Sonia's assets worth over Rs 9 crore, but she doesn't own a car

  • PTI, Rae Bareli
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  • Updated: Apr 03, 2014 02:11 IST

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)


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.

She has movable assets worth Rs 2.81 crore and immovable assets worth Rs 6.47 crore, according to the affidavit.

Read: Sonia Gandhi files nomination from Rae Bareli

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.

 

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