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Independent Ramesh Kumar richest candidate in LS polls

IANS  |  New Delhi 

With declared assets of over Rs 1,107 crore, is the richest candidate in the elections, his affidavit shows.

An independent contesting against from Patliputra in Bihar, Sharma says he is fighting against and his fake promises.

The 63-year-old with a certificate owns nine vehicles including a Jetta, a city and an Optra Chevrolet, the affidavit says.

Sharma has declared total assets worth Rs 11,07,58,33,190, of which assets worth Rs 7,08,33,190 are movable.

Sharma told IANS: "With demonetization, Modi took money away from people. There is crime happening all around and they are looting the country. I am fighting this election against Modi, the 'jumlebaaz'."

The is "more than 100 per cent confident of his win" even if contests against him.

Sharma is the only independent in the top five richest candidates in the battle. The other four are from the

The second richest is Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, the candidate from Chevella in Telangana, with Rs 895 crore assets. He has movable assets worth Rs 8,56,38,18,770 and immovable assets worth Rs 38,63,60,400.

Nakul Nath, the candidate from Chhindwara constituency in Madhya Pradesh, is the third richest man in the fray with assets worth Rs 660 crore -- the movable and immovable assets are worth Rs 6,18,41,72,757 and Rs 41,77,74,000 respectively.

The fourth richest man is Vasanthakumar H., the Congress candidate from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, with assets worth Rs 4,17,49,30,444, of which Rs 2,30,49,30,444 are movable.

With assets worth over Rs 374 crore, Congress Jyotiraditya Scindia, contesting from Guna in Madhya Pradesh, is the fifth richest candidate. He was also the richest candidate in the just concluded sixth phase of polling.



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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 14:38 IST