Army disposal jeep, only movable property of Shekhawat


New Delhi : Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat owns only an army disposal jeep and his wife, Suraj Kanwar, a second-hand 1980 model Ambassador car. While Shekhawat has just Rs.100,000 cash with him, his wife has Rs.125,000, according to details of the assets of Shekhawat who is contesting the July 19 presidential poll.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj Friday released a three-page statement containing details of movable and immovable properties of Shekhawat and his wife to the media.

The list shows that Suraj Kanwar owns considerable disputed property including a plot in Jaipur.

Plot number 84 in Gaurav Nagar, Civil Lines, Jaipur, measuring 650 square yards purchased in 1995 is disputed and not registered yet. Similarly, 22 bighas and 8 biswa land in village Beed, Sarkari Tehsil Jaipur, was acquired by the Rajasthan government in 1988 but cases are pending in the Rajasthan High Court and local district courts.

There is a 1,000 sq. yd. plot in Gaurav Nagar owned by Suraj Kanwar, which Shekhawat says is worth Rs.15.4 million.

Speaking on behalf of Shekhawat, Swaraj announced that his savings in bank accounts, financial institutions and non-banking institutions total Rs.2.5 million.

His wife on the other hand has Rs.5,849 in savings bank and more than Rs.2.5 million in fixed deposits.

Shekhawat owns gold jewellery worth Rs.100,000 while his wife owns gold worth Rs.525,000 and silver utensils worth Rs.390,400.

Also, Shekhawat owns .99 hectares of ancestral land in village Kachariwas in Sikar district and Suraj Kanwar owns 6.28 hectares in village Milkapur in Jaipur.

Shekhawat has only 1/6th share in the ancestral house in Kachhariwas, says the statement declaring that he has no liability towards any bank, or government department by way of any bills pending for government accommodation, water, phone electricity.

The BJP had made a demand before the Election Commission that the presidential candidates should declare their assets.