PMO declares assets: Kamal Nath richest, Antony poorest

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his cabinet ministers have disclosed their assets, which have been posted on PMO website. As per the details, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath is the richest politician with assets worth Rs 263 crore, while Defence Minister AK Antony is the poorest minister, with personal assets worth Rs 1.8 lakh.

The Ministers have to furnish annually by 31  August to the Prime Minister a declaration regarding their assets and liabilities for the previous financial year.The 2010-11 list  comes after nearly two months and three reminders from Cabinet Secretary KM Chandrasekhar, but is still not complete

 PMO declares assets: Kamal Nath richest, Antony poorest

Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath is the richest politician with assets worth Rs 263 crore. AFP

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assets amount to Rs 5 crore, of which two are houses and the remaining in the form of fixed deposits with the State Bank of India. He has property worth Rs 1.8 crore, a Rs 90 lakh house in Chandigarh and a Rs 88 lakh apartment in Vasant Kunj in Delhi. His bank deposits amount to Rs 3.2 crore.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukharjee has assets worth Rs 1.8 crore. He owns property worth Rs 62 lakh and has assets and savings totalling Rs 1.2 crore.

Home Minister P Chidambaram has personal assets totalling Rs 11 crore. His wife has assets worth Rs 12.8 crore.

Going by the details furnished on the prime minister's website,   Defence Minister AK Antony has the least amount of assets,  with personal assets worth only Rs 1.8 lakh.Apart from a house worth Rs 15 lakh and agriculture land amounting to the same value, the Minister has two savings bank accounts amounting to approximately Rs 1,82,000.  His wife, however,  is the owner of a second-hand Wagon R valued at Rs 1,69,000 which was bought with  a bank loan of Rs 1,36,000.

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Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has assets worth over Rs 12 crore that include deposits and shares in various companies.

Petroleum Minister Murli Deora and his wife have combined assets worth Rs 15.2 crore. His wife runs two companies and a proprietorship firm.

Former textiles minister Dayanidhi Maran has assets worth Rs 2.94 crore. He and his wife have shares in Reliance Industries Limited.

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has immovable assets worth Rs 2.34 lakh, movable assets worth Rs 4.81 lakh, investments worth Rs 3 lakh, and savings worth Rs 12 lakh. His wife's assets are estimated at Rs 21 lakh.

Citing another media report, Firstpost had in June, revealed the assets of the Cabinet Ministers. You can read our full report here

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Updated Date: Sep 03, 2011 14:19:55 IST