Fatehpur Assembly byelection: Saffron party’s candidate has least assets

Rajiv Mahajan

Nurpur, October 12

Baldev Thakur (51), an agriculturist, whom the BJP has fielded to fight the Fatehpur Assembly byelection in Kangra district possesses property (moveable and immovable) of the lowest value compared to the candidates of other political parties.

Interestingly, his loan liabilities are more than the value of his assets while his rival candidates in Fatehpur possess assets worth crores of rupees.

In the affidavit submitted while filing his nomination papers for the Fatehpur byelection, Baldev declared Class X as his educational qualification. He possesses ancestral immovable property (agricultural land) worth Rs 17 lakh besides self-acquired immovable property worth only Rs 3 lakh. He has constructed a house on 150 square metres at his native Larth village having a value of Rs 3 lakh. No immovable property has been shown in the name of his spouse.

Baldev has a 2011 model light vehicle worth Rs 2.65 lakh, gold jewellery worth around Rs 1.40 lakh while his wife has jewellery worth Rs 6.75 lakh.

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