Mumbai: Congress candidates Priya Dutt and Urmila Matondkar have declared assets worth Rs 87.61 crore and Rs 68.28 crore, respectively, in their election affidavits. Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora, who also filed his nomination papers, has individual assets worth Rs 47.33 crore.
Dutt is contesting from Mumbai North-Central seat while Matondkar is testing political waters for the first time from Mumbai North. Deora is in the fray from Mumbai South. As per Dutt’s affidavit, her annual income rose from Rs 51.86 lakh in 2013-14 to Rs 13.13 crore in 2017-18. Dutt had lost the 2014 general elections against BJP’s Poonam Mahajan.
Her loan liability totals Rs 3.35 crore. But more important is the break-up, which reads: Due to Sanjay Dutt – Rs 1.07 lakh; Due to Estate of late Sunil Dutt – Rs 1.88 crore; Due to Roncon Owen (husband) Rs 8.91 lakh; Due to Consulate of United States of America – Rs 22.75 lakh; Grand total of all Govt dues – Rs 17.89 lakh. At the same time, Dutt has given Rs 95 lakh in loans to companies and individuals.
Actor-turned-politician Matondkar’s income in 2013-14 stood at Rs 1.27 crore, which more than doubled to Rs 2.85 crore in 2017-18, as per her affidavit. She has a loan outstanding of Rs 32 lakh. As per his affidavit, Deora’s income rose to Rs 1.59 crore in 2017-18 from Rs 8309,190 in 2013-14. Interestingly, Deora’s liabilities are valued at just Rs 212.