BSP candidate from Varanasi Mukhtar Ansari and his wife are crorepatis but the better half of the jailed leader has almost double assets and a luxury car in her name. As per the affidavit submitted with his nomination papers before the District Electoral officer, Ansari has claimed that he has no cash in hand while his wife Afshan has Rs 3,75,000 in her possession. He has a deposit of Rs 5,73,561 while Rs 11,80,433 is deposited in the accounts of Afshan. The jailed leader also has an LIC policy of Rs 1,90,000.
While Ansari himself has no four wheeler in his name, his wife is the owner of a luxury car. Ansari has three gold and two diamond rings besides two gold chains worth Rs 2,25,000. But, his wife has ornaments worth Rs 20 lakh.The Varanasi candidate has agricultural land worth Rs 1.50 crore and a house worth Rs 5 lakh at Ghazipur while Afshan is the owner of non-agricultural land worth Rs 1.57 crore besides 17 shops. She also owns a hotel worth over Rs 1.25 crore.