Lok Sabha Elections 2019: JKNNP’s Bhim Singh poorest candidate, BJP’s Jugal Kishore richest in Jammu seat

Published on Mar 28, 2019 02:49 PM IST

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 is contesting Lok Sabha elections from Jammu constituency.(HT Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party leader Bhim Singh is contesting Lok Sabha elections from Jammu constituency.(HT Photo)
Hindustan Times, Jammu | By, Jammu

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.

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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.

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    A principal correspondent, Ravi Krishnan Khajuria is the bureau chief at Jammu. He covers politics, defence, crime, health and civic issues for Jammu city.

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