Just days earlier Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav was hurling verbal volleys at “lady officer” Ministhy D, the returning officer for Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency and district magistrate as well. On Friday, Yadav was facing Ministhy again, when he filed his nomination for the Mainpuri seat. The air between the two was absolutely formal.
Yadav had allegedly issued threats and made gender specific comments directed at Ministhy that had landed him in trouble with the poll panel.
Yadav, accompanied by Sanjay Dutt and Amar Singh, filed his papers at sharp 11 am, his auspicious hour. Jaya Bachchan was also there but she denied entry as she was late.
The assets declared by Yadav were worth Rs 2,23,99,220, up from Rs 1.15 cr in the 2004 election. Of this movable property worth is Rs 1.53 crore. He owns 16.27 acres of agricultural land in and around Saifai village. He has a house in Etawah’s Civil Lines and one in Lucknow. He also has a housing plot in Etawah. Yadav gets Rs 3,40,432 in interest from other properties under the Hindu Undivided Family Act. He does not have any investments in shares, bonds and debentures. He has bank deposits worth Rs 31,13,410.