Prominent names in the run for Rajya Sabha polls from Madhya Pradesh, journalist M J Akbar and senior BJP leader Anil Dave do not own a car, while Congress nominee Vivek Tankha has five, including a Mercedes Benz, their election affidavits revealed.
BJP nominee journalist-turned-politician Akbar (65) and his wife own assets worth around Rs 44 crore, while the party’s state unit strategist Dave (59) has belongings worth Rs 60.9 lakh, their sworn-in statements said.
Tankha and his wife showed assets of around Rs 62 crore in his affidavit filed to the returning officer here, whereas his annual income was Rs 15 crore.
He owns five cars including a Mercedes Benz worth Rs 85 lakh, a Rs 21 lakh Pajero and Honda Accord worth over Rs 29 lakh.
Vinod Gotiya, a BJP leader, who is competing the RS elections from the state as an independent candidate showed assets worth Rs 89.6 lakh and his annual income was Rs 4 lakh.
Bhartiya Gareeb Party candidate Shashi Stela (49) owns movable property of just Rs 6,100, according to her affidavit filed with the returning officer for June 11 RS elections.