Penniless to millionaires: Manipur's poll warriors

People are finding it hard to digest that state Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh is not even worth Rs 10 million.

FP Politics January 24, 2012 22:16:55 IST

When it comes to democracy, Manipur is a state in turmoil. With regards to assets of its politicians who are now declaring their property before the Election Commission to fight the assembly polls, there seems to be no dearth of millionaires.

Penniless to millionaires Manipurs poll warriors

Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh. Image courtesy PIB

A total of 33 millionaires are in the fray.

Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh's assets jumped to a whopping 1,079 percent from Rs 6 lakhs in 2007 to Rs 71 lakhs this year. However, many are finding it tough to believe the figures as the chief minister possesses properties in places like Goa, Bangalore and Gurgaon.

Congressman and the state's Information and Tourism Minister TN Haokip has made the biggest leap during his recent five-year stint. His property jumped from a paltry Rs 29.7 lakh to a whopping Rs 9.77 crore in 2012.

Trinamool Congress's Khagda Bahadur claims to be penniless.

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