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Jamshedpur candidate Bidyut becomes crorepati, Champai’s wealth grows three times in five years

Mahato’s businessman son Kunal Mahato has movable assets worth Rs 9.68 lakh and his daughter Shalini Mahato has movable assets worth Rs 4.82 lakh. Bidyut has three vehicles – two Scorpio and a Fortuner while he also possesses a NP bore revolver, a NP bore rifle and a double barrel gun

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 24, 2019 12:09 IST
Debashish Sarkar
Debashish Sarkar
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
Jamshedpur candidate,Bidyut becomes crorepati,Champai’s wealth
Chief minister Raghubar Das along with BJP candidate of Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat Bidyut Baran Mahato in a procession going for the nomination of Mahato in Jamshedpur ( Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times)

While BJP candidate from Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat Bidyut Baran Mahato’s assets doubled in the last five years, assets of his arch rival Champai Soren, a grand alliance candidate, have grown by over three times.

As per the Mahato’s affidavit filed with the Jamshedpur returning officer (RO) Amit Kumar on Saturday, outgoing Jamshedpur MP’s total assets now stands at Rs 1.76 crore from Rs 94 lakh in 2014. He has declared to have movable assets worth Rs 65 lakh and immovable assets worth Rs 1.11 crore now. His wife Usha Mahato has movable assets worth Rs 48 lakh and immovable assets worth Rs 38.65 lakh.

Mahato’s businessman son Kunal Mahato has movable assets worth Rs 9.68 lakh and his daughter Shalini Mahato has movable assets worth Rs 4.82 lakh. Bidyut has three vehicles – two Scorpio and a Fortuner while he also possesses a NP bore revolver, a NP bore rifle and a double barrel gun. His wife too has a 12 bore double barrel gun in her name. He has three cases of model code of conduct violating pending against him as of now.

On the other hand, Soren’s total assets have gone up to Rs 2.28 crore from Rs 62.90 lakh in 2014 while his family wealth shrunk as per the affidavit filed by him along with his nomination on Monday.

Interestingly, a matriculate in 1974 from RKM School (Bistupur), Champai’s affidavit now mentions having a son and a daughter while he had mentioned three sons and a daughter in his affidavit for 2014 assembly elections.

As per the affidavit filed on Monday with East Sighbhum returning officer (RO), Champai mentioned son Akash Soren and daughter Bala Soren but in his 2014 affidavit filed in Searaikela-Kharsawan he had mentioned two more son’s names, Babulal Soren and Simal Soren. When asked, Champai told the media that they no longer lived with him and hence their names were not mentioned in the affidavit.

As per his current affidavit, 62-year-old Champai now has movable assets worth Rs 8.24 lakh and in wife’s name movable assets worth Rs 89.42 lakh. He has immovable assets worth Rs 48.94 lakh while his wife has immovable assets worth Rs 4.42 lakh. He has Rs 70, 000 and his wife Rs 40, 000 while his son Akash has assets worth Rs 1.19 lakh and daughter Bala Rs 1.27 lakh.

He has Rs 42.71 lakh in banks while his wife has Rs 16.48 lakh and his son and daughter have Rs 50,1800 and Rs 49,1100 in banks. He also has loan worth Rs 27.54 lakh in his name and Rs 48.95 lakh in wife’s name. Champai has Toyota, Ambassador and Jeep worth Rs 35.10 lakh in his name and two Highway vehicles worth Rs 66.66 lakh in his wife’s name.

He has gold jewelry worth Rs 1.23 lah and his wife Manko Soren jewelry worth Rs 5.87 lakh while his son has jewelry worth Rs 46,36000 and daughter jewelry worth Rs 77,27000.

Champai has three weapons – a pistol, a rifle and a double barrel gun. He has a case (1993) under Explosive Act pending against him in which chargesheet has been submitted last year. Another election suit (2015) has been pending in Ranchi HC.

First Published: Apr 24, 2019 12:09 IST

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