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Soumya richest, Achyuta poorest candidate

Rajya Sabha candidates

Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Rajya Sabha candidates Achyuta Samanta, Prashanta Nanda and Soumya Ranjan Patnaik who filed their nomination papers here today also declared the amount of their assets.

While media baron Patnaik stood richest among the three nominees, Samanta turned out to be poorest among them with immovable property worth Rs 4.12 lakh and movable property of Rs 83,714.

As per the affidavit of property and financial assets submitted with the returning officer, Patnaik has immovable property worth Rs 6.57 crore and movable property of Rs 11.52 crore while Prashanta Nanda declared owning immovable property of Rs 29.20 lakh and movable property of Rs 50 lakh. The senior BJD leader also said that his wife owns assets worth Rs 2.86 crore.

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