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LS polls: 6 of top 10 richest candidates from Congress

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Of the top 10 richest candidates in the ongoing elections, six are from the Congress, according to the National Election Watch (NEW) and the (ADR).

While Ramesh Kumar Sharma, an from Patliputra in Bihar, is in pole position with declared assets worth over Rs 1,107 crore, the second, third, fourth and fifth positions are captured by the nominees.

The second in the list is Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, the candidate from Chevella in Telangana, with total asset of Rs 895 crore.

Nakul Nath, the nominee from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh, is the third richest in the fray with assets worth Rs 660 crore, followed by another Congressman in the fourth spot, who is contesting from Kanyakumari in with assets of over Rs 417 crore.

With assets worth over Rs 374 crore, Congress Jyotiraditya Scindia, who is seeking re-election from Guna in Madhya Pradesh, occupies the fifth position. He was the richest candidate in the recently concluded sixth phase of polling.

YSR Congress Party's (YSRCP) candidate from in Andhra Pardesh is in the sixth position with assets worth over Rs 347 crore.

Congress leaders Uday Singh, contesting from Purnia in Bihar, and D.K. Suresh, contesting from Bangalore Rural in Karnataka, are seventh and eighth in the list with assets worth Rs 341 crore and Rs 338 crore, respectively.

K. Raghu Rama Krishna Raju, the YSRCP candidate from Narsapuram in Andhra Pradesh, is placed ninth with assets worth over Rs 325 crore, while Telugu Desam Party's Jayadev Galla, who is contesting from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, is in the 10th spot with assets worth over Rs 305 crore.

Hema Malini, who is seeking re-election from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, is the richest candidate from the with assets worth over Rs 250 crore.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 16:16 IST
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