From Vadodara to Varanasi: Modi’s assets rise by ‘14 lakh
BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday disclosed total assets worth Rs 1.65 crore – a rise of Rs 14.34 lakh from his declaration for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat about a fortnight back.
The Gujarat chief minister’s wealth is Rs 68 lakh higher than his main opponent AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal who on Wednesday declared his individual assets at Rs 96.25 lakh. However, former Delhi chief minister and his wife Sunita together have movable and immovable assets worth Rs 2.14 crore. The rise in Modi’s assets is on account of a higher cash in hand and increase in his bank balance, as per his affidavit filed for the Varanasi seat. Modi is also contesting from Vadodara in Gujarat and the nomination for that was filed on 9 April.
Later, BJP’s senior Gujarat leader and legal cell convenor Kakubhai said that the apparent rise in Modi’s assets was because of funds being transferred by the party to the Vadodara election account of its prime ministerial candidate.