Karnataka Congress Working President Dinesh Gundu Rao, who represents Gandhinagar constituency filed his affidavit for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections on Friday. His annual income (Self and Hindu undivided income) is Rs.20.4 lakh. His wife Tabu meanwhile has an income of Rs.35.69 lakh and daughter Ananya's annual income has been declared as Rs.5.38 lakh. He has listed two other dependents but claims they have no annual income.
Rao's cash in hand has been listed as Rs.54,000, while the amount against his wife's name in the same category is Rs.14,000. His daughter Ananya, according to the affidavit, has an income of Rs.6,000.
The MLA's total movable assets is valued at Rs.65.56 lakh, while the same for his wife amounts to Rs.50.55 lakh.
While his immovable assets can hardly be compared to his colleague and 'social worker' DK Shivakumar, Gundu Rao has listed an impressive Rs.23 crore under this category. He claims to own 18.33 acres of agricultural land in Sadahalli worth Rs.21 crore. He has declared one residential building which is 4000 sq ft and worth Rs.2 crore.
In the last election affidavit he had declared movable assets to the tune of Rs.50.32 lakh while his wife had declared the same to be Rs.26.24 lakh. The value of his immovable assets meanwhile stood at Rs.19 crore while his wife declared immovable assets worth Rs. 3 crore.
Gundu Rao's wealth has increased by 21% over the last term from Rs. 19.5 crore to Rs. 23.6 crore. The increase in his wife's wealth is meanwhile negligible.
Speaking to TNM about his chances of repeating success in his Gandhinagar constituency, Gundu Rao says, “We have a positive response from Gandhinagar. There are some problems but we have done a lot in the area. If we can finish our on-going projects in next 1-2 years, we can change the face of the area. We will ensure that Majestic area and surrounding marketplaces will regain their old charm. We are finished with 70% of the work related to storm water drains. The problems in Majestic area related to private buses are looked into and we will soon find solutions to them.”
He has liabilities worth Rs.45.5 lakh under his name while his wife has borrowed close to Rs.70.14 lakh.
His affidavit also states that he holds a Bachelors in Engineering (Electronics & Communication) from BMC college.
"In case Yogi Adityanath, no, there is no need to call him Yogi. He is Dhogi Adiyanath. If he comes to Karnataka, he should be beaten up with slippers and sent back," the MLA had said earlier this month.
He however later apologised and claimed the statement was a result of an 'emotional outburst'.
The FIR was registered on Monday at the High Grounds Police Station under IPC Section 153 (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) based on a complaint by Bengaluru resident Dr B Ramachari. The complainant said that the speech was “provocative” and “inciting” in nature.