Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's declaration confirmed his new possession - a Ford Eco Sport Car
Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar owns assets worth Rs 59.3 lakh - less than one-third of his son Nishant Kumar. And the chief minister's deputy - Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tejaswi - has assets worth Rs 1.12 crore -- nearly his double.
The declaration of assets by Bihar's ministers - an annual exercise on New Year - has thrown up few surprises.
While the Chief Minister's assets have increased by Rs 12 lakh, his son has assets are now worth 2.14 crore - a jump of nearly Rs 1 crore.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's declaration confirmed his new possession - a Ford Eco Sport Car. His other assets include a laptop, computer set, air conditioner, treadmill, a washing machine, a microwave oven and other household appliances.
The deputy chief minister, cricketer-turned-politician Tejaswi Yadav, owns no vehicle.
But his elder brother Tej Pratap, who is the health minister in Mr Kumar's government, owns a BMW car that cost Rs. 29.4 lakh and a motorcycle worth Rs. 15.4 lakh.
He has total assets worth Rs 1.5 crore -- Rs. 4.5 lakh in his account, stocks and bonds investment of Rs 25.1 lakh and immovable assets worth Rs. 79.2 lakh.
Tejaswi Yadav, though, is almost as rich as his elder brother, with assets worth Rs 1.14 crore -- movable assets worth Rs. 22.5 lakh and immovable assets Rs. 91.5 lakh. His declaration claims he earned the money while playing cricket during Indian Premier League.
The richest of Mr Kumar's ministers is Lallan Singh, who holds the water resources portfolio. He has got assets worth nearly Rs 4.4 crore -- Rs. 37.7 lakh movable and Rs. 4.01 crore worth immovable assets.
The poorest of them is Anita Devi, who has movable assets worth Rs. 8.4 lakh.