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Lok Sabha election: A look at Jagir Kaur’s assets

Richest candidate from the segment, Kaur’s assets swelled to ₹13.91 cr from ₹1.15 cr in 2012

lok-sabha-elections Updated: Apr 27, 2019 15:48 IST
Anil Sharma
Anil Sharma
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
Jagir Kaur
Jagir Kaur(HT Photo)
         

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate, former minister Jagir Kaur, is the richest among all the contenders of the major political parties fighting the general elections from Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha constituency in Punjab.

Jagir Kaur, a two-time president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), filed her nomination in the presence of Khadoor Sahib returning officer Pardeep Kumar Sabarwal on Friday.

In her affidavit, Kaur has declared total assets of Rs 13.91 crore. She is going up against Congress’s Jasbir Singh Dimpa, who has assets worth Rs 8.13 crore, Punjab Ekta Party’s Paramjit Kaur Khalra with assets worth Rs 1.13 crore and Aam Aadmi Party’s Manjinder Singh Sidhu with assets worth Rs 51.51 lakh.

Kaur’s movable asset are valued at Rs 46.30 lakh, including jewellery worth Rs 29 lakh, car worth Rs 7 lakh, a tractor worth Rs 5 lakh, besides bank balance.

She has listed her immovable assets’ worth at Rs 13.45 crore, including agriculture land worth Rs 11 crore, non-agriculture land worth Rs 70 lakh, residential buildings worth Rs 1.2 core and a share of Rs 50 lakh in a building in Chandigarh.

Almost all candidates of the famous political parties in Punjab have fielded their nominations from Khadoor Sahib.

Kaur had won the last election in 2012 assembly polls from Bholath constituency by defeating Congress’ Sukhpal Singh Khaira (now Punjab Ekta Party chief) by a thin margin of 519 votes.

After filing her nominations from Khadoor Sahib, she said, “History will be repeated in Khadoor Sahib and the people will vote for SAD once again.”

Khadoor Sahib is a citadel of the SAD, which has been winning the seat since 1977, except in 1992 when it boycotted the elections.

First Published: Apr 26, 2019 22:45 IST

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