Ummid Assistant

Jamia Millia launches courses on China, Afghanistan

IGNOU launches value education programme for teachers

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Special Reports

Top Punjab leaders are worth Rs.200 crore

Thursday January 12, 2012 12:35:28 PM, Jaideep Sarin, IANS

Related Articles

Mayawati's assets: Highest at Rs.87 crore

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati tops the list of chief ministers in the five election-bound states with maximum assets worth Rs.87 crore and 46 percent of her ministers have criminal cases pending against them, according to data released   »

'33 percent ministers in poll-bound states face criminal cases'

Chandigarh: That they were super-rich was never in doubt but the top political leadership in Punjab, especially from two families, are worth nearly Rs.200 crore ($38.5 million) of declared wealth.

Affidavits submitted by the top politicos in Punjab while filing their nominations to various seats for the state's Jan 30 assembly polls have revealed that their riches are getting bigger and better.

So if the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal president and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has declared assets of over Rs.76 crore, it has not come as a surprise to anyone.

His wife and Bathinda MP, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, is worth Rs.15.38 crore. Sukhbir is contesting for the Jalalabad assembly seat from the border district of Ferozepur.

While the net declared wealth of the Badal couple alone is over Rs.91.38 crore, they, ironically, do not even own a car. All that Sukhbir has in the name of a vehicle is a tractor.

It is another matter that the Badals are owners of two super-luxury hotels in Gurgaon city, adjoining national capital New Delhi. The latest of the hotels is managed by the Oberoi group and is touted as one of the top-of-the-line hotels in the country.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, 84, the father of Sukhbir Badal, with declared assets of nearly Rs.7 crore, is the poorest member of the Badal clan.

Badal Senior is contesting for the Lambi assembly seat against his younger brother Gurdas Badal of the Peoples Party of Punjab (PPP) and first cousin Mahesinder Singh Badal of the Congress.

Sukhbir's brother-in-law and Harsimrat's brother, Bikram Singh Majithia, who is a sitting legislator from Majitha near Amritsar, has declared a net worth of Rs.11.21 crore.

Punjab Congress president and former chief minister Amarinder Singh, who is contesting his traditional Patiala assembly seat, has declared assets of Rs.45.74 crore.

Senior Congress leader and former chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, who is the leader of the opposition in the outgoing assembly, has declared assets of under Rs.3 crore.

Cricketer-turned-politician and Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, has declared assets of Rs.2.38 crore. Contesting from the Amritsar-east assembly constituency on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket, she pedalled her way on a bicycle to the office of the returning officer Tuesday with her husband and a few supporters.

Several other leading candidates from the Congress and the ruling Akali Dal-BJP alliance are worth several millions. Congress candidate from Jalandhar-north and former minister Avtar Henry has declared assets of nearly Rs.14 crore.

(Jaideep Sarin can be contacted at








Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS






Top Stories

Poll panel stays minority quota

Amid fierce resistance by the BJP to religion-based reservations, the Election Commission Wednesday asked the government to put on hold the implementation of the   »

Politics over Muslim Quota: EC notice to Khurshid on BJP's complaint

Khurshid defends announcement of quota for Muslims


  Most Read

Video shows US soldiers urinating on dead Taliban fighters

The US Marine Corps is probing an internet video that showed several soldiers were urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan. While we have not yet verified the origin  »

BJP Minority Cell, Muslims in Rajasthan protest Rushdie's visit

Author Salman Rushdie's proposed visit to the Jaipur Literature Festival 2012 got mired deeper into controversy Wednesday as many leaders of the minority community in Rajasthan opposed it  »

Rushdie does not need visa, has PIO card: Khurshid


  News Pick

BJP leader mastermind behind Pak flag hoisting: Report

The investigations into the hoisting of Pakistani national flag on New Year’s day at Sindagi, have revealed that the mastermind of the crime was an RSS backed elected repetitive from Bharatiya Janata Party, a media report  »

Online petition demanding Bharat Ratna for Mirza Ghalib

Taking forward the suggestion to the Indian govt mooted by Justice Markandey Katju to give Bharat Ratna to Mirza Ghalib, a Mumbai based organisation has filed an online petition requesting the President of India   »

'Childhood poverty remains a reality in India'

Despite India developing as a major economy, the country's children have a bleak future due to malnutrition leading to stunted growth, high school dropout rates and poverty, a report said Wednesday. "The Impact of Growth on Childhood  »


Picture of the Day

Dhananjay Bele, President of Nashik Industries & Manufacturers Association (NIMA). addressing the industrialists' meet in Malegaon Friday. The meeting was organised as part of Malegaon Mahautsav 2012, a three day event which began on January 06.




RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant



Science & Technology



About us




Government Schemes










Contact us




    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.