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RK Nagar bypoll: TTV Dhinakaran declares Rs 74-lakh assets

During the run-up to the April bypoll, AIADMK's rebel leader had declared assets worth Rs 68 lakh

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran, TTV Dhinakaran, Dhinakaran
AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran files his nomination in Chennai on Friday for the RK Nagar by-poll, scheduled to be held on December 21. (Photo: PTI)

Sidelined leader T T V Dhinakaran, who is contesting the December 21 RK Nagar bypoll, on Friday declared movable and immovable valued at Rs 74 lakh, a tad higher than his earlier declaration in April.

Dhinakaran, who had contested the April 12 bypoll to the constituency as then (Amma) candidate backed by Chief Minister K Palaniswami, had at that time declared valued at Rs 68 lakh.

In his affidavit submitted to the along with his nomination papers on Friday, said his movable and immovable totalled Rs 74,17,807, with movable assets valued at Rs 57.44 lakh.

His movable assets were Rs 16.73 lakh, the 53-year-old former MP said.

Further, the gross total value of movable assets of his spouse and a dependent was around Rs 6.87 crore and Rs 1.17 crore, respectively, he declared in the affidavit.

Among the cases taken cognisance of by court was the one regarding the alleged bribery of an official as part of the Two Leaves dispute, he said.

Delhi Police had earlier filed the case against him and the sidelined leader is now on bail, with the other accused being one Sukesh Chandrasekar.

Four FIR's were pending against him on other matters, added.

Dhinakaran's challenger and nominee E Madhusudhanan declared movable and immovable assets valued at over Rs 1.49 crore.

The 75-year-old veteran, who took on as the candidate of then rebel camp in April, also mentioned he had no pending cases against him.

While the value of his movable property stood at Rs 12.53 lakh, that of his immovable property was Rs 1.37 crore, he said in his affidavit.

He had no liabilities, he added.

The party veteran has been fielded once again to face the bypoll, this time as the AIADMK candidate.

Last week, the had allotted the 'Two Leaves' symbol to the Palaniswami-led faction, as both his led camp as well as that of Dhinakaran had staked claim for it.

Palaniswami and Panneerselvam had merged their respective led factions in August this year.

Meanwhile, DMK's N Maruthu Ganesh, a political greenhorn, declared assets valued at Rs 12.57 lakh.

A B Com, LLB graduate, Maruthu Ganesh said in his affidavit that his immovable assets were valued at Rs 10 lakh, even as his liabilities to two private persons stood at a similar sum.

A case under Section 4(b) of open places (prevention of Disfigurement) Act, 1959, was pending against him.

All the three persons had earlier in the day filed their nominations to contest the prestigious RK Nagar bypoll, necessitated following the death of sitting MLA and then Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in December last.

First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 21:50 IST