BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir is the richest candidate from Delhi

Apr 24 2019 10:55 AM
BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir is the richest candidate from Delhi

NEW DELHI: With an annual income of over Rs. 12 crore, cricketer-turned-politican Gautam Gambhir is among the richest of all the candidates in fray for the Lok Sabha election in Delhi. Mr Gambhir, who was nominated by the BJP in East Delhi against AAP's Atishi Marlena, has shown an income of over Rs. 12.4 crore in the income tax returns filed for 2017-18. To be noted that in Delhi North West, BJP's singer-turned politician Hans Raj Hans has an annual income of Rs. 9.28 lakh, as per the IT returns filed in 2017-18.

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Here it is to be noted that his Congress counterpart, Rajesh Lilothia had an annual income of Rs. 26.34 lakh, as per the IT returns filed in 2017-18. Congress candidate from South Delhi Vijender Singh has declared an annual income of Rs. 45 lakh in 2017-18. He also declared movable and immovable assets worth Rs. 3.57 crore and Rs. 5.05 crore respectively. BJP's sitting MP and candidate from South Delhi Ramesh Bidhuri has movable and immovable assets worth Rs. 18 crore, an increase of close to Rs. 3.5 crore in the last five years, according to his affidavit.

However, it is worth mention here that Mr Bidhuri, his wife and dependent Himanshu have shown an income of over Rs. 16.72 lakh, Rs. 3.09 lakh and Rs. 3.18 lakh respectively in the IT returns filed in 2017-18. Former Chief Minister and Congress candidate Sheila Dikshit, who filed her nomination from the North-East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency on Tuesday, declared personal assets worth over Rs. 4.92 crore. Ms Dikshit had an annual taxable income of about Rs. 15 lakh in 2017-18. According to the affidavit filed by Ms Dikshit, the 81-year-old Congress leader has an apartment in Nizamuddin area which has a market value of around Rs. 1.88 crore. Congress leader and New Delhi candidate Ajay Maken has declared an annual income of over Rs. 26.38 lakh, as per the IT returns filed in 2017-18.

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