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Rahul made crores through irregularities in land deal, illegal means: BJP

"In the election affidavit, Rahul Gandhi has mentioned he gets Rs 9 lakh as rent from Indira Gandhi farmhouse in Mehrauli, but in reality he gets crores," Patra said.

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New Delhi Updated on: March 25, 2019 9:31 IST
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Sambit Patra slams Rahul Gandhi over earnings

Congress President Rahul Gandhi made crores of money through illegal means, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has alleged. Addressing the media on Sunday, party spokesman Sambit Patra said, "Gandhi is not a professional and his only income is through his salary as an MP. But his assets have increased many times."

Gandhi had Rs 55,83,123 assets in 2004, which increased to over Rs 2 crore in 2009 and Rs 9 crore in 2014, claimed Patra, who has been nominated by the BJP to contest Lok Sabha polls from the Puri constituency in Odisha. 

These earnings, Patra alleged was made through irregularities in land deals and kickbacks in arms deals. The Gandhi family had no earnings but owned a farm house, he added.

"This family does not do anything, but still manage to collect crores of rupees. We will soon reveal this. In the election affidavit, Rahul Gandhi has mentioned he gets Rs 9 lakh as rent from Indira Gandhi farmhouse in Mehrauli, but in reality he gets crores," Patra said.

People this time would keep a close watch when Gandhi will file his nomination for the Lok Sabha polls, he added.

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