Candidate from Kolkata has Rs 2,000 crore on paper and Rs 20,000 on hand.

By in News on May 12, 2014

Shamli Das who is contesting elections as an independent candidate from Kolkata and Jadavpur has declared her assets worth Rs. 2000 crore in the Affidavit but said that she only has Rs 20,000 as cash & jewellery worth Rs 40,000.

Shamli Das who is a widow and mother of two said that she is the owner of 2.4 million acres of land that was owned by Rani Rashmoni who was a Zamindar of 19th century.
She said that the land is under dispute and a legal battle is going on for the same among different claimants. She even added that a large portion of the land has been taken by the government.

She said that she has got the property only on papers and she has got no control over the property till now.

She added that she decided to contest election so that her voice will be heard by the masses. She had earlier formed a party but was not able to register it.

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