From Vadodara to Varanasi, Modi's assets rise by Rs 14 lakh

Varanasi: BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday disclosed total assets worth Rs 1.65 crore -a rise of Rs 14.34 lakh from his declaration for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat about a fortnight back.

The Gujarat Chief Minister's wealth is Rs 68 lakh higher than his main opponent AAP's Arvind Kejriwal who yesterday declared his individual assets at Rs 96.25 lakh. However, former Delhi Chief Minister and his wife Sunita together have movable and immovable assets worth Rs 2.14 crore.

The rise in Modi's assets is on account of a higher cash in hand and increase in his bank balance, as per his affidavit filed for the Varanasi seat. Modi is also contesting from Vadodara in Gujarat and the nomination for that was filed on April 9.

The cash in hand of the BJP leader has increased by Rs 3,000 while bank balance has seen a rise of Rs 14.31 lakh from the amounts disclosed in Vadodara affidavit. All other details remain same in the two documents.

The financial and other details of his wife Jashodaben remain "not known" in the Varanasi affidavit, as was the case in the earlier filing.

The filing mentions an election bank account in Varanasi in Modi's name with a balance of Rs 5,000 as on April 21.

His Vadodara election account has a balance of Rs 25.52 lakh. The affidavit also mentions various other accounts in cities of Gujarat.

PTI
First Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:46
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