NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has alleged that Congress President Rahul Gandhi has earned crores of rupees through illegal means.
“Gandhi is not a professional and his only income is through his salary as an MP. But his assets have increased many times,” BJP spokesman Sambit Patra told reporters, here on Sunday.
The BJP leader, nominated by the BJP to contest Lok Sabha polls from the Puri constituency in Odisha, claimed Gandhi had Rs 55,83,123 assets in 2004, which increased to over Rs 2 crore in 2009 and Rs 9 crore in 2014.
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.