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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

Spotlight back on Kirron family feud

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times   Chandigarh, April 07, 2014
First Published: 07:46 IST(7/4/2014) | Last Updated: 07:47 IST(7/4/2014)

Spotlight is back on a property dispute between Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Kirron Kher and her sisterin-law, Gurindesh Kaur, with the former’s entering the race for this Lok Sabha seat.

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Days after Gurindesh Kaur, wife of Kirron’s brother, Amardeep Singh, wrote to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and other politicians that Kirron had grabbed her prime property in Chandigarh, on Sunday she accused the film actress of threatening her and the UT administration officials of conniving in transferring the assets illegally.

Hours after her briefing, lieutenant colonel Thakar Singh (retd), candidate’s father, broke his long silence on the issue and stated through a public-relations firm that the property was his gift to Kirron.
He stated that his wife and he, as original owners of the property, and decided to pass it on to both daughters of their own will, following all the rules.

“The authorities accepted it many years ago. Kir ron had nothing to do with our decisions,” said lieutenant colonel Thakar Singh (retd). “Gurindesh also received property, yet she chose to file cases against my daughters and me,” he added.

He accused Gurindesh of threatening him. “I do not feel safe with Gurindesh and her daughters, who have tried to trap me many times into saying things and recording the conversations without my consent. As a senior citizen, I feel safe only with my daughters,” he stated.

The controversy started when Kirron submitted in her affidavit to returning officer on March 21 that she owned 25% of SCO 18 in Sector 17-E, besides a house in Sector 8. Both assets are worth about 13 crore.

A day after Kirron filed nomination papers, Gurindesh Kaur approached the RO, claiming that the BJP candidate had submitted wrong information and the property was part of Hindu undivided family and the case was pending.

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