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President's son far richer than rivals

Source: PTI
September 29, 2009 14:52 IST
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President Pratibha Patil's son Rajendra alias Raosaheb Shekhawat, who is contesting from Amravati constituency on a Congress ticket, is worth Rs 6.68 crore. Shekhawat's movable property is valued at Rs 1.36 crore and his immovable assets are worth Rs 5.32 crore, said the affidavit sworn by him at the time of filing of nomination.

Shekhawat's main rival and Minister of State for Energy Sunil Deshmukh, who has rebelled against Congress and is in the fray as independent, has movable property worth Rs 58 lakh and immovable assets of Rs 1.85 crore. Former Maharashtra Textile Minister Satish Chaturvedi of Congress, seeking a seventh term from Nagpur-East assembly segment is probably the richest among the candidates in Vidarbha with movable assets of Rs 16.11 crore and immovable property to the tune of Rs 7.68 crore. According to the affidavit sworn by the Textile Minister Anees Ahmed of the Congress, who had shifted from his earlier constituency Nagpur-Central to Nagpur-West has movable property of Rs 1.05 crore and immovable assets of Rs 2.12 crore.

Two term MLA from Nagpur-North and Minister of State for Home (Rural), Nitin Raut has immovable assets of Rs 7.68 crore and movable property of Rs 98 lakhs. Congress nominee from Nagpur-South-West Vikas Thakre, a former city mayor, has no immovable property but movable assets are at Rs 10 lakh, his affidavit said.

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