Bengal finance minister’s assets worth over Rs.7 crore

Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who is the Trinamool Congress’ candidate from Khardaha in North 24 Parganas, possesses assets in excess of Rs.7.50 crore.

Mitra, whose annual income for the year 2014-15 stood at Rs.14.82 lakh, has movable assets worth over Rs.4.97 crore and immovable assets in excess of Rs.2.76 crore, as revealed by his affidavit filed with the Election Commission.

His movable assets mostly comprise of bank and fixed deposits besides a car worth Rs.1.68 lakh and 4 kg silver valued at Rs.1.28 lakh.

A noted economist, who received his PhD from US’ Duke University, Mitra’s immovable properties include two plots of non-agricultural land in West Bengal and residential apartments, jointly owned with his wife, in New Delhi and Gurgaon.

His wife Meera has declared annual income of Rs.16.98 lakh in 2014-15 and possesses assets worth over Rs.4 crore including movable assets of Rs.1.34 crore.

The assets of Mitra, a former secretary-general of business chamber FICCI, have grown by over Rs.2 crore in the last five years. In the 2011 assembly polls, he had declared they were worth over Rs.4.80 crore of which Rs.1.94 crore were in movable assets.

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