asset declaration given by him while filing nomination papers on Monday for the May 8 assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, revealed.

He has deposits in various banks to the tune of Rs.17.98 crore and three plots in the city, valued at Rs three crore. Jewellery valued at Rs.97.58 lakh was also owned by Karunanidhi and his wife Rajathi Ammal.

While filing papers from the Chepauk assembly segment in the city, he also revealed that he held shares to tune of Rs.20.76 lakh, owned by his daughter Kanimozhi besides a share of Rs.5.41 lakh in the city-based ‘Royal furniture’.

He also owns two cars and 21 cent of land in Madakulam village in Madurai district. He also owns 50 per cent shares in Anjugam publications, which was not valued. His stakes in film distribution industry also was not valued.

The former Chief Minister is facing five defamation cases, a case under TESMA Act for supporting the strike of state government employees and another case relating to ‘hurting the sentiments of Hindu devotees’.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi owns no car and the money she holds in cash is a meagre Rs 20,000.

But she does have an ancestral house in her country of origin Italy and its worth Rs 13 lakh.

According to the financial declaration she submitted along with her nomination papers in Rae Bareli, the total worth of Gandhi’s jewellery is Rs 21.66 lakh.

The break-up as mentioned in the declaration shows she owns 2518.450 grams of jewellery, whose total worth is Rs 10.49 lakh. Her silverware amounts to 88 kg, with a value of Rs 11.17 lakh.

The UPA Chairperson owns no motor vehicle, the declaration said, but she has lent Rs 5,04,394 to her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

The Congress President has Rs 85,338 in her savings account in UCO Bank and Rs 20 lakh in fixed deposit in the same bank.

She owns Rs 12 lakh in RBI bonds and Rs 52,800 in UTI, besides holding ten shares of Maruti Technical Services Pvt Ltd, whose worth was not quoted in the declaration.

Also, she owns 500 shares of Western India Tanneries, her declaration said without quoting their value.

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