Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday told the Assembly that there was no need for her to declare her assets now, as she had submitted a list of her properties while filing the nomination papers for contesting from the Srirangam Assembly constituency ahead of the elections in April.
“I have not purchased any property in three months after the Assembly elections. So there is no need to disclose details about any property.”
She was responding to Republican Party of India leader C.K. Tamilarasan, who raised the issue quoting a report in an English daily that stated that the Chief Minister had not declared her assets.
“They have published the news as if there is a great secret. I have nothing to hide,” said Ms. Jayalalithaa. As per Election Commission rules, a candidate contesting elections to the Assembly, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha should enclose a list of assets. She had declared the same five months ago.
She proceeded to inform the House about her assets. She has movable properties to the tune of Rs.13.03 crore and immovable assets worth Rs.38.37 crore. The total value is Rs.51.40 crore.