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Crorepati Sonia has no motor car

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Rae Bareli, Apr 17 (UNI) Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who owns assets totalling nearly Rs one crore, however, has no motor vehicle of her own, as per the affidavit filed alongwith her nomination papers for the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha bypoll today.

Ms Gandhi, who holds assets totalling over Rs 95,112,18 spread in India and Italy and has four plots in national capital and Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, has no motor vehicle of her own.

The affidavit also stated that Ms Gandhi has also given loan worth Rs 5,04,394 to daughter Priyanka Vadra.

The UPA chairperson, as per the affidavit has Rs 20,000 as cash in hand, Rs 8,35,338 in her account with the SBI, besides holding a fixed deposit worth Rs 20 lakh in the UCO Bank.

In addition to these, Ms Gandhi also holds shares/debentures worth Rs 12 lakh and Rs 52,800 of RBI and UTI respectively.

The affidavit further stated that Ms Gandhi holds 10 shares of Maruti Technical Services, 500 shares of Western India Tanneries and has also invested in National Savings Scheme worth Rs 1.49 lakhs.

The Congress president also has Rs 17.88 lakh EPF account in her name besides gold and silver jewellery valued at Rs 21.66 lakh.

According to the affidavit, Ms Gandhi owns three plots (Nos 210, 211 and 214) in the Deva Mandi area of national capital, besides having the ownership of 12 bigha-15 biswa plot in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, which houses son Rahul's parliamentary constituency of Amethi.

The AICC president, whose Italian origin has often worked as grist for the mill for political opponents, owns in the European country an ncestral house valued at Rs 13 lakh in Indian currency.

As per the affidavit, the former MP from Rae Bareli has completed a three-year French-English training course in 1964 from Instituto Santa Teresa in Turin (Italy), besides also completing a certificate course in English from Lennox Cook School, Cambridge University in 1965.

UNI NAB/MB ARS RP PC1655

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