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Mumbai BMC polls: Newbie heirs have assets in crores

Your elected representatives are worth crores. So are their heirs

mumbai Updated: Feb 10, 2017 10:35 IST
Tanushree Venkatraman
Tanushree Venkatraman
Hindustan Times
Mumbai civic polls,BMC polls,Politicians
Though in their early and mid-30s, many sons and daughters of political leaders in the city have already earned a fortune, their affidavits reveal. (HT File Photo)

Your elected representatives are worth crores. So are their heirs.

Several political heirs who will be contesting for the first time in these civic polls have also declared assets worth crores.

Though in their early and mid-30s, many sons and daughters of political leaders in the city have already earned a fortune, their affidavits reveal.

Take Shiv Sena MLA Sada Sarvankar’s son, Samadhan.

He has declared assets worth Rs9.4 crore, of which his immovable assets account for Rs5.8 crore and movable are worth Rs 3.5 crore.

The 31-year-old has studied till Class 12 and will be contesting from ward 194 in Mahim.

BJP MLA Raj Purohit’s son Aakash, who will contest from ward 221 in south Mumbai has declared assets worth Rs7.5 crores.

The 34-year-old graduate also owns agriculture land in Jalore in Rajasthan, and has two houses, one at Marine Drive and one in Surat, Gujarat, his affidavit shows.

Another political heir from the BJP, Deepak Thakur, the son of the Minister of State for women and child development Vidya Thakur, owns six agricultural plots in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

The 36-year-old has studied till Class 12 and will contest from ward 50 in Goregaon. Deepak has declared movable and immovable assets worth Rs2.1 crore in his affidavit.

NCP leader Nawab Malik’s daughter, Sana, will also be contesting, from ward 165 in Kurla. Sana declared immovable and movable assets worth Rs5.1 crore in her affidavit. She too owns agricultural land in Usmanabad.

The list also includes ex-MLA Ashok Jadhav’s daughter Alpa Jadhav who will be contesting from ward number 65 in Andheri and BJP MLA Amit Satam’s brother-in-law Rohan Rathod who has also got a ticket from Andheri (ward number 68).

Parties are fielding more candidates this time, after both the BJP-Sena and Congress-NCP split ways before the polls. Further, the delimitation and reservation exercise done by the BMC also led to political leaders’ kin contesting in large numbers.

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