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Gautam Gambhir richest among Lok Sabha candidates in Delhi

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 24 April 2019, 12:23 AM
Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir is BJP's East Delhi candidate (Image Credit: Twitter)
Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir is BJP's East Delhi candidate (Image Credit: Twitter)
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Gautam Gambhir is richest among all candidates in fray for Lok Sabha election in Delhi.
    • Gautam gambhir is BJP's East Delhi candidate. 
    • He has shown an income of Rs 12.40 crore in income tax returns.

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir is the richest among all the candidates in fray for the Lok Sabha election in Delhi with total assets worth Rs 147 core. The cricketer-turned-politician, who will be making his electoral debut from East Delhi, has shown an income of nearly Rs 12.40 crore in the income tax returns filed for 2017-18. His wife Natasha Gambhir declared an income of Rs 6.15 lakh in the IT returns filed during the same period.

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has a total of movable and immovable assets worth over Rs 24 crore, an increase of over Rs 4.33 crore from 2014, according to his poll affidavit. He has shown an income of Rs 48.03 lakh in the income tax return for 2017-18 while in the affidavit filed in 2014, he had declared an income of over Rs 85 lakh.

BJP MP from South Delhi Ramesh Bidhuri has movable and immovable assets worth Rs 18 crore, an increase of close to Rs 3.5 crore in the last five years, according to his affidavit. Bidhuri, his wife and dependent Himanshu have shown an income of over Rs 16.72 lakh, Rs 3.09 lakh and Rs 3.18 lakh respectively in the IT returns filed in 2017-18.

The 57-year-old leader, who is pitted against debutants Vijender Singh from Congress and Aam Aadmi Party's Raghav Chadha for the South Delhi seat, declared movable assets worth over Rs 1.37 crore while his wife has cash and jewellery worth over Rs 13.21 lakh. He has declared immovable assets worth Rs 11.80 crore while his wife has properties worth 4.57 crore.He has shown liabilities of over Rs 20.38 lakh.

Bidhuri completed his graduation from the Delhi University's Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and LLB from Chaudhary Charan Singh University from Meerut.Congress candidate for South Delhi Vijender Singh has declared movable and immovable assets worth Rs 3.57 crore and Rs 5.05 crore respectively.Former chief minister and Congress candidate Sheila Dikshit, who filed her nomination from the North-East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency on Tuesday, declared personal assets worth over Rs 4.92 crore.

According to an affidavit filed by Dikshit, the 81-year-old Congress veteran has an apartment in Nizamuddin area which has a market value of around Rs 1.88 crore.Former Indian opener Gambhir (37) has declared immovable and movable assets worth over Rs 147 crore.

He has a criminal case of cheating pending against him.He declared movable assets estimated to be worth over Rs 116 crore and immovable assets worth Rs 28 crore and liabilities nearly Rs 34.20 crore in his poll affidavit. He completed his schooling from Modern School, Barakhamba Road and did his graduation from Delhi University's Hindu College.Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans, who will be contesting from the North West Delhi, showed an income of nearly Rs 9.28 lakh in the income tax returns filed in 2017-18.

In the 2013-14 financial year, he had declared an income of nearly Rs 22.64 lakh. He and his wife have declared movable assets worth Rs 1.44 crore and Rs 18.50 lakh respectively. His immovable assets are worth Rs 11.48 crore.He owns a Toyota Innova, Ford Endeavour and Maruti Gypsy. He has declared liabilities of over Rs 23.89 lakh.

First Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:22 AM
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