21 out of 26 Members of Parliament from Gujarat are Crorepatis

Paresh Rawal
Gandhinagar, May 19: Of the 73 crorepati candidates who had contested either on their respective party's ticket or as an independent in the Lok Sabha polls in the 26 seats of Gujarat, 21 BJP candidates have emerged as victorious.

80.76 per cent candidates, who have been elected as Members of Parliament on 21 seats, have assets of more than one crore to around Rs. 80 crore.

The crorepati candidates who have registered victory in the 16th Lok Sabha polls include big names like the country's 'to be prime minister' Narendra Modi, veteran leader L K Advani and actor Paresh Rawal.

Other millionaire parliamentarians of the BJP include C R Patil, Poonam Maadam, K C Patel, Vitthal Radadiya, Ramsinh Rathwa, Mohan Kundariya, Naran Kacchadia, Kirit Solanki and Dipsinh Rathod.

Jaswantsinh Bhabhor, Darshana Jardosh, Prabhu Vasava, Hari Chaudhary, Leeladhar Waghela, Jayshree Patel, Devaji Fatehpura and Prabhatsinh Chuhan are also on the list.

Actor and BJP's victorious candidate from Ahmedabad (east) Paresh Rawal tops the list with total property of Rs. 79.52 crore including Rs. 56.05 as movable and Rs. 23.46 crore as immovable assets.

BJP candidate from Navsari Lok Sabha seat, C R Patil, has total assets worth Rs. 74.47 crore. He defeated Congress candidate Maqsood Mirza with a margin of more than 5.58 lakh votes.

In Saurahstra region, BJP candidate from Jamnagar Lok Sabha seat Poonam Maadam, who has defeated her uncle Vikram Maadam with more than 1.75 lakh votes, owns total assets to the tune of 17.43 crore.

BJP's candidate from Valsad Lok Sabha seat K C Patel, who won against two time MP Kishan Patel of Congress with a margin of 2.08 lakh votes, has total assets worth Rs. 13.11 crore.

Dilip Patel, who has defeated former Union minister Bharatsinh Solanki from Anand Lok Sabha seat, owns assets worth Rs. 7,59,98,610.

BJP's strongman from Porbandar Lok Sabha seat Vitthal Radadiya has total assets of Rs. 7.30 crore. Radadia had defeated NCP's Kandhal Jadeja with more than 2.67 lakh votes.

In Chhota Udaipur seat, BJP's Ramsing Rathwa, who won against former Minister of State Naran Rathwa, has total assets of Rs. 3.97 crore.

Mohan Kundaria, who clinched the Rajkot Lok Sabha seat from Congress' Kunwarji Bavaliya, owns assets worth Rs. 3.95 crore.


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