Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday filed his nomination papers from Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat and also declared his family’s movable and immovable assets worth 4.14 crores.
In the long list of assets Azad declared that on July 5, 1994 he had acquired 2.5 acres of agricultural piece of land in Washim district of Vidharbha in Maharashtra by sale deed under survey no 461.
Significantly Azad who had contested 2006 by polls in Jammu and Kashmir and later Assembly polls in 2008, Rajya Sabha polls in 2009 had concealed this crucial piece of information.
A quick review of previous affidavits submitted by Azad at the time of filing the nomination papers clearly revealed that Azad had deliberately hidden property details despite announcing details of assets on an affidavit.
According to the details provided in the affidavit Azad on Tuesday also declared that in 1994 the total cost of the 2.5 acres of agricultural land was 1,39,500 while the current market value of the land is 70 lakhs (approximately).
According to the affidavit Azad filed returns for Rs 821110, his wife Shameema Azad filed returns of Rs 723300 and their daughter Sofiya has filed Income Tax returns for Rs 601880 in the last financial year.
The total worth of movable assets of Azads wife stood at Rs 1,49,91,472 and their daughter owns movable assets worth Rs 16,05,385.
Under the immovable category, the family has put the costs of their overall assets at Rs 1,90,35,000. It includes properties worth Rs 70 lakh that Azad personally owns as his wife owns properties worth Rs 1,20,35,000.
Azads wife owns a flat in Friends Colony in Delhi, and a residential house in Hyderpora Srinagar. According to the affidavit Azad has not taken any loan nor any dues were pending against his name anywhere in the state.