Lok Sabha 2019
The incumbent MP from Dharmapuri constituency filed his nomination papers on Friday.
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PMK leader Dr Anbumani Ramadoss has declared assets worth Rs 33 lakh in his election affidavit; his wife Sowmiya Anbumani meanwhile has assets worth over Rs 32 crore. The couple’s daughters (two dependent as per the affidavit) have assets worth Rs 45 lakh and Rs 22 lakh respectively, putting the family’s net worth at Rs 33 crore.

Anbumani Ramadoss filed his nomination papers on Friday with the electoral officer of Dharmapuri district. He will be contesting for reelection from the Dharmapuri parliamentary constituency, which is a PMK bastion.

In his affidavit, Anbumani Ramadoss declared his profession as a doctor and Member of Parliament, and that of his wife as a businesswoman. While his salary is the sole income source for Anbumani Ramadoss, his wife has income from salary and business. Anbumani Ramadoss has no liabilities according to the affidavit, but his wife has declared liabilities worth Rs 7.2 crore.

Assets

As per the affidavit, Anbumani’s assets consist of cash, bank balance, and gold jewellery. Sowmiya Anbumani’s assets, meanwhile, consist of cash, bank balances, silver, gold, and diamond jewellery, shares in companies, insurance policies, and a Honda car. The assets of his daughters were mainly jewellery and bank balance.

Movable assets

Anbumani declared Rs 33 lakh worth movable assets while his wife declared Rs 9 crore worth movable assets. Sowmiya’s assets include Rs 2.05 crore in bank accounts, Rs 3.74 crore worth of shares in companies, 2.93 kg of gold jewellery worth Rs 81.65 lakh and 151.5 carat of diamond jewellery worth Rs 98.48 lakh.

Sanghamitra and Sanjuthra, two of the three daughters of the couple have been listed as dependents and hold mainly jewellery as their assets according to the self-declaration filed by Anbumani. While Sanghamitra owns 506.7 grams of gold jewellery worth Rs 15.40 lakh and 40.23 carat of diamond jewellery worth Rs 26.14 lakh, Sanjuthra, the youngest daughter owns 551.8 grams of gold jewellery worth Rs 16.76 lakh and 4 carat of diamond jewellery worth Rs 2.6 lakh.

Sowmiya Anbumani also owns a Honda Jazz car which was purchased for Rs 9.47 lakh in 2016.

Immovable assets

According to the self-declaration filed by Anbumani Ramadoss, he does not own any immovable assets. However, his wife Sowmiya owns Rs 23.37 crore-worth of immovable assets, in the form of agricultural land, ancestral land, non-agricultural lands, and commercial and residential buildings.

While the value of agricultural land owned by Sowmiya is Rs 5.77 crore, the value of non-agricultural land stands at Rs 16.59 crore. She also owns commercial buildings in Chennai worth Rs 30 lakh and residential buildings in Chennai whose current market value is pegged at Rs 70 lakh.

Thus the total assets of Anbumani Ramadoss according his affidavit is Rs 33,64,543 and of Sowmiya Anbumani is Rs 32,84,79,464.

Liabilities

Anbumani Ramadoss has declared that he has no liabilities in his name as on March 22, 2019 according to the affidavit. Sowmiya, meanwhile, owes Rs 20.81 lakh to the bank on account of housing loan and Rs 7.06 crore in the form of demand loan to entities other than banks.

2014 numbers

Anbumani Ramadoss’s assets in 2014, as per his affidavit filed before the 2014 general elections stood at Rs 30 lakh and his wife’s assets were worth Rs 30 crore. In the 2014 affidavit, Anbumani had declared only one of his three daughters as dependent, and the other two as non-dependent.

Criminal cases

Anbumani Ramadoss has 12 criminal cases against him as per the self-declaration. Some of these cases are being investigated by the CBI. Cases against Anbumani have been registered for unlawful assembly, disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant, criminal intimidation, promoting enmity between two groups, disobedience of law and order during election campaign, defamation, cheating, forgery, and criminal conspiracy. In 2014, he had eight criminal cases against his name.