Ex-IAS officer is richest candidate in Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha bypoll | Hyderabad News - Times of India

Ex-IAS officer is richest candidate in Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha bypoll | Hyderabad News – Times of India

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HYDERABAD: Former IAS officer K Ratna Prabha is the richest candidate among 30 aspirants in fray so far for the Tirupati Lok Sabha bypoll, scheduled to be held on April 17.

On the other hand, former MP Dr Chinta Mohan, who served for six terms, declared ‘Nil’ assets. The nominations for the bypoll ended on Tuesday. April 3 is the last date for withdrawal of nominations.
Ratna Prabha, who was chief secretary of Karnataka before superannuation in 2019, is contesting on a BJP ticket. She and her husband own properties worth Rs 25 crore, while she alone has assets worth Rs 19.7 crore. YSRC candidate M Guroomurthy owns properties worth Rs 40 lakh, while Congress nominee Chinta Mohan has zero properties. TDP candidate and former Union minister Panabaka Lakshmi and her husband Krishnaiah own assets worth Rs 10 crore, including agricultural land in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh and properties in Hyderabad.
Ratna Pabha, a resident of Banjara Hills in the city, is a registered voter in the Khairatabad assembly constituency. In her affidavit, she said her income in 2019-20 was Rs 39.5 lakh, while husband Dr A Vidyasagar’s was Rs 19 lakh. There were no criminal cases pending against her, she stated in her affidavit. Ratna Prabha has bank deposits worth Rs 2.8 crore, while her husband has Rs 61 lakh in his accounts. She claimed she owns Rs 52 lakh worth gold, inherited from her mother. Her total movable assets were worth Rs 3.5 crore, while her husband assets were worth Rs 1 crore.
She has properties —land, buildings, house sites and other immovable assets— worth Rs 16.2 crore whereas her husband has Rs 4.2 crore worth assets. The two were retired government servants and get pension as well as rents. She and her husband own properties in Hyderabad , Bengaluru, Vizag, Rangareddy, Vizainagaram and in parts of Karnataka. In the affidavit, she said that she had purchases properties from personal savings, GPF and some , inherited from her mother. YSR Congress candidate M Gurumoorthy and his wife owns Rs 40 lakh worth properties. Gurumoorthy, who has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, was YSRC chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s physiotherapist during the latter’s padayatra.
Interestingly, former MP and Congress candidate Chinta Mohan has no movable or immovable assets, but his wife, Chinta Revathi, owns jewellery and other articles worth Rs 16.4 lakh and immovable assets worth Rs 2.1 crore in the form of plots and residential building. Chinta Mohan, an MBBS graduate, gets pension of around Rs 6 lakh per annum as a former MP.

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