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Manpreet has assets worth Rs 58.14 cr

chandigarh Updated: Apr 05, 2014 08:47 IST

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Manpreet Singh Badal has assetsworth Rs 58.14 crore, including properties at Haryana and Rajasthan.

The People's Party of Punjab chief, who is contesting from the Bathinda Lok Sabha seat for the elections to be held on April 30, on Friday filed his nominations on the Congress symbol, with which his party has tied up for the polls.

As per the affidavit filed before the returning officer here, Manpreet declared assets worth Rs 58.14 crore, with movable assets to the tune of Rs 17.81 crore and immovable assets worth Rs 40.33 crore.

He has declared his gross total value in the form of cash, vehicles and jewellery at Rs 7,15,976; Rs 18,66,750 of his wife Venu; Rs 15,219,277 of Hindu Undivided Family (HUF); and Rs 10,876 in the name of his son Arjan.

His immovable properties include agricultural land and showrooms which amount to Rs 40,33,27,258, including properties at Gurgaon, Ganganagar, SAS Nagar and other parts of Punjab.

Manpreet, who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls for the first time, joined the Congress fold and was approved as the candidate from Bathinda by the state party unit.

He said, "Today onwards, the Congress whip will be all binding on me as I am now contesting the Lok Sabha polls on its symbol."

Asked about the fate of his political outfit People's of Punjab (PPP), Manpreet said, "The PPP continues to exist."

Stating that it was part of poll strategy, he said Manpreet said he wanted "to give a befitting reply to the state rulers", besides adhering to the wishes of Congress leaders and workers.