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Sushma wealthiest among BJP candidates

OF THE four BJP candidates who filed nomination papers today for Rajya Sabha elections, Sushma Swaraj is the wealthiest. Also, except Vikram Verma, who has shown a court case pending against him, none of the other candidates faces any criminal case as shown in their affidavits.

india Updated: Mar 15, 2006 01:40 IST

OF THE four BJP candidates who filed nomination papers today for Rajya Sabha elections, Sushma Swaraj is the wealthiest. Also, except Vikram Verma, who has shown a court case pending against him, none of the other candidates faces any criminal case as shown in their affidavits.

A law graduate, 54-years-old Sushma Swaraj has Rs 15,655 in cash while her spouse Swaraj Kaushal has Rs 8699.54 in hand. Her dependent Bansuri Swaraj has GBP 100 in cash.

Sushma Swaraj has Rs 50931.96 in State Bank of India, Parliament House branch, while her spouse has Rs 48511.82 in Canara Bank at Delhi. Besides he has an FD of Rs 1 lakh. Their daughter has in her bank GBP 4187.80 as educational expenses at Natwest Bank, London.

While Sushma has RBI bond worth Rs 2 lakh, her spouse has two bonds -- one RBI bond worth Rs 32 lakh and the other Government of India bond worth Rs 1 crore. The column of other financial instruments shows Rs 4,98,418 in PPF account of the leader and a similar amount in PPF account of her spouse.

She does not have any vehicle in her name but her husband has got one Mercedes, one Ambassador and one Maruti Zen. She has 60 tolas of jewellery valued at Rs 1,69,800 on the date of its acquisition. Their daughter has 33 tolas of jewellery worth Rs 1,73,580.

Other movable assets show Rs 28,86,137 as Sushma Swaraj's advance to her spouse and Rs 2,25,000 advance to her daughter.
Similarly, her spouse's other assets column shows his advance to MTNL - Rs 6,000, to Petrol Pump - Rs 10,000 and to Randeep Singh - Rs 25 lakh. Her daughter's advance amount to Kaushal is Rs 24,70,932.

Of the immovable properties she or her spouse does not own any agriculture or non-agriculture land or buildings. Sushma Swaraj has a flat and parking space in her name at Dhawandeep Building, Delhi, worth Rs 1,34,81,011 (book value).

Her spouse has also got a flat, parking space and basement store in the same building worth Rs 1,13,28,104 (book value). The leader paid Rs 87,310 against the income tax in 2005-06. The 80-year-old Narayan Kesari's affidavit shows he has Rs 10,000 in cash. He has got Rs 19.50 lakh in banks while invested Rs 30,000 in ICICI schemes. He has got postal bond of Rs 1.50 lakh, 900 gram gold and 600 gram silver.

Notably, Kesari who is facing charges of having got married four times has not mentioned anybody as his spouse. His dependents names are also missing. He does not own agriculture or non-agriculture land. He owns a flat worth Rs 2 lakh at Indore.

The senior BJP leader Vikram Verma shows Rs 50,000 in cash and Rs 6.49 lakh in banks. His spouse Neena Verma has Rs 5.56 lakh in banks. He has mentioned the (LIC) policies but not specified the amounts. He owns a Tevera car while his daughter Kshitij Verma has an Alto Maruti car in her name. The jewellery in their joint names includes 60 tola of gold, 8 to 10 kg of silver dishes and a diamond set worth Rs 2 lakh.

Of immovable property he owns 3.946 hectare of land worth Rs 7 lakh and 3.680 hectare of land worth Rs 6 lakh. There is 2.592 hectare of land worth Rs 5 lakh in his wife's name. He does not have any building or flat. The ancestral building he had came under submerged area of Sardar Sarovar Project and he got Rs 6.20 lakh against compensation.

A postgraduate, 44-year-old Anusuiya Uike has Rs 5000 in cash and Rs 2,36,00 in banks. She has invested Rs 50,000 in mutual fund, Rs 2.30 lakh in the fixed deposit and Rs 6 lakh in monthly income scheme.

She has a Maruti 800 car and 10 tolas of gold worth Rs 60,000. Of immovable property she owns 0.86-acre land worth Rs 5 lakh and four acres of non-agriculture land worth Rs 10,000. A flat in her name at Ankur Complex, Bhopal, is worth Rs 2.38 lakh. Loans from banks show Rs 98,730 in her name.

First Published: Mar 15, 2006 01:40 IST