Gambhir richest among LS candidates in Delhi

AAP claims that the East Delhi BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir figures twice in electoral rolls. Photo: PTI

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir is the richest among all the candidates in fray for the Lok Sabha election in Delhi with total assets worth ₹147 core. The cricketer-turned-politician, who will be making his electoral debut from East Delhi, has shown an income of nearly ₹12.40 crore in the income tax returns filed for 2017-18. His wife Natasha Gambhir declared an income of ₹6.15 lakh in the IT returns filed during the same period.

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has a total of movable and immovable assets worth over ₹24 crore, an increase of over ₹4.33 crore from 2014, according to his poll affidavit. He has shown an income of ₹48.03 lakh in the income tax return for 2017-18 while in the affidavit filed in 2014, he had declared an income of over ₹85 lakh.

BJP MP from South Delhi Ramesh Bidhuri has movable and immovable assets worth ₹18 crore, an increase of close to ₹3.5 crore in the last five years, according to his affidavit.
Bidhuri, his wife and dependent Himanshu have shown an income of over ₹16.72 lakh, ₹3.09 lakh and ₹3.18 lakh respectively in the IT returns filed in 2017-18.

The 57-year-old leader, who is pitted against debutants Vijender Singh from Congress and Aam Aadmi Party’s Raghav Chadha for the South Delhi seat, declared movable assets worth over ₹1.37 crore while his wife has cash and jewellery worth over ₹13.21 lakh.
He has declared immovable assets worth ₹11.80 crore while his wife has properties worth ₹4.57 crore. He has shown liabilities of over ₹20.38 lakh. Bidhuri completed his graduation from the Delhi University’s Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and LLB from Chaudhary Charan Singh University from Meerut.

Crorepati candidates

Congress candidate for South Delhi Vijender Singh has declared movable and immovable assets worth ₹3.57 crore and ₹5.05 crore respectively.

Former chief minister and Congress candidate Sheila Dikshit, who filed her nomination from the North-East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency on Tuesday (April 23), declared personal assets worth over ₹4.92 crore.

According to an affidavit filed by Dikshit, the 81-year-old Congress veteran has an apartment in Nizamuddin area which has a market value of around ₹1.88 crore.

Former Indian opener Gambhir (37) has declared immovable and movable assets worth over ₹147 crore. He has a criminal case of cheating pending against him. He declared movable assets estimated to be worth over ₹116 crore and immovable assets worth ₹28 crore and liabilities nearly ₹34.20 crore in his poll affidavit. He completed his schooling from Modern School, Barakhamba Road and did his graduation from Delhi University’s Hindu College.

Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans, who will be contesting from the North West Delhi, showed an income of nearly ₹9.28 lakh in the income tax returns filed in 2017-18. In the 2013-14 financial year, he had declared an income of nearly ₹22.64 lakh. He and his wife have declared movable assets worth ₹1.44 crore and ₹18.50 lakh respectively. His immovable assets are worth ₹11.48 crore. He owns a Toyota Innova, Ford Endeavour and Maruti Gypsy. He has declared liabilities of over ₹23.89 lakh.