New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday declared his asset value to be Rs 15.9 crores, as compared to Rs 9.4 crore which he said to be his asset value in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The Congress scion declared his assets value while filing nomination papers in Kerala’s Wayanad. Also Read - 'Goondaraj in UP': Opposition Targets Yogi Government After 8 Policemen Killed in Kanpur
The affidavit shows that Rahul Gandhi does not own a car and has a total liability of Rs 72 lakh as loans from various banks and other financial institutions. Also Read - 'Should've Asked PM to Speak': Maharashtra Minister Slams Sharad Pawar For Defending Centre Over Galwan Valley
Gandhi has declared movable assets to the tune of Rs 5,80,58,799 and immovable assets worth Rs 10,08,18,284, with his total assets being worth Rs 15,88,77,083. Also Read - Congress Workers Ride Bicycles, Bullock and Horse Carts to Protest Fuel Hike, Pictures & Videos Go Viral
The Congress president, who is also contesting from Amethi seat, has declared in his affidavit that there were five cases pending against him. Two of the cases against him are registered in Maharashtra and one each in Jharkhand, Assam and New Delhi, according to the affidavit.
While the Congress chief has Rs 40,000 as cash-in-hand, he has Rs 17.93 lakh as deposits in various banks. Gandhi also has investments worth Rs 5.19 crore in bonds, debentures and shares in various companies in mutual funds. The assets also include 333.3 grams of gold.
He continues to own a share in the inherited farm in Sultanpur Village in Delhi.
The affidavit also shows that Gandhi owns two office spaces in Gurugram.
The affidavit shows that the total income for the year 2017-18 was Rs 1,11,85,570. Gandhi has declared that his source of income was MP’s salary, Royalty income, rental income, interest from bonds, dividends and capital gain from mutual funds.
The Congress chief has said that his education qualification was M.Phil (Development Studies) from Trinity college, University of Cambridge in 1995.
The affidavit shows that Rahul Gandhi does not own a car and as an SPG protectee he is required to travel in an SPG vehicle for security reasons.
Notably, the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will begin on April 11 and will be held in seven phases. The model code of conduct came into immediate effect from March 10 and the counting of votes will take place on May 23, 2019.
(With agency inputs)