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JD-S nominee richest in Karnataka Rajya Sabha polls

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) candidate with a declared assets of around Rs 770 crore is the richest of the five aspirants in the fray for biennial elections to the four seats from

According to affidavits filed with the (EC), Farooq, 51, has declared assets of about Rs 770 crore, including immovable ones worth over Rs 600 crore, and a of about Rs 95 lakh.

He is pitted against Congressmen L. Hanumanthaiah, and Syed Nasir Hussain, and Bharatiya Janata Party's who is seeking a second term since his first term as an Independent member ends on April 2.

BJP's Chandrasekhar, 53, is the second richest candidate with declared assets of about Rs 50 crore and of about Rs 4.8 crore.

Hanumanthaiah, and Hussain have declared assets of about Rs 4.8 crore, Rs 13 crore and Rs 18.7 crore, respectively.

The March 23 elections will fill vacancies due to retirement of Basawaraj Patil, and of the and

Counting of votes will also be held on March 23.



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 17:18 IST