Through filing nomination from Coimbatore South for the upcoming assembly polls which is scheduled to take place on 6th of April, actor turned politician Kamal Haasan has revealed about the details of his total asset value. Though he became the richest candidate among those who have filed nomination so far, people who use social media got shocked and expressing their awe over the asset value Kamal declared.
Many popular political personalities including Chief minister Edappadi K Pazhaniswamy, DMK leader MK Stalin, Deputy chief minister O Panneer Selvam, Kamal Haasan of MNM, TTV Dhinakaran of AMMK, Udhayanithi Stalin and many ministers were filed nominations so far. The chief electoral officer’s website shows that 980 people have filed nominations till Monday.
Kamal Haasan has declared assets worth Rs. 176.9 crore in his name including movable assets worth Rs. 45 crore and immovable assets worth Rs. 131 crore. According to his affidavit, the actor doesn’t have spouse and dependents and has no cases against him. He became the richest candidate who have filed for the nomination so far whereas MNM’s vice president R, Mahendran became the second.
R. Mahendran, the vanilla exporter’s assets are close to Rs. 160 crore. He reportedly has a dependent with assets worth Rs. 18 crore and he beats Kamal by a little over Rs, 1 crore, considering the combined assets of the family.
Chief minister Edappadi K Pazhaniswamy’s affidavit shows that his assets increased 34% between 2016 and now including that of his wife and undivided family. The joint co-ordinator of ADMK party, has declared assets worth Rs. 6.69 crore. It is notable that he had declared assets worth Rs. 5 crore in the last polls.
DMK leader MK Stalin has declared assets worth Rs. 8.9 crore and has increased by 53 % from the last election. He declared Rs. 5.8 crore as his total assets in the previous poll. 47 cases are pending against him, most of which are for unlawful assembly.
The affidavit of deputy chief minister O Panneer Selvam shows that the total value of his assets got increased from Rs. 1.5 crore to Rs. 7.8 crore. It is reported that the major increase in the assets of his wife as the reason for the steep increase.
Actor and DMK leader MK Stalin’s son Udhayanithi Stalin who is contesting from Chepauk-Triplicane, has assets worth Rs. 29 crore according to his affidavit. The rest are in his wife’s and children’s names, report says. There 22 legal cases pending against him.
TTV Dhinakaran of AMMK has assets worth Rs. 10. 86 crore, according to his affidavit. He owes Rs. 28 crore to the government, apart from another Rs 51. 34 core to the government, which is in dispute.