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Rabri and kids richer than Lalu

Lalu has no immovable assets but his wife Rabri Devi and their nine children are worth over Rs 1.2 crore.

Written by Agencies | Chapra (bihar) |
March 29, 2009 2:11:03 pm

Railway Minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad has no immovable assets but his wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi and their nine children are worth over Rs 1.2 crore in terms of landed property.

Rabri Devi also surpasses her husband in terms of bank balance with her deposits in banks,financial institutions and non-banking financial companies at a little over Rs 24 lakh against Lalu’s 12.11 lakh,according to the affidavit filed by Lalu along with his nomination paper for Saran Lok Sabha seat.

The children of Bihar’s most powerful political couple possess 39.58 lakh in bank deposits.

The affidavit says Rabri Devi has agricultural land worth over Rs 34.5 lakh and her children Rs 57.7 lakh,while she owns non-agricultural land worth Rs 28.5 lakh.

Rabri Devi,who along with Lalu was an accused in a disproportionate assets case — an off-shoot of the multi-crore rupees fodder scam — but was acquitted,possesses 60 cows and 36 calves worth Rs 10 lakh.

Lalu has a 1990 model Maruti 800 worth a Rs 15,000 and a military disposal jeep purchased in 1977,when he became a Lok Sabha member for the first time,valued at Rs 10,000.

The RJD boss has jewellery and precious stones worth about Rs 95,000 and his wife approximately Rs 5.5 lakh.

The duo’s National Saving Certificates with the combined face value of Rs two lakh have not been renewed as those have been seized by the CBI,investigating the fodder scam cases. Likewise,Neelam Singh,wife of BJP spokesman and former union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy of BJP,who is crossing swords with Lalu in Saran,is richer than her husband.

While Neelam is worth Rs 49.71 lakh in terms of bank deposits and assets,including jewellery and vehicles,Rudy has property and cash valued at Rs 40.58 lakh.

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