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Posted at: Apr 26, 2019, 7:59 AM; last updated: Apr 26, 2019, 7:59 AM (IST)

Lights, camera, action for Kher

Accompanied by Haryana and Uttarakhand CMs, BJP nominee files her papers
Lights, camera, action for Kher
Actor Anupam Kher takes a selfie as his wife and BJP candidate from the city Kirron Kher files her nomination in Chandigarh on Thursday. Haryana and Uttarakhand CMs Manohar Lal Khattar and Trivendra Singh Rawat, along with city BJP chief Sanjay Tandon, are also seen. Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 25

BJP candidate Kirron Kher today filed her nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections from the city. 

She was accompanied by her husband Anupam Kher, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and city BJP president Sanjay Tandon. Before the nomination was filed, a big roadshow was held in the city as a show of strength. 

Before the start of the roadshow, workers danced at the BJP office on dhol beats and raised slogans for the victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kher. 

Later, speaking to the media, Khattar said the contest in Chandigarh would be interesting. He said the people of Chandigarh were impressed with the work done by Kher and only she could defeat Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal.

Kher’s roadshow started from the BJP’s Sector 33 office, Kamalam. It passed through the markets of Sector 34 and Sector 35, the Sector 22-23 light point and the Sector 16 stadium to finally conclude near the DC office. 

Before this, Kher stopped for some time outside the gurdwara at Sector 34 and offered prayers.

After reaching the DC office, Kher filed her nomination papers before returning officer Mandeep Singh Brar. 

During the roadshow, a large number of supporters carried BJP flags in their hands. They raised slogans in favour of the BJP. On the way, party workers showered flower petals on Kher’s caravan. 

Traffic rules go for a toss

Meanwhile, traffic rules went for a toss during the BJP roadshow. Helmetless youths were seen riding bikes. Several of them were triple riding. 

Cars and two-wheelers were seen moving on cycle tracks against the norms. Sources said a few challans were issued and the police were trying to trace the violators through CCTV cameras.


MONEY METER

Kher Assets up 41.64% in 5 yrs

Total assets: Rs 47.49 cr | Moveable: Rs 31.83 cr

(Includes assets of Kirron Kher’s actor-husband Anupam Kher)

  • Couple’s moveable assets have increased by almost 157.92% or Rs 19.49 cr in the past five years. The rise is primarily explained by increase in cash, bank balance and fixed deposits
  • The couple owns gold and silver jewellery worth Rs 4.85 cr
Immoveable: Rs 15.66 cr

  • There has been a fall in the immovable assets by almost 26.08% or about Rs 5.52 crore.
  • All of Kirron Kher’s properties worth Rs 13.91 cr are inherited. All of Anupam Kher’s properties worth Rs 1.75 cr are self-acquired 
  • In 2014, the couple had declared two apartments in Juhu, Mumbai, which aren’t listed in the current affidavit. 
  • Anupam Kher purchased a flat in Shimla in 2015. 

Income

According to the last income returns filed by the couple in 2017-2018, Kirron Kher’s income was around Rs 84.75 lakh. Anupam Kher, on the other hand, earned about Rs 1.34 cr the same year. 

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