Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad may have spent a lifetime in Indian politics but he has been beaten to the riches by his wife Rabri Devi who succeeded him as Chief Minister of Bihar.
And Ms. Rabri Devi , has also left him behind in ownership of cattle. She possesses 60 cows and 42 calves worth Rs. 17.18 lakh.
Ms. Devi, who is the Leader of the Opposition, in her affidavits filed along with her nomination papers for Sonepur and Raghopur seats in the Bihar Assembly elections said, she has over Rs 1.41 crore in terms of landed property. In contrast, the building owned by Mr. Prasad is valued at Rs. 22 lakh at the present market rate.
She also surpasses her husband in terms of bank balance with her deposits in banks, financial institutions and non-banking financial companies at a little over Rs. 57 lakh. Along with her PPF account, which has a deposit of Rs. 10,41,355, she is obviously richer than her husband as Mr. Prasad has just Rs. 17.92 lakh, including PPF amount of Rs. 8.03 lakh. The affidavits said Ms. Devi has agricultural land worth over Rs. 1.07 crore and non-agricultural land worth Rs. 31.15 lakh, besides commercial residential building worth Rs. 10 lakh. Mr. Prasad on the other hand does not have agricultural land.
Mr. Prasad has a 1990 model Maruti 800 worth Rs. 25,000 and a military disposal jeep purchased in 1977 valued at Rs. 20,000. He has jewellery and precious stones worth about Rs. 81,600 and his wife approximately Rs. 7.62 lakh.