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At Rs 217 cr, Badal couple richest in Punjab poll scene

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

With a combined declared net worth of Rs 217 crore, (SAD) and his wife Badal are so far the richest candidates to enter the fray for elections in

The power couple from have movable assets (bank balance, investments etc.) worth over a whopping Rs 100 crore. Out of this, has over Rs 76 crore while has nearly Rs 24.18 crore.

Despite such riches, the Badals do not own a single car. owns two tractors costing Rs 2.38 lakh.

While filed his nomination from the Firozpur constituency on Friday, filed her papers from the Bathinda seat. She had won from Bathinda in 2009 and 2014.

Sukhbir Badal also owns agricultural and non-agricultural land worth nearly Rs 59 crore while Harsimrat Kaur has the same worth nearly Rs 9.4 crore.

Besides being in politics, the Badal couple have business interests and investments in hotels, resorts, media, transport, agriculture and commercial buildings.

Sukhbir Badal also owns residential buildings worth nearly Rs 40 crore.

The gross value of their immovable assets is nearly Rs 117.67 crore, out of which Sukhbir Badal owns assets worth nearly Rs 102 crore.

Harsimrat Kaur also owns jewellery worth Rs 7 crore while Sukhbir Badal has jewellery worth Rs 9 lakh.

The couple have Rs 1.6 lakh as cash in hand.

Sukhbir Badal's father, (91), has been the of five times.

Polling in Punjab's 13 seats will be held in the seventh phase on May 19.



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First Published: Fri, April 26 2019. 19:44 IST