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Press Trust Of India
Chandigarh, March 21, 2014
Haryana Janhit Congress chief Kuldeep Bishnoi on Friday declared his assets size including that of his spouse to the tune of more than Rs. 78 crore, up by over 60 per cent as against assets of nearly Rs. 48 crore shown during last Lok Sabha by election in 2011.

Forty five-year-old Bishnoi, who filed his nomination papers along with affidavit at Hisar in Haryana from where he is seeking re-election, saw his movable assets ballooning to Rs. 58.70 crore on the back of rising bank deposits and extending personal loans.

Bishnoi had declared movable assets of Rs. 15.51 crore during the last polls. Among movable assets, Bishnoi declared cash in hand amounting to Rs. 4.85 lakh. He and his wife have bank deposits amounting to Rs. 18.39 crore and Rs. 27.83 lakh respectively.

Both have investments in bonds worth Rs. 1.67 crore and 2.94 crore respectively. Seemingly fond of premium cars, Bishnoi has declared a range of cars including Jaguar XF worth Rs. 39.39 lakh, Audi Q7 valued at Rs. 45.70 lakh, Range Rover at Rs. 68.47 lakh and Tata Safari at Rs. 9.79 lakh.

Bishnoi has declared immovable assets worth Rs. 16.52 crore which comprises farm land valued at Rs. 4.63 crore, industrial plot and service station worth Rs. 60 lakh and commercial building with a market value of Rs. 3.79 crore.

Bishnoi, who holds BA degree from DAV college, Chandigarh, in 1990-91, owns a house in Hisar and in DLF Golf Course Gurgaon having a combined market value of Rs. 7.5 crore.

Bishnoi and his wife have jewellery amounting to Rs. 5.1 lakh (178.6 gm) and Rs. 20.40 lakh (680 gm) respectively. Bishnoi had declared jewellery valued at Rs. 5 lakh (178.6 gm) in his affidavit filed in last polls in 2011.

Besides holding sizeable amount of assets, Bishnoi also has liabilities in his name and his wife's name amounting to Rs. 9.60 crore and Rs. 84.14 lakh respectively. Bishnoi, son of late Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal, has declared his occupation in agriculture and business, and has filed income tax return of Rs. 98.53 lakh for 2012-13.