New Delhi, Nov 16 (): Aam Aadmi Party which means common man’s party candidates’ assets list given to EC show that 10 of the 20 are crorepatis; one candidate’s family owns a Jeanneau yacht.
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The 20 Aam Aadmi Party candidates, who have so far filed nomination papers , have declared assets which show that their careers are as diverse as their incomes.
The affidavits they have handed in are revealing. Aam Aadmi Party candidate from R K Puram is Shazia Ilmi, has in a declaration said that her husband, Sajid Siraj Malik, owns a Mercedes Benz and a Jeanneau yacht.
Ashok Kumar, the candidate from Ambedkar Nagar, has taken a bank loan to buy a Honda scooter.
13 out of the 20 candidates have cars, two own two-wheelers and five have no mode of transport.
There is also difference in land owned by the candidates. Narela candidate Baljit Singh Mann owns agricultural land worth Rs 8.41 crore while Farhana Anjum Ballimaran candidate has residential and commercial land worth Rs 3.44 crore.
Some own land outside Delhi. Narender Singh Sejwal (Mehrauli) owns land worth 8.69 acres in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. Five of the candidates own no land or property.
Ten candidates have assets more than Rs 1 crore. Shazia Ilmi and her husband together have declared assets more than Rs 30 crore. Dishrag Raghav of Uttam Nagar has assets valued over Rs 12 crore.
Seemapuri candidate Dharmender Singh has only Rs 20,000 cash and silver worth Rs 800. Three candidates have assets less than Rs 5 lakh.
With the AAP targeting the Jal Board (water board) and the power companies for overcharging, two candidates have dues with these two agencies. Narender Singh Sejwal (Mehrauli) owes Rs 1 lakh towards electricity dues. This is because of the Aam Aadmi Party’s protests against unfair bills. The connection at his home has been cut many times. Shakeel Anjum of Matia Mahal has Rs 62,000 water dues.
The professions of candidates vary — two are advocates, one runs a leather manufacturing unit, one among the 20 is a farmer and ten are businessmen.
Gopal Rai, member of the Aam Aadmi Party core group, has a pending criminal case against him at Hasanganj, Lucknow district. The case filed in 1997 has charges of rioting, carrying a deadly weapon and mischief.