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At Rs 51cr, Jaya assets double in 5 years

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s two chief ministerial candidates – DMK president M Karunanidhi and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, are together worth more than Rs 92 crore. While Karunanidhi has declared assets worth Rs 41 crore, his bete noire Jayalalithaa is worth Rs 51 crore, as per the affidavit filed along with her nomination papers for Srirangam assembly segment on Thursday. Jayalalithaa had declared assets worth Rs 24.7 crore in 2006. She has no dependents.

While Karunanidhi himself has assets worth Rs 4.92 crore, his two wives, Dayalu and Rajathi, are worth Rs 17.34 crore and Rs 18.68 crore respectively.
Actor Vijayakanth, contesting from Rishivandiyam segment, has declared assets worth Rs 46.5 crore.
Jayalalithaa has shown an annual income of Rs 15 lakh. Though she has a fleet of five vehicles worth Rs 8.35 lakh, all are old. They include a 1980 model Ambassador car worth Rs 10,000.

Her affidavit gives an overview of the 10 cases registered against her and the valuables seized by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption from her custody after her party’s defeat in the 1996 assembly elections . Since her jewellery is still stuck in court cases, she has not mentioned its value.

Jayalalithaa’s major assets include her Poes Garden residence worth Rs 20.16 crore, four commercial buildings – three in Chennai and one in Hyderabad – worth Rs 6.91 crore, Kodanad tea estate worth Rs one crore, investments in Jaya Publications worth Rs 8.5 crore, in Sasi Enterprises worth Rs 75 lakh and Royalvalley Floritech worth Rs 65 lakh.
She has Rs 11.25 crore worth agricultural lands and cash deposits to the tune of Rs 41 lakh.

Though she has mentioned another cash deposit of roughly Rs two crore in the affidavit, she said details are available only with the DVAC.
Vijayakanth’s assets range from a marriage hall to agricultural lands and investments in various firms. He has agricultural farms worth Rs 12.46 crore at Maduranthakam , Karadiputhur and Irugur in Kancheepuram district. He has nonagricultural lands worth Rs 1.1 crore. His house in south Chennai is worth Rs 1.6 crore. He has three vehicles worth Rs 50 lakh, which includes a Ford Endeavour.

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