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Added on : 2019-03-31 16:30:14

The affidavit filed Saturday by BJP chief Amit Shah while submitting his nomination papers for the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat showed that his assets had grown over three times in the last seven years.

The total assets of BJP national president Amit Shah has grown from Rs 34.31 crore in 2017 to Rs 38.81 crore in 2019. His assets have increased by Rs 4.5 crore since 2017. Shah and his wife have Rs 27.80 lakh in several savings bank accounts, and a fixed deposit of Rs 9.80 lakh. Regarding source of income, Shah declared his salary as Rajya Sabha MP and rent on properties and income from agricultural activity. Shah's income as per his 2016-17 ITR was Rs 43.68 lakh.

As per the affidavit, at the time of filing of nomination, Shah had Rs 20,633 cash in hand and his wife Sonalben Rs 72,578 cash in hand. The income of Shah's wife more than doubled in a year as her 2016-17 ITR placed her annual income at Rs 1.05 crore.

Shah has further declared that though four criminal cases were pending against him, he has not been convicted in any of them.

These four pending cases against Shah comprise two each registered in West Bengal and Bihar.

The first one was registered in West Bengal over an inflammatory speech during the municipality polls this year.

The second, pending before a metropolitan magistrate in Kolkata, was a defamation suit.

The third, registered in Muzaffarpur in Bihar in 2017, was regarding a YouTube video showing Shah hoisting the national flag while wearing shoes.

The fourth case was registered in Begusarai in Bihar in 2015 for making some remarks against Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, the affidavit said.

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