Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 02:34 PM IST

Union ministers from Assam, spouses have assets in crores


Guwahati: Two Union ministers from Assam Paban Singh Ghatowar and Ranee Narah and their spouses have assets amounting to Rs 5.91 crore and Rs 8.78 crore respectively.

DONER Minister Ghatowar, contesting as a Congress candidate to retain the prestigious Dibrugarh constituency for the sixth term, has assets worth Rs 4,24,40,879 while his MLA and Parliamentary Secretary wife Jibantara Ghatowar has assets valued at Rs 1,67,88,558, according to affidavit filed by him during nomination.

Ghatowar’s total annual income, as per the income tax returns filed, has been shown at Rs 16,00,765 while that of his spouse at Rs 7,99,276.


Tribal affairs minister Narah, also a Congress candidate from Lakhimpur contesting to retain the seat for the fourth term, has assets worth Rs 6,43,72,961 crore while her husband Bharat Narah, a former Congress Minister and till recently the chief minister’s media Advisor, was worth Rs 2,34,46,858 crore.

In the affidavit during filing of nomination, Narah declared her total annual income at Rs 21,81,720 and that of her spouse at Rs 8,68,670.

Ghatowar’s total value of movable properties was worth Rs 15,940,879 which include cash in hand, bank deposits, term deposits, jewellery and vehicles, according to the affidavit submitted by him during his nomination.


He has a Toyota Etios vehicle whose depreciated value of Rs 4,48,511 is mentioned in the affidavit while he inherited jewellery from his father worth Rs 63,000.

Ghatowar’s total current value of immovable property was worth Rs 1.65 crore.

He owns non-agricultural land in Guwahati worth Rs 26 lakh, a house at Moranhat in Sibsagar worth Rs 41 lakh and a 500 sq ft flat at Dwarka in New Delhi worth Rs 98 lakh.


Ghatowar’s wife has a total movable property worth Rs 48,63,558 and immovable property worth at current value of Rs 1,19,25,000 crore.

The Union minister has no outstanding liabilities but his wife has a housing loan amounting to Rs 25,47,986.

Union Minister of state for Tribal Affairs Ranee Narah has movable assets worth Rs 3,69,11,901 and immovable assets worth Rs 2,74,61,060.

Her movable assets include cash in hand, bank deposits, LIC policies, shares in three companies and jewellery.

Her immovable properties include two plots of land at Laluk in North Lakhimpur worth Rs four lakh.

The Union minister owns three residential buildings with a house at Boginadi in Lakhimpur worth Rs six lakh, a flat at Ganeshguri in Guwahati worth Rs 15 lakh and a building at West Nizamuddin worth Rs 2.44 crore.

Her husband, Bharat Narah’s movable assets were worth Rs 53,14,558 while immovable assets were worth Rs 1,80,32, 300 which include a residential building of 5000 sq ft at South Extension Part II in New Delhi worth Rs 1.73 crore.

The couple’s son Rajiv also owns a land at Betkuchi in Guwahati worth Rs eight lakh.

Both Narah and her husband also owns jersey cows worth Rs 12,84,860 and four vehicles between them worth more than Rs 45 lakh.

The Union minister has no outstanding liabilities but her husband has two outstanding loans of Rs 64,89,544 from State Bank of India, Rehabari and Rs 4,69,288 from Kotak Mahindra Prime.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Published on: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:28 PM IST