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Congress candidate from the Chhindwara Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh, Nakul Nath is the richest person in the fray in the first phase polls, data has shown.

According to the analysis by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) Nakul Nath, the son of former MP Chief Minister Kamal Nath has assets worth Rs 717 crore.

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Nakul Nath who is hoping to retain his Chhindwara seat has declared movable property, including cash, shares and bonds, worth Rs 649.51 crore and Rs 48.07 crore of immovable property.

In 2019 he had declared assets worth Rs 660 crore.

Chhindwara is a Congress stronghold that has been represented by the party since 1952 and had only once elected a BJP MP, in 1997.

Kamal Nath was the MP of Chhindwara from 1998 to 2019 before it was given to Nakul Nath.

Ashok Kumar   

The Congress leader is followed by AIADMK's Ashok Kumar as the second richest candidate in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

Kumar who is contesting from Tamil Nadu's Erode has declared assets worth Rs 662 crore. This includes moveable assets worth Rs 583.48 crore, 10.1 kg gold and Rs 10 lakh cash.

Dhevanathan Yadav T  

Dhevanathan Yadav T, the BJP candidate from Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu is the third richest candidate in the first phase. Yadav has assets worth Rs 304 crore.

Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah  

He is followed by Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah, the BJP candidate from Tehri Garhwal in Uttarakhand. She has declared assets worth Rs 206 crore.

Majid Ali  

In fifth place is Majid Ali, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate for the Saharanpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

Ali the brother of Bollywood actor and producer Kamaal R Khan, better known as KRK has declared total assets of around Rs 160 crores.

Voting for the first phase of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections 2024 will be held on April 19. A total of 102 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 21 states and union territories will go to the polling booth next week, to elect their MPs.

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