Rich Harvest of the Common Poll People - The New Indian Express

Rich Harvest of the Common Poll People

Published: 30th Mar 2014 08:27:30 AM

Assets of 16 select Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates who have already filed their nominations show that at an average, each is worth Rs.18.06 crore. While the richest—V Balakrishnan—is worth Rs.190 crore, the poorest—Rakhi Birla—has only Rs.1.65 lakh to her name. Some of the crorepati candidates do not own cars, but have investments in more than one property. 

THE RICH LIST

V Balakrishnan

Constituency: Bangalore Central

Who: Former Infosys CFO

Total assets: Rs 190 crore

Income: Rs 2.45 crore PA

Moveable assets (including wife’s) Rs 181 crore

The ex-Infy boss owns eight properties worth a modest Rs 9 crore. Drives an Audi and Hyundai i10 and the family jewels are worth Rs 15.39 lakh only

Shazia Ilmi

Constituency: Ghaziabad

Who: Social activist

Total assets: Rs 30.32 crore

Income: Rs 2.82 lakh

Moveable assets (including husband’s) Rs  15.99 crore

She owns four properties worth Rs 14.33 crore. Owns no car of her own, but her husband drives a Mercedes Benz and counts a yacht among his possessions.

She has jewellery worth Rs 5.5 lakh

Anita Pratap

Constituency: Ernakulam

Who: Journalist

Total assets: Rs 20.33 crore

Income: Rs 4.72 lakh PA

Moveable assets (including husband’s) Rs 11.58 crore

The journalist owns a staggering 11 properties (including one in Norway), which add up to Rs 8.75 crore. She has no car and jewellery worth Rs 4.5 lakh

Babu Mathew

Constituency: Bangalore North

Who: Professor

Total assets: Rs 9.48 crore

Income: Rs 6.63 lakh PA

Moveable assets (including wife’s) Rs  1.11 crore

The academic owns five properties worth Rs 8.37 crore. He has three cars—a Hyundai i10, Hyundai i20 and Maruti A-star, and jewellery worth Rs 39 lakh

Ashutosh

Constituency: Chandni Chowk

Who: Journalist

Total assets: Rs 8.01 crore

Income: Rs 54 lakh PA

Moveable assets (including wife’s) Rs 31.4 lakh

The former editor is the owner of three properties worth Rs 7.7 crore and drives a Volkswagen Polo and Yamaha. He has jewellery worth Rs 6.4 lakh

Rs 289.4 crore - Total worth of featured candidates

Anand Kumar

Constituency: Delhi North East

Who: Professor in JNU

Total assets: Rs 2.92 crore

Income: Rs 17.2 lakh PA

Moveable assets (including wife’s) Rs 22.55 lakh

Property: Two worth Rs 2.7 crore

Cars: Mahindra Bolero

Jewellery: Rs 3 lakh

Rajmohan Gandhi

Constituency: East Delhi

Who: Writer

Total assets: Rs 4.81 crore

Income: Rs 7.1 lakh

Moveable assets (including wife’s): Rs 2.11 crore

Property: Three (one in the US) worth Rs 2.7 crore

Cars: None

Jewellery: Rs 3 lakh

Yogendra Yadav

Constituency: Gurgaon

Who: Research fellow

Total assets: Rs 2.96 crore

Income: Rs 18 lakh PA

Moveable assets (including wife’s) Rs 1.24 crore

Property: Three worth Rs 1.72 crore

Cars: Maruti Ritz

Jewellery: Rs 7.75 lakh

Ajit Joy

Constituency: Thiruvananthapuram

Who: Political activist and lawyer

Total assets: Rs 3.7 cr

Income: Rs 3.38 lakh PA

Moveable assets (including wife’s) Rs 70.2 lakh

Property: Nine worth Rs 3 crore

Cars: None

Jewellery: Rs 11.6 lakh

Ravi Krishna Reddy

Constituency: Bangalore Rural

Who: Managing Director, Anvaya Softologies

Total assets: Rs 5.44 cr

Income: Rs 22.86 lakh PA

Moveable assets (including wife’s) Rs 1.41 crore

Property: 12 worth Rs 4.03 crore

Cars: Two two-wheelers

Jewellery: Rs 12 lakh

Nina P Nayak

Constituency: Bangalore South

Who: Child rights professional

Total assets: Rs 3.5 cr

Income: Rs 10.48 lakh PA

Moveable assets (including husband’s) Rs 1.66 crore

Property: Three worth Rs 1.85 crore

Cars: Maruti 800, two Tata Nano and Opel Corsa Sail

Jewellery: Rs 25 lakh

THE POOR LIST

Rakhi Birla

Constituency: Delhi North West

Who: Journalist

Total assets: Rs 1.65 lakh

The poorest among all candidates, Birla’s income is Nil, she has moveable assets worth a paltry Rs 1.65 lakh, owns no property or car or jewellery

Jarnail Singh

Constituency: West Delhi

Who: Writer

Total assets: Rs 1.15 crore

The man who threw a shoe at P Chidamabaram earns Rs 3.16 lakh a year, has moveable assets worth Rs 17.21 lakh and three properties worth Rs 98 lakh. He drives a

Maruti Zen and has jewellery worth Rs 6 lakh

Ashish Khetan

Constituency: New Delhi

Who: Journalist

Total assets: Rs 1.7 crore

Khetan earns a healthy Rs 25.32 lakh PA, has moveable assets (including wife’s) worth Rs 91 lakh and two properties worth Rs 76 lakh. He owns a Maruti Swift and

Mahindra XUV, and his jewellery value is Rs 4.05 lakh

Col (retd) Devinder Kumar Sehrawat

Constituency: South Delhi

Who: Social activist and self employed

Total assets: Rs 2.25 crore

The former armyman earns Rs 14.36 lakh a year, has moveable assets (including wife’s) worth Rs 55 lakh. His two properties are worth Rs 1.7 crore and he drives a Ford Ikon. Among his other possessions are jewellery worth Rs 13 lakh and a Rs 2 lakh pistol

Purshotam Dagar

Constituency: Faridabad

Who: Businessman

Total assets: Rs 2.73 crore

The businessman earns Rs 5.45 lakh a year and has moveable assets (including wife’s) worth Rs 94.81 lakh. His three properties would fetch him Rs 1.78 crore. He drives a Maruti Alto and Mahindra XUV 500. He has jewellery worth Rs 33.7 lakh

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