Amethi, Apr 12 UNI | 4 months ago

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has declared his financial assets worth at Rs 9.40 crore, a rise of around four times in the last five years, in comparison to 2009 declaration.

Mr Gandhi claimed to have movable assets worth Rs 8.07 crore and immovable assets worth Rs 1.33 crore as shown in his affidavit, filed along with his nomination papers from the Amethi Lok Sabha seat today.

The Congress vice-president accompanied by his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, his sister Priyanaka Vadra and her husband Robert, filed his nomination papers at Gauriganj, after holding a 42 km-long road show along with the family members.

Mr Gandhi filed nominations in four sets and the proposers were Legislator Radheshyam Dhobi, Mohammad Naim, Rajnarain Yadav and Prem Narain Tiwari.

In his affidavit, the AICC vice-president said that his annual income in 2012-13 was more than Rs 92 lakh, but still does not have a vehicle or a residential house on his name. In 2009 elections, he had claimed his assets worth Rs 2.25 crore.

Mr Gandhi disclosed that he has Rs 35,000 in cash in hand, which was Rs 7,000 in 2009, while in different bank accounts, he has Rs 9.50 lakh at present.

The Nehru-Gandhi-scion disclosed that he has 1900 shares of Young Indian company worth Rs 1.90 lakh, while having HDFC mutual funds worth Rs 81.28 lakh. He has Rs 20.70 lakh in Post Office savings, PPF account and Insurance policies.

The Congress vice-president has jewellery weighing 333.300 gm worth Rs 2.87 lakh, besides having other movable property worth Rs 1.81 lakh.

Mr Gandhi, along with his sister Priyanka, have a joint agriculture land of 4.692 acres on the name of Indira Gandhi farm house at Sultanpur Mehrauli in New Delhi worth Rs 1.33 crore.

In 2009, Mr Gandhi had disclosed in his assets, two commercial shops but this time, it was not shown.

He also does not have any commercial or residential house or flats in his name.

The Congress vice-president also has taken a loan of Rs 18 lakh, of which Rs nine lakh he has taken as loan from his mother Sonia Gandhi. He has no government, Income Tax or other dues. Amethi is going to polls on May 7 and Mr Gandhi is contesting for the third consecutive time to retain the seat.

Other prominent candidates from the Amethi seat are TV star Smriti Irani of BJP and poet Kumar Vishwas of AAP.

(Posted on 12-04-2014)