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BJP chief Amit Shah’s wife’s income grew 16-fold in 5 years

The declaration was made by BJP chief Amit Shah while filing his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections from the Gandhinagar constituency

IANS

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Saturday said his wife Sonal Shah's income grew from Rs 14 lakh annually to Rs 2.3 crore in the last five years, which is a 16-fold increase.

The declaration was made by Shah while filing his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections from the Gandhinagar constituency.

As per the declaration, the BJP President's total movable and immovable assets are worth over Rs 31 crore. Shah has also shown that he inherited over Rs 23 crore from his late mother Kusum Shah in 2013.

Shah's income for 2017-18 has been shown as Rs 53,90,970. In 2013-14, Shah's income was Rs 41,93,218.

His wife's income grew from Rs 14,55,637 in 2013-14 to over Rs 2.3 crore in 2017-18.

In 2014-15, Sonal Shah's income was Rs 39,75,970, which grew to over Rs 1 crore in 2015-16. Income sources have been shown as income from rent and agriculture and dividends from share investments.

As per the affidavit submitted by Shah, there are four criminal cases pending against him.

The first case linked to inciting inflammatory oration is pending before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate of Contai in West Bengal, while the second case for defamatory speech is in the Metropolitan Magistrate's court in Kolkata.

The other two cases are related to wearing footwear while hoisting the national flag and calling Lalu Prasad a "chara chor" in 2015.

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