Delhi polls: Kejriwal's assets hiked Rs 1.3 cr in 5 yrs

Delhi polls: Kejriwal's assets hiked Rs 1.3 cr in 5 yrs

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New Delhi, Jan 22: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has declared assets worth Rs 3.4 crore in his election affidavit, an increase of Rs 1.3 crore during the last five years.

Mr Kejriwal, the national convenor of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), is contesting for the third time from the New Delhi Assembly seat. During the last five years, while his total assets have increased by Rs one crore and 30 lakhs, the cash has gone up by Rs 7,69,736. According to the affidavit, Mr Kejriwal bought a flat at Indirapuram in Ghaziabad in 1998 at a cost of Rs 3.5 lakh, whose market value has now gone up to Rs 1.4 crore. The cost of his ancestral property, however, remained stable at Rs 37 lakh.

The moveable assets of his wife Sunita Kejriwal, a former officer of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS), have increased to Rs 57.01 lakh as compared to Rs 15.28 lakh in 2015. In 2010, Mr Kejriwal bought immovable property worth Rs 61 lakh in Gurugram, Haryana, whose worth increased to Rs one crore in 2015 and it is the same in 2020. Confident of winning once again, Mr Kejriwal is again in the fray this time with the slogan of 'Ache beete 5 saal, Lage Raho Kejriwal'. The Delhi Assembly elections are scheduled to be held on February 8. Last time, the AAP created history by winning 67 out of the 70 seats.

During the filing of nomination papers in the Jamnagar House on Tuesday, the affidavit given by Mr Kejriwal has a mention of total of Rs 3.4 crore in relation to the property, which is Rs 1.3 crore more than compared to year 2015. At the time of the last assembly election, Mr Kejriwal had stated the value of his total assets at Rs 2.1 crore in the affidavit. This time, his affidavit shows Rs 9,95,741 in cash, which was only Rs 2,26005 last time. The value of immovable property has also increased from Rs 92 lakh in 2015 to Rs 1 crore 77 lakh. The value of his immovable property has increased by Rs 85 lakhs during the last five years. (UNI)