Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress have announced their candidates for Rajasthan by-elections scheduled for January 29. The elections for two Lok Sabhas – Alwar and Ajmer and an Assembly seat – Mandalgarh – were necessitated after the death of respective elected representatives. Twenty-seven candidates, including BJP’s Ram Swarup Lamba and Congress’ Raghu Sharma, have filed nominations for Ajmer Lok Sabha seat. For Alwar Lok Sabha, BJP has fielded Jaswant Singh, while Congress has pitted Karn Singh in the fray. For Mandalgarh Vidhan Sabha, BJP has fielded Shakti Singh Hada against Congress’ Vivek Dhakad. The candidates, as per law, have also declared their assets to election commission of India. Here are some of the interesting details about the assets owned by these candidates:
Ajmer Lok Sabha
Ram Swarup Lamba(BJP)
Total Assets: 2.23 crores.
Spouse’s Assets: Rs 13.92 Lakhs, Rs 60,000 (Cash)
Cash in hand: Rs 1 Lakh
Raghu Sharma (Congress)
Movable Assets: Rs 76,27,695
Cash: Rs 2,15,500
Spouse: Cash – Rs 1,03,000
Alwar Lok Sabha
Total Assets: Rs 4,35,94,651
Spouse’ property: 5.39 crore
Movable Assets: Fortuner car, Jweller worth Rs 3 Lakhs
Immovable Assets:Agricultural Land – Rs 1.5 crore, Commercial Residence – Rs 30 Lakhs,
Cash in hand: Rs 44,000
Spouse’s Assets: Cash-Rs 45,000, Cash in Bank: 26,510.
Movable Assets: Rs 2,00,0544
Immovable Assets: Rs 1058510
Cash: (In Hand) Rs 45,000, (In bank) 4,18,384
Mandalgarh Vidhan Sabha
Shakti Singh Hada (BJP)
Total Assets: Rs 3.71 crore
Spouse’s Assets: 1.19 Crore
Movable Assets: Landover car
Cash: Rs 12.78 Lakhs
Vivek Dhakad (Congress)
Spouse’s assets: Cash – 9.35 Lakh, Jewellery Rs 35 Lakh
Movable Assets: Jewellery – Rs 21 Lakh
Immovable Assets: Agricultural Land, Plots in Jaipur and Bhilwada
The by-polls have been necessitated after the death of Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat, Alwar MP Chand Nath and Mandalgarh MLA Kirti Kumari. BJP MP Sanwar Lal Jat had defeated Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot by 1,71,983 votes in 2014 General Elections. He suffered a cardiac arrest during a BJP meeting in Jaipur chaired by party chief Amit Shah in July last year. The BJP leader died on August 9.
While Mahant Chand Nath, another BJP MP, had died in September after a prolonged illness. Nath had defeated Congress candidate and former Union minister Bhanwar Jitendra Singh by 2,83,895 votes. Mandalgarh MLA Kirti Kumari had died in August.