Congress president Sonia Gandhi has assets worth over Rs. 9.28 crore, though she does not have a vehicle in her name, according to an affidavit submitted along with her nomination papers she filed for the Rae Bareli seat on Wednesday.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi during the release of the Congress manifesto 2014 for upcoming Lok Sabha election at AICC, New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
She has movable assets worth Rs. 2.81 crore and immovable assets worth Rs. 6.47 crore, according to the affidavit.
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Taken with the declarations made by her in the last elections, Ms Gandhi's assets show a six-fold increase. Congress sources said it was only because last time the declaration of value of assets was based on the book value while this time it was based on market value.
Gandhi has given a loan of Rs. 9 lakh to her son Rahul and in her income tax returns for 2012-13 she had shown her income as over Rs. 14.21 lakh.
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Among the movable assets, she has Rs. 85,000 in cash, Rs. 66 lakh in banks, Rs. 10 lakh worth of bonds and shares worth Rs. 1.90 lakh.
Gandhi has mutual funds worth Rs. 82.20 lakh, PPF amounting to Rs. 42.49 lakh, National Saving Scheme of Rs. 2.86 lakh and ornaments worth over Rs. 62 lakh.
Among the immovable assets, she has declared an ancestral property in Italy worth Rs. 19.90 lakh besides land valued at Rs. 4.86 crore in Deramandi village, another land worth Rs. 1.40 crore in Sultanpur village, the affidavit said.
Last time while filing her nomination papers from here in 2009, Sonia Gandhi had declared her assets over Rs. 1.37 crore.