With a declared asset list of Rs 100 crores and counting, Samajwadi party leader and legendary actress Jaya Bachchan is currently the richest Member of Parliament in India today. She is all set to topple Ravindra Kishore Sinha, BJP MP in Rajya Sabha, as the richest parliamentarian. Sinha, who declared assets worth Rs 800 crore in 2014 when he entered the upper House, has been upstaged by Jaya, who declared assets of Rs 1,000 crore on Friday, confirms the Indian Express.
Jaya, who filed her nomination as an SP candidate for the Rajya Sabha polls had declared assets worth Rs 493 crore in 2012. According to the sworn affidavit filed at the time of nomination, Jaya and her husband Amitabh have immovable assets worth more than Rs 460 crore, which is over twice of what they owned in 2012 — Rs 152 crore. The worth of movable assets too rose from around Rs 343 crore in 2012 to around Rs 540 crore. According to Indian Express, the affidavit showed that the couple owned gold and jewellery worth over Rs 62 crore. Interestingly, Amitabh owns jewellery worth more than Rs 36 crore, while Jaya owns jewellery worth Rs 26 crore. The Bachchans also own 12 vehicles between them, worth over Rs 13 crore. They include a Rolls-Royce, three Mercedes, a Porsche and a Range Rover. Amitabh also owns a Tata Nano car and a tractor. Amitabh and Jaya own watches worth around Rs 3.4 crore and Rs 51 lakh, respectively. Amitabh possesses a pen worth over Rs 9 lakh. They together also own a 3,175 sqm residential property in Brignogan Plage, in France, along with other 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. Likewise, Amitabh owns a 3 acre plot worth Rs 5.7 crore in Daulatpur area of Barabanki district.
Mind-numbing isn’t it?