While millionaire Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) president Kuldeep Bishnoi has a liability of a computer against Parliament, wife of another super-rich candidate from Sirsa and chief of Haryana Lokhit Party, Gopal Kanda, has two weapons in her name.
A random study by Hindustan Times of affidavits submitted to the Election Commission of India by various candidates contesting the assembly polls has thrown up interesting facts.
Samast Bharatiya Party chief and candidate from Tosham in Bhiwani, Sudesh Kumar Aggarwal has 29 SUVs and luxury cars registered in his name. Aggarwal, a businessman, has given personal loans to the tune of `27.85 crore while he and his wife have total assets of `44.27 crore. According to the affidavit filed with the EC, the couple having interests in plastic manufacturing industry and real estate has no financial liability.
Known for his lavish lifestyle, Kuldeep Bishnoi, who owns several high-end automobiles, including Jaguar, Audi and Range Rover, has given his full postal address as the modest: 80, New Grain Market, Adampur, Hisar.
Bishnoi has several properties in Hisar, including a residential accommodation comprising three plots at Sector 15-A, Hisar.
In the column “any other dues”, Bishnoi, a former member of Lok Sabha from Hisar, has mentioned “liability of a computer against Parliament”. However, no sum is mentioned in the column.
Gopal Kanda, the controversial former state minister and Haryana Lokhit Party candidate from Sirsa, and his spouse has worth of `114 crore.
According to the affidavit, Kanda is “under-matric” and is facing criminal cases, including abetting his ex-employee’s suicide. Kanda and his wife Saraswati Devi have a pistol and a rifle each in their respective names.
Congress nominee from Panipat, Varinder Shah aka Bulle Shah has not mentioned the current rates of immovable assets registered his and his wife’s name. Brother of five-time Congress legislator Balbir Pal Shah, Bulle has furnished details that he has a domestic furniture worth `8 lakh but did not evaluate the current costs of his houses, industry buildings, etc., and filled the columns as “not known”.
Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Thanesar in Kurukshetra, Subhash Sudha has claimed himself as an agriculturist whereas he has not shown any piece of farm land in his name.
Bureaucrat-turned-BJP candidate from Nangal Chaudhary, Abhe Singh Yadav has an expensive firearm of Webley worth `3 lakh. Yadav is a PhD in law from Panjab University.
An independent candidate from Indri in Karnal, Rakesh Baag Singh has two criminal cases against him but in the affidavit the candidate has written that “he did not remember” the names of courts, case or taking any cognisance of cases and dates or charges framed by the courts.
Haryana Jan Chetna Party candidate from Ambala City, Venod Sharma, who has heavy investments in sugar mills, hospitality, real estate, orchards does not have any vehicle in his name. However, Sharma has spent on huts for ‘malis’ (gardeners) and cowsheds from his income.
Two-time legislator Jai Prakash Gupta, who is contesting as an Independent candidate from Karnal, has shown his movable assets as `65,563 whereas he has a liability of `1.61 crore towards Confed, a state-government owned company.
PWD minister and Congress nominee from Kaithal Randeep Surjewala has shown financial liability of `50 lakh towards Varinder Kumar, son of one Hukumat from Panipat. Though it is not confirmed that Surjewala had taken a loan from Varinder, the Congress candidate from Panipat, whose father’s name was also late Hukumat Shah.
What candidates declared
Wife of HLP chief Gopal Kanda has two firearms in her name
HJCP candidate from Ambala City, Venod Sharma, a moneybag, does not have any vehicle in his name.
Samast Bharatiya Party chief and candidate from Tosham has 29 SUVs, luxury cars registered in his name
BJP candidate from Thanesar has claimed himself to be an agriculturist but had not shown any farm land in his name.