Tamil Nadu Cong chief's spouse a crorepati

Members of the Mahila and Youth Congress beat an effigy of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President K V Thangabalu during a protest against the allotment of the Mylapore Assembly seat to his wife, in Chennai on Friday. PTI

She owns movable and immovable assets worth around Rs 4.5 crore.

The 46-year-old postgraduate in Tamil literature, facing flak from her own party for her candidature, also has loans and liabilities to the tune of Rs 1.67 crore, according to the affidavit submitted along with her nomination papers.

A diploma holder in film editing, Jayanthy’s annual income, according to the latest income-tax returns was Rs 40.25 lakh while that of her husband was Rs 45.39 lakh.

She owns immovable assets, including a housing plot and land worth Rs 1.71 crore, valued according to the current market value. She owns two cars valued at a little over Rs 15 lakh and has gold and silver jewels worth Rs 17.96 lakh, the affidavit said.

Jayanthy had neither criminal cases pending against her nor had she been convicted by any court, she said in her affidavit.

A virtually new face to electoral politics, Jayanthy's candidature to Mylapore in Chennai had come under fire from different sections of the state unit of the Congress.

Different factions have been protesting against her nomination and even burnt effigies of her spouse Thangkabalu.

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