Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not seem to keep much cash in hand even as his total assets have gone up to Rs 1.41 crore – largely due to a residential property that has appreciated by more than 25 times since purchase over 13 years ago.
According to the latest details of his assets disclosed by the Prime Minister’s Office, Modi had total ‘cash in hand’ of just Rs 4,700 at the end of the last financial, down from Rs 38,700 disclosed mid-fiscal as on August 18, 2014.
However, the total value of Modi’s movable and immovable assets during this period has grown from Rs 1,26,12,288 crore to Rs 1,41,14,893 crore as on March 31, 2015. As per the disclosure, Modi does not own any ‘motor vehicles, aircraft, yachts, ships’, while he still retains his bank accounts in Gujarat.
While he has no loans, his jewellery holdings include “four pieces of gold rings” weighing approximately 45 grams with a value of about Rs 1.19 lakh as on March 31, 2015. Modi’s investments include L & T Infra Bonds (Tax Saving) worth Rs 20,000, as also National Savings Certificates worth about Rs 5.45 lakh and life insurance policies worth Rs 1.99 lakh, taking the total value of his movable assets to Rs 41.15 lakh.
Stating that this was not an “inherited property”, the disclosure mentions the date of purchase as October 25, 2002. Regarding assets of his wife Jashodaben, the disclosure states ‘not known’.
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