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AAP Candidate Declares Assets Worth Over Rs. 4 Crore

AAP Candidate Declares Assets Worth Over Rs. 4 Crore

Gurdaspur: The Aam Aadmi Party candidate in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-election, Major General (retd) Suresh Kumar Khajuria, filed his nomination papers on Thursday, declaring assets worth Rs. 4.11 crore.

In his nomination papers, Mr Khajuria, 64, declared two cars worth Rs. 7.75 lakh and immovable assets – including farm land, residential properties – in Pathankot, Bengaluru and Rajasthan.

The declaration included the assets in the name of his wife Tripta Khajuria too.

The movable assets of both Mr Khajuria and his wife have been declared at Rs. 79 lakh and Rs. 36.61 lakh respectively.

The retired army officer has an M Phil in defence and strategic studies from the University of Madras, according to the nomination papers.

Mr Khajuria has declared Rs. 1.50 cash in-hand, while his wife has Rs. 60,000. He declared his wife has gold jewellery worth Rs. 4.50 lakh.

The total income of the AAP candidate and his wife has been declared at Rs. 15.67 lakh and Rs. 3.78 lakh for 2017-18.

An official spokesperson said Rajinder Singh of Hindustan Shakti Sena and Santosh Kumari of Megh Desham Party too file their nominations on Thursday.

The last date for filing of nomination is September 22. Five candidates have filed nominations for the by-election required due to the death of BJP lawmaker Vinod Khanna in April. The polls will take place on October 11.

PTI