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Ambika Soni declares assets worth over Rs 117 cr

punjab Updated: Apr 07, 2014 19:53 IST

Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni today declared her assets worth Rs 117.99 crore in an affidavit while filing nomination papers for contesting from Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha constituency.

The 71-year-old Congress veteran is locked in a poll battle with SAD candidate Prem Singh Chandumajra.

Congress decided to field Soni from Anandpur Sahib parliamentary constituency after shifting incumbent MP Ravneet Singh Bittu to Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat.

In her affidavit, former Information and Broadcasting minister has declared movable and immovable assets including that of her spouse to the tune of Rs 15.41 crore and Rs 102.58 crore respectively.

With Rs 40,000 cash in hand, senior Congress leader has declared bank balance and investment in bonds, shares, mutual funds at Rs 44.53 lakh and Rs 4.58 crore respectively. Her spouse Uday Chand Soni has bank deposits and investments in bonds worth Rs 20.15 lakh and Rs 8.68 crore respectively.

Soni has 2005 make Optra car worth Rs 1.90 lakh. Among movable assets, Soni has 955 grams of gold jewelry worth Rs 26.99 lakh and 20.29 kg of silver valued at Rs 8.71 lakh.

Her husband also possesses gold and silver worth Rs 15.94 lakh.

As per her affidavit, Soni and her husband have assets in the form of loan to Chandigarh based Heritage Educational Society worth Rs 95 lakh.

Though Soni has no farm land in her name, her husband has agriculture land in Gurgaon (Haryana) and Hoshiarpur (Punjab).

Inherited from her father in the year 2000, Soni has share in residential property located at Friends colony, Mathura road in New Delhi with market value of Rs 32 crore.

Her husband also owns residential properties in Gurgaon and Delhi.

Both Soni and her husband have liability valued at Rs 15 lakh and Rs 2.63 crore respectively, as per affidavit.

Soni did her Matric from Government Model School in Chandigarh in 1956 and completed her Post Graduation Diploma in Spanish and Literature from University of Havana Cuba in year 1967.