NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assets worth Rs 1.26 crore, according to details of assets and liabilities of the Union Council of Ministers uploaded on the prime minister's office website.
Modi's assets include Rs 38,700 in cash, bank balance and deposits worth Rs 1,32,698 and Rs 17,00,927 respectively, Rs 20,000 in bonds, Rs 2,35,000 in NSC, Rs 1,99,031 in insurance policies and jewellery and precious items worth Rs 1,20,980. He owns a house in Gandhinagar worth Rs 1 crore.
Interestingly, Modi has made no mention of his spouse Jashodaben's assets, only filling up the columns against her name with the words "not known".
While finance and defence minister Arun Jaitley turns out to be the richest with assets totaling Rs 72.10 crore, urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu has the least assets totalling Rs 20.45 lakh.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who also features in the list, is richer than the Prime Minister. He owns movable assets worth Rs 66,41,260.33 and immovable assets worth Rs 1,90,00,000. The Home Minister has also declared the wealth owned by his wife, and it’s worth Rs 40,88,871.
Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has declared her wealth worth Rs 2,98,48,485, in addition to an ancestral land in Palwal, Haryana. Her husband, Swaraj Kaushal, has movable assets worth Rs 8,88,91,635 and immovable worth Rs 3,18,90,050 (total wealth worth Rs 12,07,81,685).
The list further has declaration of assets by all the ministers in the Modi government.
The Times of India/The Indian Express/ZA