BJP State President Tamilisai Soundararajan, who is contesting from Thoothukudi, filed her nomination papers on Monday. As per her affidavit, Tamilisai has assets worth Rs 2 crore, while her husband Soundararajan’s total assets amounted to Rs 8.91 crore.
A doctor by profession, Tamilisai declared her income for the financial year 2018-19 as Rs 9,33,550. This was a jump of over 256% from 2014-15 when her declared income was Rs 2,62,200.
The BJP leader’s moveable assets totaled Rs 1.50 crore with Tamilisai listing 200 sovereigns of jewellery, a diagnostic lab and scan machine that was worth Rs 10 lakh each. She had no car registered under her name, while her husband owned three vehicles including a Toyota Fortuner that cost Rs 25 lakh.
Tamilisai declared that she owned a residential building in Manali in Thiruvallur district that was now valued at Rs 50 lakh. She stated that she had liabilities to the tune of Rs 1.87 lakh. Her affidavit stated that she has no criminal cases.
As for her educational qualifications, BJP’s Thoothukudi candidate stated that she did her MBBS in Thanjavur Medical College and her DGO from SRMC University.
Meanwhile, Kanimozhi of the DMK who is contesting against the BJP state President has declared assets over Rs 30 crore. Kanimozhi has been a two-time Rajya Sabha MP since 2007 and will be contesting in a Lok Sabha election for the first time.
As per her affidavit, she had movable assets worth Rs 21.16 crore and immovable assets worth Rs 8.92 crore.
Her husband K Arivandan has total assets worth nearly Rs 14 lakh, while their son Adithyan’s moveable assets are pegged at Rs 11.12 lakh
In addition to this she owns two four-wheelers which are valued at Rs 8.92 crore. Her liabilities, meanwhile, stand at Rs.8.92 crore
Her income, based on the IT returns for the financial year 2017-18, was Rs 1,40,29,910, up from Rs 1,24,11,320 in the financial year 2013-14.
Kanimozhi has declared her profession as public service.
As per her affidavit, she had six cases against her, two of which are in connection to the 2G spectrum allocation. She was acquitted in the 2G case by a special court in December 2017. The CBI has, however, challenged the acquittal in the Delhi High Court. The case is now pending before the High Court.