Actor and Samajwadi Party(SP) MP from Uttar Pradesh Jaya Bachchan could well be the country’s richest Member of Parliament (MP) with the assets of Rs 1,000 crore. This has put her above BJP Rajya Sabha MP Ravindra Kishore Sinha. He declared assets worth Rs 800 crore in 2014 when he entered the upper House.
Jaya nomination as an SP candidate for Rajya Sabha Poll
Jaya recently filed her nomination as an SP candidate for Rajya Sabha Poll. SP has 47 MLAs in the state assembly. Jaya has been elected to this post thrice. This is the fourth time she is nominated for the same post. The formal announcement of her candidature is expected on Thursday. Senior SP leader says that Kiranmoy Nanda and Naresh Agarwal were among the front-runners but the party decided to have Jaya Bachchan’s name in order to avoid bitterness among leaders and workers.
Assets owned by Jaya
She declared the assets worth of Rs 493 crore in 2012. According to her, Jaya and her husband Amitabh have immovable assets worth more than Rs 460 crore, which is twice of Rs 152 crore they owned in 2012. The value of their movable assets increased from Rs 343 crore in 2012 to around Rs 540 crore.
She owns gold and jewelry of Rs 62 crore. Amitabh owns jewelry more than Rs 36 crore. She owns 12 vehicles, worth of Rs 13 crore. These include a Rolls-Royce, three Mercedes, a Porsche and a Range Rover. Amitabh also owns a Tata Nano and a tractor. Amitabh and Jaya own watches worth of Rs 3.4 crore and Rs 51 lakh. They possess a pen worth over Rs 9 lakh.
Property owned by Bachchans
The Bachchans own a 3,175 sqm residential property in Brignogan Plage in France. In addition, they have properties in Noida, Bhopal, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Gandhinagar. Jaya owns a 1.22-hectare agricultural plot worth Rs 2.2 crore in Kakori area of Lucknow. Amitabh owns a 3-acre plot worth Rs 5.7 crore in Daulatpur area of Barabanki district.
Jaya was accompanied by SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s wife and Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav, Sahara India’s Subrata Roy and outgoing SP MP Kiranmoy Nanda when she went to file the nomination papers. Party insiders said Jaya has been informed about the decision and will file her nomination a day after the announcement of her candidature. It is almost final that Jaya Bachchan will be party’s RS candidate as her name has been reached among the top leaders.