Congress accuses Amit Shah of false affidavit

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday demanded rejection of the nomination papers of BJP President Amit Shah from Gandhinagar for an allegedly false affidavit suppressing value of his assets. Its spokesman Manish Tewari at a Press conference here alleged that Shah declared value of a residential flat at Rs 25 lakh while its actual cost is Rs 66,55,530 as per the rates fixed by the Superintendent of Stamps, Gandhinagar.

He said the “Jantri rate” as fixed in Gujarat for stamp duty shows the market value of a residential apartment is Rs 21,000 per square metre. Since Shah’s plot No 510 is of 316.93 sq metre, its value is Rs 66,55,530. Any false contention in the affidavit is a valid reason for the returning officer to reject the nomination, Tewari said.

Shah had declared his assets of Rs 34.31 crore in 2017 while contesting the Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat and thus his assets swelled by Rs 4.5 crore in two years. If his affidavit in the 2012 Assembly polls is considered, his assets have grown up over three times from Rs 11.79 crore to Rs 38.81 crore now.

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