New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and his son Nakul have jointly declared their assets to be worth Rs 784 crore, as per their election affidavits filed by them at Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara on Tuesday. Also Read - Allahabad HC Dismisses Plea Challenging PM Modi's Election From Varanasi LS Seat
Notably, Nakul, who is testing the political waters for the first time owns movable and immovable assets worth over Rs 660.01 crore. The figure, mentioned in his affidavit filed along with the nomination papers, is over five times the assets of his parents, which as per CM Nath’s affidavit stood at over Rs. 124 crores. Also Read - Anti-Modi Tweets by Arvind Kejriwal Vanished Post Lok Sabha Elections 2019
Nakul Nath, a businessman-turned-politician, holds movable assets worth over Rs. 615.93 crores while that of his wife Priya is over Rs. 2.30 crore, as per the affidavit. The value of his immovable assets is over Rs. 41.77 crores while his wife does not own any immovable asset, as per the affidavit. Also Read - 'Danger in Boycotting J&K Assembly Polls, it Could be Repeat of What Happened in Lok Sabha Elections,' Warns NC's Omar Abdullah
The affidavit stated that Nakul owned these properties in his own name as well as jointly and also through family controlled companies and trusts. Nakul and Priya Nath don’t own any vehicles, the affidavit stated.
He owns 896.669 grams of gold bars, 7.630 kilogrammes silver, 147.58 carat diamond and stone jewellery worth over Rs. 78.45 lakh while his wife possesses over 270.322 grams gold, 161.84 carat diamond and stone jewellery valued at over Rs. 57.62 lakh, the affidavit said.
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As per Income Tax Return filed for the year 2017-18, Nakul Nath has shown an annual income of over Rs. 2.76 crores while his wife”s income stood at over Rs. 4.18 crore.
He also has deposits in various bank accounts and shares in firms and institutes including Institute of Management Technology (IMT) in its Dubai and Sharjah campus and Span Air Private Ltd.
The affidavit stated that Nakul and his brother jointly own a total of 7.82 acres of land in Chhindwara district.
The poll debutant also shared his five social media accounts including his website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Blogger.
Nakul is contesting from Chhindwara constituency, where he is up against the BJP”s Natthan Shah, a tribal leader and former MLA.
(With agency inputs)