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Punjab Congress candidate's wife owns Swiss account

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Lok Sabha candidate from Punjab's and outgoing lawmaker Sunil has declared over Rs 7 crore deposits in a Swiss in his wife's name, his affidavit filed with poll authorities said.

He has declared deposits of Rs 7.37 crore by his wife Silvia in the Zurcher Kantonal Bank, Zurich,

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Sunil has Rs 4.49 lakh as cash in hand while his wife has 38 lakh.

In an affidavit submitted with his nomination papers, Jakhar declared that he and his wife have immovable assets of Rs 2,88,41,688 and Rs 1,20,63,26,638 respectively.

Jakhar, who is late Balram Jakhar's son, and his wife have no loan liability.

As per the affidavit, he has movable assets of Rs 1,53,84,226 and that of his wife Rs 8,69,04,149.

The state unit is pitted against BJP-Akali Dal Sunny Deol, 62, from Gurdaspur, the seat represented four times by Vinod Khanna, who died in April 2017 due to cancer.

He won the October 2017 by-election with a margin of 1.92 lakh votes. The by-election was necessitated after Vinod Khanna's death.

The constituency, which has 14,68,972 voters, has nine Aassembly constituencies. It has a high number of serving and retired defence personnel and the BJP is trying to woo them by using the 'fauzi' image of Deol.



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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 19:40 IST