Arvind Kejriwal's assets: Less money, more lawsuits

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 21, 2015 20:35 IST

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and his wife own assets worth about Rs 2.09 crore, Rs five lakh less since he declared his wealth during last year's Lok Sabha election while legal cases against him have gone up in the same period.

According to details provided by Kejriwal in the latest affidavit to the Election Commission, the former chief minister declared movable assets at Rs 2.26 lakh while his wife has a total of Rs 15.28 lakh including 300 gm of gold worth Rs 9 lakh and 24 gm silver worth Rs 24,000.

During Lok Sabha elections, Kejriwal had declared movable assets worth Rs 4.25 lakh owned by him and Rs 17.41 lakh of his wife Sunita. Their immovable assets, which include three flats, have not changed whereas movable assets in cash have gone down by about Rs 5 lakh. The combined assets of the former Delhi chief minister and his wife amount to about Rs 2.09 crore.

Whereas their combined assets stood at Rs 2.14 crore during last year's Lok Sabha elections when he contested from Varanasi against Narendra Modi. Kejriwal is Aam Aadmi Party's Chief Ministerial candidate and is contesting from New Delhi Assembly seat. He also mentioned that 10 cases are pending against him in different courts compared to seven cases mentioned by him in the last affidavit.

The AAP leader in the affidavit said he has two flats --one at Indirapuram, Ghaziabad and another at Sivani in Haryana. The value of the flat at Indirapuram has been put at Rs 55 lakh while the flat at Sivani is worth Rs 37 lakh. Kejriwal's wife Sunita has a 2,244 sq feet flat in Gurgaon worth Rs 1 crore. In the affidavit, he has mentioned that he has Rs 15,000 in hand and while his wife has Rs 10,000 in cash.

His wife has a total liability of Rs 41 lakh which includes Rs 30 lakh home loan from State Bank of India and Rs 11 lakh loan from relatives. Kejriwal had declared a total income of Rs 2.07 lakh in 2013-14 while his wife's income in that period was Rs 11.83 lakh.

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