Lok Sabha Elections 2019: JKNNP’s Bhim Singh poorest candidate, BJP’s Jugal Kishore richest in Jammu seat
According to the affidavit he submitted while filing his papers, 78-year-old Bhim Singh, the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party leader, has ₹30,000 cash and a bank deposit of ₹16,000.
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party leader Bhim Singh, with assets worth ₹84,000, is the poorest Lok Sabha candidate in Jammu.
According to the affidavit he submitted while filing his papers, 78-year-old Bhim Singh, a masters in law from London University, has ₹30,000 cash and a bank deposit of ₹16,000. He has also inherited two acres of land, valued at ₹38,000, at Ramnagar. Surprisingly, his wife Jaimala has no assets. His rivals, Jugal Kishore Sharma of the BJP, Congress ‘heavyweight’ Raman Bhalla and Dogra Swabhimaan Sanghthan president Choudhary Lal Singh, are much richer.
Choudhary Lal Singh’s affidavit shows he has Rs1,50,000 cash, bank deposits of ₹22,83,796 and gold jewellery worth ₹4,70,000. His household articles are valued at ₹5 lakh.
Lal Singh has also taken bank loan and owes ₹16.50 lakh to Allahabad Bank.
His wife Kanta Andotra has ₹1,75,000 cash and bank deposit of ₹22,48,871. She also has gold jewellery worth ₹18 lakh and owns non-agricultural land at Karlah and a residential building at Marheen village, valued at Rs10 lakh and ₹15 lakh, respectively.
Raman Bhalla has ₹1,90,000 cash and bank deposits of ₹3,47,797. He has invested ₹1,30,000 in bonds and insurance policies .and owns three vehicles —a Mahindra Scorpio valued at ₹15,00,000, Fortunner valued at ₹10,00,000 and Mahindra Scorpio valued at ₹1,00,000.
Bhalla also has gold jewellery valued at ₹3,30,000 and owns commercial buildings on two kanals of land at Barrian village valued at ₹50 lakh as well as a residential building at Deeli village valued at ₹2 crore. A house he owns at Jammu ‘s Gandhi Nagar is worth ₹40 lakh. He owes ₹49,84,083 in loans and dues to banks and financial institutions. His wife Indra Bhalla has ₹2,78,000 cash, and has invested ₹43,000 in bonds/insurance policies. She also possesses 390 gram gold, valued at ₹11.70 lakh, and 550 grams silver, valued at ₹20,000.
Indra also owns 13 kanals of non-agricultural land at Sunjwan, which is valued at ₹40 lakh, a residential building at Deeli village worth ₹1.25 crore and 12 marlas of land at Gandhi Nagar, valued at ₹80 lakh.
BJP candidate Jugal Kishore Sharma has a cash of ₹1,35,600, bank deposit of ₹4,81,907 and has invested ₹90.30 lakh in bonds and insurance policies.
Kishore owns a Santro car valued at ₹4,01,300, a tipper valued at ₹22.78 lakh and five tolas of gold worth ₹1.60 lakh. The BJP MP has also invested ₹13.50 lakh in Himgiri Infrastructure Private Limited in Himachal Pradesh and owns 16 kanal, 3 marlas of agricultural land at Bajalta, Dhammi and Kharta Kishanpur, having a current market value of ₹1.06 crore.
Sharma also has a non-agricultural plot at Housing Colony, Udhampur, which is valued at ₹60 lakh and a commercial building at Kishanpur Kharta valued at ₹2.84 crore. He, however, owes ₹34.53 crore as loans and dues to banks/financial institutions.
His wife Usha Sharma, a businesswoman, has a cash of ₹1,85,000 and bank deposits of Rs1,88,379.43. She has made investment of ₹50 lakh in bonds/ insurance policies and owns 50 tolas of gold valued at Rs16 lakh.