But this does not mean that her assets also remained at the same estimated value.
According to her affidavit filed on Thursday, Dikshit revealed that her total assets were around Rs 2.8 crore, which had doubled from Rs 1.2 crore that she had declared in 2008.
One the other hand, BJP's chief ministerial candidate Harshvardhan, who also filed his nomination on Thursday from Geeta Colony in East Delhi, claimed that he was still paying his car and home loans.
Sheila Dikshit, Harshvardhan fight for top spot in Delhi
Harshvardhan, who is a practicing ENT surgeon, is known for his simple lifestyle. Even though he has been in politics he has always managed to keep a low profile, barring a few incidents.
While filing his nomination papers on Thursday, he came out clean even about any pending cases against him. He is currently paying his car and home loan. He declared assets amounting to more than Rs 1crore this time. He declared immovable assets of Rs 1.5 crore whereas cash and funds amounting to Rs 28.6 lakh.
His nomination papers last time said stated that he declared assets just over a crore in 2008 with no pending cases against him.
But politicians not owning a car or still paying their home homes- do such factors actually influence the common man while casting their vote? We need to wait and watch, who will the Dellhites choose- Sheila Dikshit, who still doesn't own a car or Harshvardhan, who is still paying off his home loans or the rising star Arvind Keriwal- who has denied all the luxuries that politicians boast of.