Kanhaiya Kumar Declares Rs 8.5 Lakh As His Annual Income for 2 Yrs
The affidavit also lists five cases through which he rose to fame three years ago.
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CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar, who is fighting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Bihar’s Begusarai has declared Rs. 8.5 lakh as his annual income for two years, reported NDTV.
The affidavit also lists five cases through which he rose to fame three years ago. The then JNU Students’ Union chief was arrested along with fellow students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in February 2016 on charges of sedition.
The 32-year-old Left candidate is fighting a three-cornered contest from his hometown. The BJP has fielded Union Minister Giriraj Singh, while the Rashtriya Janata Dal has fielded Tanveer Haasan, according to NDTV.
In his affidavit, Kumar has said, his total cash in hand was Rs 24,000 and investments and savings in bank amounts to Rs 3,57,848.
Immovable assets, which includes his ancestral property, a house in Bihar’s Begusarai which stands on 1.5 decimal land and is valued at Rs 2 lakh are also mentioned in the affidavit.
Kumar’s father is a farmer and mother, an anganwadi worker, according to the affidavit.
The former student leader calls himself an unemployed man who does freelance writing and appears as a guest lecturer in various universities for a living. His income, he said, comes mostly from the sale of his book Bihar to Tihar.
(With inputs from NDTV.)
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