Chandigarh: Candidates contesting the
forthcoming Punjab Assembly elections apparently have a penchant for expensive Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) and high-end sedans.
According to the declaration of assets, many candidates
have listed a wide range of vehicles including Toyota
Fortuner, BMW, Merc, Toyota Innova, Honda CRV among other
luxury brands falling in the price range of over Rs 10 lakh.
Topping the list is People`s Party of Punjab (PPP) Chief
Manpreet Singh Badal, estranged nephew of Punjab Chief
Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who possess the largest fleet of
His inventory of vehicle includes Honda CRV, Toyota
Fortuner, Nissan Jonga, Willys Jeep, Ford Jeep, Mahindra Jeep,
Mini Truck, two tractors and two motorbikes.
He is followed by Congress candidate from Ferozepur
Parminder Singh, Sugar baron and Congress candidate Rana
Gurjit Singh and Shiromani Akali Dal candidate from Kapurthala
Sarabjeet Singh Makkar.
Congress candidate Parminder Singh from Ferozepur has
Hyundai Terracan, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Qualis, Toyota Prado
and four trucks, according to information filed by him.
Rana Gurjit Singh, who has declared total assets of over
Rs 68 crore, owns a Toyota Fortuner, Honda City and one
Maruti-800. Sarabjeet Singh Makkar has Toyota Innova, BMW,
Toyota Fortuner and trucks, the number of which has not been