Haryana: Heavyweights' assets rise over 300 times in 5 years

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With the heavyweights of Haryana declaring their assets before the October 15 Assembly polls in Haryana, it seems that the past five years have really been good.

Some of the prominent leaders in Haryana, including Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda have seen a manifold increase in their assets since 2009.

Let's take a look at the zoom in the assets of some prominent leaders in the past five years:

Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Chief Minister Hooda, who is eyeing a third straight term, has witnessed an almost four-fold jump in assets which are valued now at Rs 8.82 crore as per the affidavit filed along with his nomination papers for the Garhi Sampla Kiloi seat. For the Assembly polls in 2009, Hooda had declared assets worth Rs 2.70 crore.

Savitri Jindal

Savitri Jindal, the 64-year-old Congress candidate from Hisar Assembly constituency whom 'Forbes' magazine has named India's richest woman has declared assets worth Rs 113.27 crore, up by 159 per cent from Rs 43.68 crore during the 2009 Assembly polls

Kuldeep Bishnoi

Kuldeep Bishnoi, the Haryana Janhit Congress president and son of former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal, saw his assets grow by a whopping 363 per cent since the last Assembly elections in Haryana in 2009.

In the affidavit filed for the upcoming polls, Bishnoi, who is contesting the October 15 polls from the Adampur seat, has declared his assets of Rs 80.11 crore as against Rs 17.30 crore at the time of the last state polls.

Venod Sharma

The wealthiest candidate in the fray is Haryana Jan Chetna Party (HJCP) chief Venod Sharma, whose total assets were declared to be worth Rs 153.13 crore. Sharma's assets grew by 75 per cent over what he had declared in the last polls. After having floated HJCP, Sharma is contesting from the Ambala City seat.

Among his assets, Sharma has shown property, including residential, commercial and agriculture land, in New Delhi, Ambala, Kullu, Chandigarh, Solan and Manali.


Gopal Goyal Kanda

Another well-known player in state politics, Haryana Lokhit Party chief Gopal Goyal Kanda, has declared assets worth Rs 114.75 crore, a jump of 82 per cent up from the Rs 63.15 crore announced in 2009.

Kanda, an accused in airhostess Geetika Sharma suicide case, was granted bail by a local court in March which restrained him from leaving Delhi.


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