Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has been left far behind by his cabinet minister and senior Congress leader Taj Mohi-ud-Din who has a total asset of Rs 18.31 crore while the asset of National Conference’s working present has shown decline since 2008.
As per the asset records, highest increase in asset has been registered by Taj Mohi-ud-Din who is candidate of Congress party from Uri.
Taj has been shown with maximum increase in total assets with an increase of Rs 18.31 crores. In 2008, Taj had Rs 1.11 crores and he has Rs 19.43 crores in 2014.
Taj had not declared the value of four vehicles, two agricultural lands, one non-agricultural land and five commercial buildings in his 2008 affidavit.
Five re-contesting candidates of NC who also includes Omar Abdullah’s assets have shown decrease.
In 2008, Omar had Rs 3.51 crores and now he has only Rs 65.69 lakhs in 2014. The CM has recorded decrease of 81 percent during last six years.
The total assets of Dr Bashir Ahmad Shah, re-contesting candidate of National Conference from Bijbehara constituency have increased by Rs 8.82 crores from Rs 1.05 crores in 2008 to Rs 9.88 crores in 2014.
Shah is followed by PDP Abdul Gaffar Sofi from Home Shalibagh constituency whose total assets have risen by Rs 4.17 crores, from Rs 8. 6 crores in 2008 to Rs 12.77 crores in 2014.
NC candidate Dr. Bashir Ahmad Shah had also not declared the value of two vehicles, one non-agricultural land and LIC policy.
Forty five re-contesting MLAs i.e. winners in the 2008 Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections who are contesting again in 2014, have been analyzed for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Elections 2014, informed Balvinder Singh, State Coordinator Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
The association has analyzed 45 re-contesting MLAs’ affidavits out of the total 68 MLAs. Singh informed that the data of 23 re-contesting MLAs was not available to ADR.
The average asset of these 45 re-contesting MLAs in 2008 was Rs.1.49 Crores and declared in their affidavits in 2014 it is Rs. 3.10 crores. The average asset growth of re-contesting MLAs is Rs 1.60 crores. The percentage average asset growth of re-contesting MLAs is 107%.
Meanwhile, five re-contesting MLAs have shown decrease in assets compared to their declarations in 2008.
There is an average increase in assets of at least 18 re-contesting legislators of 50 % which is from Rs 2.45 crores in 2008 and in 20014 they have Rs 3.67 crores assets.
Besides this, seven re-contesting PDP legislators have been declared an average 104 % increase in their assets which is from Rs 1.78 crores in 2008 and in 2014 they have Rs 3.64 crores assets.
There are five re-contesting candidates who have shown decrease in assets compared to their declarations in 2008.
The total assets of PDP candidate from Pulwama Mohammad Khalil Bandh has decreased from Rs 2 lakh in 2008 to Rs 1.93 lakh at present.
National Conference’s contesting candidate from Sopore Haji Mohammad Ashraf has declared an increase in six years from Rs 90,000 in 2008 to Rs 1.81 crore in 2014.
Meanwhile, BJP candidate from Bishnah assembly seat Ashwani Kumar Sharma has declared an increase from Rs 2.28 lakh in 2008 to Rs 82 lakh in 2014.
The National Panther’s Party MLAs were not behind in the race of asset increase. Three re-contesting candidates of NPP including MLA Ramnagar Harsh Dev Singh, MLA Samba Yashpal Kundal and Udhampur MLA Balwant Singh Mankotia have declared an average increase of 124 % in their assets. They had Rs 29.74 lakh assets in 2008 and in 2014, all three NPP MLAs have to Rs 68.04 lakh.

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