She’s The Better Half: Rabri Richer Than Lalu

RJD chief Lalu Prasad has no immovable assets but Rabri Devi, his wife who is also a former Bihar chief minister, has over Rs 1.41 crore in terms of landed property.

She's The Better Half: Rabri Richer Than LaluRabri Devi also surpasses her husband in terms of bank balance with her deposits in banks, financial institutions and non-banking financial companies at a little over Rs 57 lakh, according to affidavits filed by Rabri Devi along with her nomination paper for Sonepur and Raghopur assembly seats in Bihar.

Along with her PPF account that has a deposit of 10,41,355, she is obviously richer than her husband as Prasad has just 17.92 lakh, including PPF of Rs 8.03 lakh. The affidavits said Rabri Devi has agricultural land worth over Rs 1.07 crore and non-agricultural land worth Rs 31.15 lakh, besides commercial residential building worth Rs 10 lakh.

Prasad, on the other hand, does not have agricultural land but a building, which has present market of value of Rs 22 lakh. Rabri Devi, who along with Prasad was an accused in a disproportionate assets case, an off-shoot of the multi-crore rupees fodder scam but was acquitted, possesses 60 cows and 42 calves worth Rs 17.18 lakh, the affidavits said.

Lalu has a 1990 model Maruti 800 worth Rs 25,000 and a military disposal jeep purchased in 1977, when he became a Lok Sabha member for the first time, valued at Rs 20,000. The RJD chief has jewellery and precious stones worth about Rs 81,600 and his wife approximately Rs 7.62 lakh.

The duo’s National Saving Certificates with the combined face value of Rs two lakh have not been renewed as those have been seized by the CBI, investigating the fodder scam cases, the affidavits added.


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