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Not many 'aam aadmis' in Kejriwal's party: 9 AAP candidates are crorepatis

Is Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party really for 'aam aadmi?' It seems not too many 'aam aadmis' are contesting the Delhi Assembly polls.

After announcing that the party has collected around Rs 19 crore as donations from people, they have now declared that 9 candidates out of its 18 candidates are crorepatis.

According to an Indian Express report, nine candidates who have uploaded affidavits on the Delhi Election Commission site have declared assets worth over a crore.

AAP workers. AFP

AAP workers. AFP

Shazia Ilmi, a former mediaperson, has declared the highest figure, with assets belonging to her and her husband Sajir Siraj Malik totalling upwards of Rs 30 crore. Ilmi is the candidate from the RK Puram constituency.

Incidentally, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has declared assets worth Rs 2.7 crore. The value of her assets has more than doubled during the past five years.

Harsh Vardhan, Chief Ministerial candidate of BJP, along with his wife, has declared assets worth around Rs 2.66 crore, including movable and immovable properties.

Some of the other AAP members who make the crorepatis list include Deshraj Raghav from the Uttam Nagar seat with assets over Rs 12 crore, Baljit Singh Mann from the Narela seat with assets of Rs 8.67 crore and Girish Soni from Madipur at Rs 1.25 crore.

Read the complete Indian Express article here.