NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has only Rs 38,700 ‘cash in hand’, while his Home Minister Rajnath Singh is richer at Rs 70,000, according to details of assets of the Union Council of Ministers posted on the PMO website. In his declaration, the Prime Minister lists Rs 26.12 lakh in movable assets and about Rs 1 crore in immovable ones, which includes a share in a residential building in Gandhinagar.
Incidentally, most of the declarations are not current as many ministers chose to recycle the affidavits they filed for the Lok Sabha elections. Even the format of declaration varies from minister to minister. While Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari have filed 13 pages, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has submitted just one page.
According to documents provided by Sushma, she and her husband own two flats in Delhi, an agricultural land in Haryana and a flat in Mumbai. Her husband owns a Mercedes C-200K (2000 make) worth Rs 4.62 lakh.
Jaitley, who holds finance, defence and corporate affairs portfolios, owns plots in Faridabad and Gurgaon besides plots in prime areas of Delhi. A sought-after lawyer, he lists Rs 1.3 crore as ‘cash in hand’, while his wife has Rs 7.5 lakh.