha seat Anjali Damania has a immovable property worth Rs 3,50,10,000 and liabilities of around Rs 14 lakh. 

Damania, contesting against former BJP president Nitin Gadkari and sitting Congress MP Vilas Muttemwar, today filed her nomination papers for the April 10 polls.

Damania, convenor of the AAP's Maharashtra unit, has Rs 25,000 cash in hand, besides bank deposits of Rs 3,19,558, as per the declaration made by her.

Her assets comprise jewellery, furniture, fixtures etc. are valued at Rs 1,35,14,580, the affidavit said.

While her immovable property worth Rs 3,50,10,000 that of her husband Ansh Damania's stood at Rs 10,13,75,000, it said.

According to Damania, her movable property is valued at Rs 1,35,14,580 and liability stood at Rs 13,99,670. 

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Manoj Tiwari: Over Rs 19 crore

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Popular Bhojpuri actor-singer and BJP candidate Manoj Tiwari, who has filed nomination from North East Delhi constituency, has assets worth over Rs 19 crore.

Tiwari possesses eight houses -- three in Mumbai, two each in Delhi and Varanasi and one in Thane along with two agricultural and non-agricultural lands.

He has five cars which include Audi Q7, Innova, Mercedes Benz, Honda City and a Fortuner totally worth Rs 91.4 lakh.

Tiwari has shown 85.5 lakh as income in his last year's income tax return.

His movable assets, which include 130 gm gold and 4.5 lakh cash in hand along with insurance policies and deposits, is worth approximately Rs 6.9 crore.

His immovable property which includes agricultural, non agricultural lands and eight houses is worth approximately Rs 12.9 crore.

Tiwari has a liability of Rs 3.4 crore. He has no cases pending against him.

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Deepinder Singh Hooda: Rs 35 crore

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Two-time Congress MP and Haryana Chief Minister's son Deepinder Singh Hooda seeking re-election from Rohtak parliamentary constituency has declared his assets value, including that of his wife at over Rs 35 crore 

Thirty-six-year old Deepinder has declared his movable assets worth nearly Rs 4.44 crore while immovable assets are pegged at nearly Rs 11.77 crore.

Deepinder has declared movable and immovable assets of his wife Shweta Mirdha, who comes from a political family of Rajasthan, at approximately Rs 2.62 crore and Rs 17 crore, respectively.

Among movable assets, Deepinder has declared his cash-in-hand amount to Rs 9 lakh. He also has multiple savings accounts including Rs 83 lakh in Citibank, Connaught Circus branch at Delhi, Rs 23.9 lakh at ICICI branch at Delhi, Rs 24.44 lakh at SBI branch at Bazpur in Uttrakhand, investments in multiple mutual funds including L&T equity, HDFC premier equity, Reliance Banking Fund and UTI Opportunity Fund.

Deepinder has declared investment in a partnership firm at Rs 1.28 crore.

Wife Mirdha also has multiple saving accounts including HDFC Mehrauli branch at Delhi having Rs 11.95 lakh, HDFC bank branch, HT House, Delhi having Rs 7.87 lakh, besides investments in various mutual funds.

While Deepinder possessed 1345 gram gold worth Rs 62.46 lakh, his wife has gold jewellery weighing 989 gram valued at nearly Rs 90.33 lakh, according to the details filed by the Congress candidate in his affidavit submitted before the Returning Officer.

As far as his immovable assets are concerned, Deepinder has chunks of agriculture land including the one at Bazpur in Uttrakhand, a residential flat Neb Sarai, Delhi while wife has share in piece of agriculture land at Jaipur and Jodhpur, besides also possessing two residential flats at Ferozeshah Road in Delhi.

While Deepinder possesses some of his property from inheritance, his wife has declared value of her inherited property at around Rs 9 crore.

Deepinder, a MBA from Kelly School of Business who did his schooling from MayoCollege at Ajmer, has also declared his income for 2012-13 at Rs 79.75 lakh and that of his wife at Rs 1.47 lakh.

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Nitin Gadkari: Over Rs 4 crore

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The assets of former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, who will be contesting his debut Lok Sabha election from Nagpur, include a 1,050 sq ft flat worth Rs 3.87 crore in Mumbai and jewellery worth over Rs 86 lakhs.

The market value of his flat in a housing society at suburban Worli was Rs 52,05,000 when purchased in 2004.

According to his affidavit, Gadkari has jewellery worth Rs 86,16,230, along with Hindu Undivided Family assets of Rs 59,87,562. His wife Kanchan owns ornaments worth Rs 63,88,623.

Gadkari's total investments in National Saving Scheme, postal and LIC mutual funds stood at Rs 1,55,200 and that of his wife's at Rs 12,05,529.

While the senior BJP leader's aggregate investments in shares stood at Rs 14,89,500, he is maintaining a balance of Rs 21,18,164 in accounts in eight different banks.

He has opened a separate bank account for electoral purpose with balance of Rs 7,01,000, while cash in hand is Rs 24,500, according to the affidavit.

Gadkari has invested Rs 11,86,500 and his wife Rs 18,40,000 in business.

As per the affidavit, he has taken a loan of Rs one crore from the Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited for the purpose of procuring property.

Gadkari's total liabilities stood at Rs 1,30,35,000. He has a fleet of vehicles worth Rs 14,70,000, the affidavit said.

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K Visweswar Reddy: Over Rs 500 crore

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TRS candidate from Chevella Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana, K Visweswar Reddy, has declared that he and his family owns assets worth over Rs 500 crore.

According to the affidavit accompanying his nomination, Reddy, son-in-law of Apollo Hospitals founder Pratap C Reddy, has movable assets of Rs 171.72 crore.

His wife Sangita Reddy, a director in the Apollo Hospitals group, has assets of Rs 243.27 crore.

Reddy declared that his family -- including the couple's sons -- together has movable assets of Rs 478 crore, comprising investments and deposits. The immovable assets are worth about Rs 50 crore, the affidavit said.

The family has liabilities of over Rs 7.40 crore. 




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