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Two crorepatis in poll battle in poverty-hit Kandhamal

Poverty-ridden Kandhamal district in Odisha has two crorepatis as rival candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha election in April, with one of the wealthy contestants owning luxury watches worth lakhs.

Six candidates from Congress, BJD, BJP, AAP and BSP are in the fray from the tribal-dominated Kandhamal parliamentary constituency which is spread over four districts - Kandhamal, Ganjam, Boudh and Nayagarh. Among the contestants, Hemendra Chandra Singh of BJD is the richest. Singh and his spouse Prayusha Rajeshwari Singh have assets worth over Rs 48.72 crore.

According to the affidavit filed by Hemendra Singh during nomination, he has total movable properties worth over Rs 11.17 crore. While his spouse has over Rs 2.48 crore. Besides bank deposits and investments, he has 11 vehicles.
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