BSP nominee declares assets worth Rs 35 only

BSP nominee declares assets worth Rs 35 only

A candidate contesting Lok Sabha election in Bihar’s Madhepura constituency has assets worth Rs 35 only. Sounds unbelievable, but it’s true. 

 Thirty one-year-old Gulzar, who is a Mayawati nominee, is pitted as the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate against JD (U) president Sharad Yadav and RJD’s ‘heavyweight’ Pappu Yadav. In his affidavit filed before the district electoral officer, the BSP nominee has declared that he does not have either land or house. All he has is cash worth Rs 35.

This is in sharp contrast to the richest candidate in Bihar, Anil Sharma, who, in his affidavit, has declared assets worth Rs 849 crore. 

This includes gold and silver (together weighing 10 kg) worth Rs 3.62 crore. 

Sharma, chairman of the Amarpali Builders, is contesting as the JD (U) nominee from Maoist-infested Jehanabad, where polling took place on April 17. 

Madhepura, however, goes to polls on April 30.

Eyebrows were raised after Anil Sharma’s affidavit became public as the construction giant was found to have assets nearly seven times more than the cine star-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha.

Shatrughan, in his affidavit, has declared his assets worth Rs 131 crore,  less than his Lok Sabha colleague and sitting BJP MP from Purnia, Uday Singh, who has assets worth Rs 146 crore.