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Youngest candidate in Jharkhand is also richest

india Updated: Apr 07, 2009 16:21 IST

Saurabh Narayan Singh is the youngest candidate for the Lok Sabha elections from Jharkhand. He is also the richest candidate in the fray.

In the declaration given to the Election Commission, Singh, 31, says he owns assets over Rs 85 crore (Rs 850 million).

He has property worth Rs 75 crore (Rs 750 million) in Hazaribagh and Padma, Rs 40 lakh (Rs 4 million) worth of jewellery and Rs 42.5 lakh (Rs 4.2 million) in cash.

He also owns immovable property at Patna and Delhi worth Rs 10 crore (Rs 100 million). Congress nominee Singh is the scion of the royal family of Padma Estate in Hazaribagh district.

Singh, who became a legislator at the age of 27, will take on former union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha.

Sinha has declared assets worth Rs 3.57 crore (Rs 35.7 million). Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Rameshwar Oraon and his wife have declared assets worth Rs 2.35 crore (Rs 23.5 million). Oraon is seeking re-election from Lohardaga seat.