| BJP leaders M Venkaiah Naidu and Rajiv Pratap Rudy in Chhapra on Wednesday. Telegraph picture |
BJP general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy’s assets have increased nearly twice than what it was in 2009.
As per the affidavit furnished by Rudy, the party nominee from Saran parliamentary constituency, his total property has risen from Rs 44,34,781 to Rs 85,23,925.
Rudy submitted his affidavit before the additional district magistrate-cum- returning officer Pravin Kumar on Wednesday. It says Rudy had Rs 81,590 as cash in hand in 2009 which has risen to Rs 4,82,000 at present.
Similarly, Rudy in 2009 was having Rs 23,38,991 as bank deposit while in 2014 his bank deposit has risen to Rs 69,37,555. While at the same time Rudy owes a bank loan of Rs 45 lakh against the bank loan of Rs 8 lakh in 2009 election.
Rudy’s wife Nilam Pratap Singh’s assets too have gone up but not in the same proportion as compared to her husband. In 2009, her total property worth Rs 40,16,673 in 2009 has gone up to Rs 73,46,372. Her movable property also includes 0.2 hectare land in Jabalpur gifted by Nilam’s father. She also owns a land in Gurgaon valued at Rs 38,66,34.
During filing of Rudy’s nomination, he was accompanied by former BJP president M. Venkaiah Naidu, state BJP president Mangal Pandey, former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, BJP Rajya Sabha MP C.P. Thakur and others. Talking to reporters after filling his nomination, Rudy said: “There is Narendra Modi wave in the country and in Bihar the Congress has again become a puppet of the RJD.”
Rudy is pitted against RJD’s Rabri Devi and JD(U)’s Salim Parvej.
He had won two terms from here (1999 to 2004) and was civil aviation minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet. Rudy last time contested election against RJD chief Lalu Prasad.
Naidu said the BJP, if voted to power, is all set to review the names of the schemes, which have been named after members of the Nehru-Gandhi family. Naidu said: “There are around 650 government schemes, both run by central government and state governments named after the Nehru- Gandhi family (Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi), while hardly any scheme has been named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Rajendra Prasad among others.” He also spelled out names such as Indira Awas Yojana, Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission and newly launched Rajiv Gandhi Equity Fund Scheme.