In the affidavit filed by him along with his nomination papers today in Amethi, he has disclosed that the total value of his real estate assets (including the advance of Rs 6.8 crore paid on property) has increased from Rs 4.4 crore in 2009 to Rs 8.2 crore now, an increase of about 86 per cent.
The doubling of the total value of the assets from Rs 4.7 crore to Rs 9.4 crore has been primarily due to appreciation in property prices. The number of real estate assets owned by Mr Gandhi has declined since 2009 as he has sold the two shops he owned in a mall and exited another agricultural property in Haryana. He continues to own a share in the inherited farm in Sultanpur Village in Delhi.
Compared to many leaders across party lines, his assets are modest and they have shown a modest increase in the last year years, according to sources close to the leader.
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