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Sonia declares assets, does not own a car

According to the financial declaration she submitted along with her nomination papers in Rae Bareli, the total worth of Gandhi's jewellery is Rs 21.66 lakh.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2006 15:34 IST

Congress president Sonia Gandhi owns no car and the money she holds in cash is a meagre Rs 20,000.

But she does have an ancestral house in her country of origin Italy and its worth Rs 13 lakh.

According to the financial declaration she submitted along with her nomination papers in Rae Bareli, the total worth of Gandhi's jewellery is Rs 21.66 lakh.

The break-up as mentioned in the declaration shows she owns 2518.450 grams of jewellery, whose total worth is Rs 10.49 lakh. Her silverware amounts to 88 kg, with a value of Rs 11.17 lakh.

The UPA Chairperson owns no motor vehicle, the declaration said, but she has lent Rs 5,04,394 to her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

The Congress president has Rs 85,338 in her savings bank account in UCO and Rs 20 lakh in fixed deposit in the same bank.

She owns Rs 12 lakh in RBI bonds and Rs 52,800 in UTI, besides holding ten shares of Maruti Technical Services Pvt Ltd, whose worth was not quoted in the declaration.

Also, she owns 500 shares of Western India Tanneries, her declaration said without quoting their value.

First Published: Apr 17, 2006 15:15 IST