Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pranab's son owns assets worth Rs 5 cr

Nalhati, West Bengal: Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's son Avijit, who has filed his papers as a Congress nominee for the West Bengal Assembly polls, owns assets worth over Rs 5 crore jointly with his wife. 

In affidavits submitted while filing his nomination from Nalhati in Birbhum Tuesday, the junior Mukherjee said he had movable assets worth Rs 58,22,890 (Rs 58.2 lakh). This includes four four vehicles and jewellery. His wife Chitralekha owns movable assets worth over Rs 90 lakh, including jewellery of Rs 52 lakh. 

Avijit also possesses agricultural land and non-agricultural land currently valued at around Rs 30 lakh, while his wife owns agricultural land worth Rs 42,31,930. Both own residential property worth over Rs 1 crore each. 

The income statement for the fiscal 2009-10 mentioned in the affidavits shows Avijit and Chitralekha have earned Rs 21,16,740 and Rs 2,06,259 respectively. 

Avijit, who worked as a general manager at Steel Authority of India Limited, took voluntary retirement recently for testing his fate in politics. 

IANS

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