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Radadia spots his error,is poorer by Rs 4.5 lakh

The net worth of Vitthal Radadia’s immovable assets has dipped by Rs 4.5 lakh since he contested the

Written by Gopal Kateshiya | Rajkot | Published: June 17, 2013 3:19:55 am

The net worth of Vitthal Radadia’s immovable assets has dipped by Rs 4.5 lakh since he contested the Assembly polls held last year,thanks to an error in his previous affidavit that he has corrected now.

In his affidavit filed for bye-election to Porbandar Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday,Radadia has showed his immovable properties as worth Rs 3,74,31,309.

However,the same assets were stated to be worth Rs 3,78,81,309 in the affidavit he had filed as a Congress candidate from Dhoraji Assembly constituency in November last year.

The higher value was a result of an error in making the sum total of his 11 immovable assets comprising seven plots of agricultural land,two plots of non-agricultural land,a bungalow in Gandhinagar and firearms.

However,this error was not spotted by anybody. His nomination was held valid and eventually,Radadia won the seat as a Congress candidate.

Officials say an erroneous affidavit can lead to rejection of a candidate’s nomination but since the election was over,nothing could be done now. “The returning officer has the power to reject a nomination with errors in affidavit. However,since nobody had raised any objection at the relevant time,the election process was completed,” Dhaval Patel,district election officer of Rajkot,said.

Meanwhile,Radadia’s movable assets also dipped by around Rs 10 lakh,coming down to Rs 56.57 lakh from Rs 66.28 lakh declared six moths ago. He has Rs 18.15 lakh in cash,Rs 6.70 lakh in bank deposits,Rs 7.12 lakh in insurance policies,210 grams of gold worth Rs 1.30 lakh and a care valued at Rs 17.30 lakh.

His wife Chetna holds immovable assets worth Rs 5.83 crore and movable assets worth Rs 58.90 lakh.

According to his affidavit,Radadia faces 14 cases,including for assault and criminal intimidation. Last year,he hit the headlines when he was caught on camera waved a gun at a toll plaza near Vadodara.

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