The Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha seat will witness a three-cornered contest among the crorepati candidates fielded by the Congress, BJP and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Madan Lal Sharma, who is the sitting MP from the seat, has been renominated by the Congress and he will be aiming to score his third back-to-back victory following his success in the 2004 and 2009 polls. However, he will face stiff competition from BJP state chief Jugal Kishore and PDP’s Yash Pal Sharma.
According to an affidavit filed by Sharma before the Returning Officer, the gross total value of his cash, TDRs and other accounts has been valued at Rs 35.36 lakh. The gross value of his wife’s assets has been put at Rs 46.05 lakh. The Congress candidate also owns agriculture land worth over `13.90 lakh. Besides, he owns non-agriculture land valued at `24.89 lakh. The total market value of his houses has been shown as Rs 1.07 crore.
Jugal’s total value of cash, TDRS, other accounts and investment in a Himachal Pradesh-based company is worth Rs 64.50 lakh. His wife has similar investments worth Rs 5.28 lakh. Besides, Jugal has other assets, including self- acquired assets worth Rs 34.50 lakh and inherited assets worth Rs 48.50 lakh.