The BJP chief, who hails from Maharashtra, said his total assets were worth Rs 8 crore and liabilities Rs 2 crore during the time he filed his nomination papers for the legislative council election in 2008 and they have remained the same till date. "That includes my car and ancestral property," he said.
The IAC website alleged that Gadkari has five power and three sugar industries in Maharashtra and that he has built a huge business empire within a short period and it includes more than 15 companies in sectors like construction, sugar, power, coal, agro and others.The BJP leader, however, said that the cooperative sugar factories, power industries and the Purti Group of companies that he took over were debt-ridden. He said he did not hold any office in these units and took them over in the interest of the farmers despite huge losses.
Gadkari said he never indulged in corrupt practices and his life was an open book.