Aam Admi Party a playground for crorepatis
Half Of the 18 Aam Aadmi Party affidavits that have been uploaded on the Delhi Election Commission site so far declare that they have assets worth over a crore, nine candidates have declared assets worth over a crore. The assets which have been accounted for include the value immoveable assets such as land and moveable assets such as jewellery, cash and motor vehicles.
In a stunning revelation former media person Shazia Ilmi seems to be the richest candidate so far, with assets belonging to her and her husband Sajir Siraj Malik totalling more than Rs 30 crore. Ilmi, a former television news anchor, is contesting Assembly from the RK Puram constituency. Barkha Singh of the Congress is currently holding the seat.
Controversial candidate Deshraj Raghav, has also declared assets over Rs 12 crore. Interestingly Raghav’s announcement as AAP candidate from the Uttam Nagar seat had come as a major shock local volunteers of the party, who had strongly prosted against his candidature.
The others AAP candidates that have made it to the crorepati list include Baljit Singh Mann a farmer who is contesting from the Narela seat with assets of Rs 8.67 crore, Girish Soni, a leather businessman from Madipurat Rs 1.25 crore, Prit Pal Singh who is self-employed is contesting upcoming Assembly elections from Rajouri Garden at Rs 1.7 crore.
AAP candidate from Tilak Nagar Jarnail Singh has assets worth Rs 1.7 crore, Whereas AAP candidate Mahinder Yadav from Vikaspuri has assets worth Rs 1.57 crore. Narender Singh Sejwal, a businessman who is contesting from Mehrauli on AAP ticket has assets worth Rs 3.07 crore and Advocate Dharambir Singh from Kalkaji seat at Rs 1.04 crore.
Niticentral Staff is a Guest Contributor at Niti Central.