The value of assets of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has registered an increase of almost 32 per cent during the last three years, according to an affidavit submitted by him to the returning officer for the UP Council bypolls which he is contesting.
According to the affidavit, the value of his assets at present is Rs 95,98,053.41 as compared to Rs 72,17,674.14 in 2014, when he had contested the Lok Sabha elections, showing an increase by Rs 23.80 lakh.
The assets include gold ear rings weighing 20 grams worth Rs 49,000 and a gold chain (with Rudraksh beads) weighing 10 grams worth Rs 26,000, according to the affidavit.
The five-time Gorakhpur MP also owns a revolver and a rifle worth Rs one lakh and Rs 80,000, respectively.
Adityanath has stated that the salary and other allowances received as Lok Sabha member were his only source of income.
Adityanath, his two deputies Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, besides two ministers Mohsin Raza and Swatantradev Singh yesterday filed their nomination papers for Council bypolls for five seats.
Maurya’s affidavit shows that he has total movable assets worth Rs 72.94 lakh, while his immovable assets are worth Rs 6.85 crore. Besides, he has a revolver and a rifle.
Sharma’s movable assets are worth Rs 66.70 lakh, while his immovable assets are worth Rs 2.26 crore. He too has a revolver and a gun.
MoS Swatantradev Singh has movable assets worth Rs 22.84 lakh. His immovable assets stand at Rs 1.10 crore. MoS Mohsin Raza’s movable assets are worth Rs 54.51 lakh. He possesses a revolver while his wife has a DDBL gun.