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Nitish Kumar only has Rs.14,475 in cash

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Wed, Jan 02, 2013 14:27 hrs
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Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has lower assets than most of his cabinet colleagues.

According to details of movable and immovable assets declared by the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues for 2012, Nitish Kumar has Rs.14,475 in cash. The amount was Rs.46,974 in 2011.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has Rs.20,000 in cash while tourism minister Sunil Kumar Pintu has Rs.8,74,000.

The cash held by Public Relations Minister Brishen Patel is Rs.4 lakh while the amount is Rs.5,000 for Industry Minister Renu Kumari and Rs.80,000 for Food & Consumer Protection Minister Shyam Razak.

Energy Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav has Rs.60,000 in cash while Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra has Rs.96,992.

The list of Nitish Kumar's other assets are more or less the same as declared last year.

These include a house in Sansad Vihar in New Delhi valued at Rs.40 lakh and moveable assets worth Rs.6.15 lakh, a 2003 model car, an old TV set, an old air conditioner, a refrigerator, a cooler and some cows, a computer, a treadmill and a bank loan.

The chief minister has also disclosed assets of his only son Nishant, which includes land at ancestral Kalyanbigha village. But Nishant has more assets than his father.

Sushil Kumar Modi has assets worth over Rs.1 crore.

The richest member of the Bihar cabinet is P.K. Shahi, a lawyer, who declared assets worth over Rs.5 crore.

This was the third occasion when details of assets of 29 Bihar ministers were uploaded on the government website as a step towards transparency. 

Bihar ministers richer than Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is poorer than his cabinet colleagues -- as far as cash assets are concerned. According to details of movable and immovable assets declared by the chief minister and his cabinet ministers for 2012, Nitish Kumar has Rs.14,475 in cash.

This was less than the Rs.46,974 he had in 2011.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has Rs.20,000 in cash and Tourism Minister Sunil Kumar Pintu Rs.8.74 lakh.

Cash with others vary: Public Relations Minister Brishen Patel (Rs.4 lakh), Industry Minister Renu Kumari (Rs.5,000), Food and Consumer Protection Minister Shyam Razak (Rs.80,000), Energy Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav (Rs.60,000) and Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra (Rs.96,992).

Nitish Kumar's other assets remain more or less the same as declared last year: a house in Sansad Vihar in New Delhi valued at Rs.40 lakh, movable assets worth Rs.6.15 lakh, a 2003 model car, an old television, an old air-conditioner, a refrigerator, a cooler and cows.

The chief minister's assets include a computer and a treadmill. He has also taken a loan from a bank.

Nitish Kumar has disclosed his only son Nishant's assets, including agricultural land in Kalyanbigha village. But his son has more wealth.

This is the third occasion when details of assets of 29 Bihar ministers were uploaded on the government website. It was first done in 2011 and later in 2012.

Deputy Chief Minister Modi has movable and immovable assets worth over Rs.1 crore.

The richest minister former lawyer P.K. Shahi, who declared movable and immovable assets worth more than Rs.5 crore.




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