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Jaya Bachchan files papers for RS poll

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Samajwadi Party candidate for Rajya Sabha elections Jaya Bachchan filingher nomination papers in Lucknow on Saturday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and senior partymen are at right.— PHOTO: Subir Roy
Samajwadi Party candidate for Rajya Sabha elections Jaya Bachchan filingher nomination papers in Lucknow on Saturday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and senior partymen are at right.— PHOTO: Subir Roy

Film actor Jaya Bachchan on Saturday filed her nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha election as a Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate in the presence of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav and senior party leaders.

Two sets of nomination papers were submitted by Ms. Bachchan. She is the sixth SP candidate to have submitted papers for the biennial polls to the Rajya Sabha, which if required will be held on March 30.

The Bharatiya Janata Party finally decided to renominate Vinay Katiyar. Mr. Katiyar also submitted his papers on Saturday. Two sets of nominations were filed by him. In all, 10 nominations have been filed for the 10 seats for which elections are to be held. Nominations close on March 19.

A crorepati

According the details of moveable and immoveable assets submitted by Ms. Bachchan at the time of filing her papers, the Samajwadi candidate and her spouse, matinee idol Amitabh Bachchan are easily the leading couple of Bollywood. While they have Rs. 94,246 and Rs. 1,07,092 respectively as cash in hand, Ms. Bachchan has Rs. 3,97,12,952 deposits in bank accounts and Mr. Bachchan, Rs. 96,03,51,572.

The couple possesses a fleet of cars with Ms. Bachchan owning a Toyota Qualis and a Toyota Lexus. Her husband owns a Rolls Royce, Mercedes 350, Mercedes 350L, Porsche Cayman, Toyota Qualis, Toyota Innova, Mahendra Bolero, a Mahendra Scorpio and a tractor.

The Bachchan couple own agricultural land in Sevaniya Goud village, Hujur tehsil in Bhopal district; Pargana Kakori village, Muzaffarnagar tehsil in Lucknow district; and, village Daulatpur in Fatehpur Tehsil of Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh. Their total approximate current market value is Rs. 7,90,00,000. They also possess non-agricultural land in Noida, Bavla Taluka in Ahmedabad district and Plot Number 15, Prateeksha in Juhu Vile Parle Development Scheme, Mumbai.

Ms. Bachchan owns two residential buildings in Lake View Enclave, Shamla Hills in Bhopal and ‘Jalsa' in Juhu, Mumbai. Her husband owns residential properties in Kapol Housing Society, Juhu, Mumbai; ‘Prateeksha', Juhu, Mumbai; Carlton Estate,4, DLF Phase V, Gurgaon; Juhu Irla Parimal Cooperative Housing Society; and a property in France – Commune De, Brignogan Plage 29890. Mr. Bachchan is also the owner of commercial buildings in Janak, 13{+t}{+h}North South Road, Juhu, Mumbai.

The total income shown by Ms. Bachchan and her spouse in income tax return for 2010-11 was Rs. 14,52,604 and Rs. 72,50,97,573.

Ms. Bachchan was elected to the Rajya Sabha for the first time in 2004. She resigned in 2006 following the Office of Profit controversy. She was the Chairperson of the U.P. Film Development Board in the Mulayam Singh regime of 2003-2007 when elected to the Upper House. She was subsequently re-elected.


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