Candidates declare assets in Rajasthan

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Jaipur, Nov 13 (UNI) Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria owns assets and properties worth Rs 97.73 lakh while fortune owned by PWD Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore is estimated around 7.5 crore.

As per the documents and declaration submitted by the leaders along with their nominations for the December 4 Assembly polls in Rajasthan, the assets and properties owned by the Home Minister, who is contesting Udaipur seat for BJP, grew from Rs 45.52 lakh in 2003 to Rs 97.73 in 2008.

His assets presently included Rs 22.59 cash and bank deposits, agriculture land of Rs 6 lakh and other properties worth Rs 49.8 lakh.

Against his moderate growth, PWD Minister Rathore, fielded by the ruling party from Taranagar, recorded six fold increase in his assets and properties during past five years. He had declared his assets and properties at Rs 1.5 crore in previous assembly elections in 2003 which has now gone up to Rs 7.5 crore.

Gujarat Governor Nawal Kishore Sharma's son Brij Kishore Sharma, who is seeking re-election from Hawamahal in Jaipur on a Congress ticket, declared his assets and properties worth Rs 2.74 crore. He was owning assets and properties worth Rs 1.84 crore in 2003.

Senior Congress leader former Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal, who had filed his papers from Kota-North yesterday, declared assets and properties of Rs 5.36 crore showing a growth of 80 per cent since 2003.

Similarly, Forest Minister Pratap Singh Singhvi(Chhabra-BJP) owned assets and properties worth Rs 2.21 crore (Rs 1.21 crore) in 2003) and Urban Development Minister Surendra Goyal(Jaitaran-BJP) showed fortunes of Rs 1.81 crore(Rs 45 lakh in 2003).

While, the assets and properties of most of the leaders grew up that of some others like Scion of Loharu royal family sitting Congress MLA Aimamuddin Ahmed, alias Durru Miyan(Tizara), Harish Kumawat(Nawan-BJP) and Shankar Lal Aahari(Congress Chaurasi) suffered negative growth.

Durru Miyan's assets and properties depreciated from Rs 8.5 crore in 2003 to Rs 3.8 crore in 2008 whereas assets and properties of Kumawat dipped from 29 lakh in 2003 to Rs 19 lakh in 2008 and those of Aahari to Rs. 26 lakh from Rs 33 lakh in 2003.

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