Amarinder has declared assets worth Rs 43.51 crore. Amarinder does not own a car while Preneet has an Innova. According to the property details, the total income of 69-year-old former Maharaja is Rs 2,113,690 with his wife Preneet Kaur, Union Minister drawing an income of Rs 2,173,540 per annum, which they have shown in Income Tax return 2010-2011. Just a Ford Endeavour SUV registered in his name, his wife owns an Innova car. The total Government dues left pending are Rs 51,982.
Agricultural land, Singh owns is 7 acres 7 kanals at village Bahadurgarh in Patiala which costs around Rs 2 crore, while 41 bigha 8 biswa of agricultural land is registered in the name of Preneet Kaur at village Kandialli, in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The land costs around Rs 10 lakh which also includes share of her daughter Jai Inder Kaur.
Besides this, at least 3 acre of land is registered in Solan, Himachal Pradesh and 14 acre of land is registered in Kharar, Punjab worth Rs 31 lakh. Around one Kanal of land worth Rs 50,000 is at Bhalawag area located in Himachal Pradesh. The non-agricultural land which Maharaja owns is just two Kanals in Patiala. Commercial building owned costs around Rs 35 crore. Maharaja also owns a residential flat worth Rs 80 lakh in Dubai, UAE.
In his affidavit filed before the election Commission on the day of his nomination as Congress candidate from Patiala, he has shown his Patiala residence Moti Bagh Palace as commercial property worth Rs 35 crore. Badal's total movable assets are worth Rs 1.21 crore and immovable assets are worth Rs 5.71 crore. Reporters were not allowed to enter the mini secretariat where he filed his nomination. As Amarinder reached the SDM office to file his papers, a huge crowd of Congress workers and his supporters greeted him. The scene virtually turned chaotic inside the office complex as battery of media persons and his supporters jostled with each other.
After filing his nomination papers, Amarinder told Media that Congress would win the upcoming assembly elections with thumping majority. He said that people have become sick of SAD-BJP government and want to get rid of it. The PPCC President claimed that there is not any division and dissension within the Congress party in Punjab. He said that reports of dissension in the aftermath of ticket distribution reported from some places have been contained to significant extent.
Hitting out at Deputy Chief Minister and SAD President Sukhbir Badal, Amarinder said that Sukhbir has habit of making unfounded and baseless allegations. Dismissing Sukhbir’s allegations that Congress tickets were sold for Rs 25 crores each, Capt Amarinder said, “Congress party does not sell tickets as Akalis do, but if Sukhbir believes that Congress tickets were really sold and that too for such a whopping amount, he should better realize and pack off as it means Congress was certain to form the government in the state as nobody likes to buy a losing stock”.
About the controversy over ticket given to his son Raninder Singh, he said that it was decision of the party high command. He said that Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Sonia Gandhi and AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi will be campaigning in Punjab in the coming days.
He said that they are hopeful of winning over 70 seats. He said that he may not be able to spend much time in Patiala assembly segment as he has to cover each and every assembly segment across Punjab to campaign for the party candidates. “Each resident and every voter in Patiala will be campaigning for me”, he said, while asking, “Do you still think that I need to campaign here?”
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