Five politicians, 213 crore, one mega poll, what affidavit papers say
Updated On : 09 Apr 2019,01:06 PM
Today is the last day of campaigning for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019. The first phase of elections will take place on April 11. Voters in 91 constituencies across India will choose from 1,279 candidates in the first phase. Top leaders are in the race to woo voters. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress have both announced their vision for the next five years to rule the country. The counting of votes will take place on May 23. With billionaire Hema Malini, here are the asset details of top five politicians who have filed the nominations for upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.
Amit Shah: According to the affidavit, submitted by BJP chief Amit Shah he and his wife's annual incomes, as per ITR of 2017-18, stood at Rs 2.84 crore, which comprised Rs 53.90 lakh for Shah and Rs 2.30 crore for Sonalben. The affidavit goes on to inform that the BJP chief and his wife do not own a car.
Rahul Gandhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has assets worth over 15.88 crore, according to the affidavit filed by him while submitting his nomination papers for Wayanad Lok Sabha seat. The affidavit shows that Rahul Gandhi does not own a car and has a total liability of Rs 72 lakh as loans from various banks and other financial institutions. Rahul Gandhi has declared movable assets to the tune of Rs 5,80,58,799 and immovable assets worth Rs 10,08,18,284, with his total assets being worth Rs 15,88,77,083.
Urmila Matondkar: Congress candidate Urmila Matondkar has declared assets worth Rs 68.28 crore in her election affidavit. Actor-turned-politician Matondkar's income in 2013-14 stood at Rs 1.27 crore, which more than doubled to Rs 2.85 crore in 2017-18, as per her affidavit. Matondkar's movable and immovable assets worth Rs 40,93,46,474 and Rs 27,34,81,000, respectively, while her husband owns movable and immovable assets at Rs 32,35,752.53 and Rs 30,00,000, respectively. Matondkar has loan outstanding of Rs 32 lakh.
Nitin Gadkari: His income has jumped from Rs 2.7 lakh in 2013-14 to Rs 6.4 lakh in 2017-18 -- a hike of around 137 percent in five years. Gadkari has declared movable and immovable assets worth Rs 25.12 crore in the affidavit, PTI has reported. As per his tax return forms, his total income stood at Rs 2,66,390 in 2013-14 and Rs 6,40,700 in 2017-18.
Hema Malini: The film actor is a billionaire with the value of her assets have been increased by a whopping Rs 34.46 crore in the last five years, discloses an affidavit filed by her with the poll panel. The affidavit shows Hema Malini presently owns total wealth including bungalows, jewelleries, cars, shares and term deposits worth over Rs 101 crore, while five years ago before the 2014 general elections, her total assets had been valued at nearly Rs 66 crore.