Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati may have lost the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh but the defeated chief minister's wealth as declared has jumped to Rs111 crore, a 25% increase in the last two years.
And 56-year-old Mayawati's assets made public on Tuesday has doubled in the five years since she became chief minister in 2007 on the back of a thumping BSP victory. During public meetings, she often claims to represent the poorest of the state's poor Dalits.
According to the declaration made by Mayawati at the time of filing of nomination papers to the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, her immovable properties, both residential and commercial in Lucknow and Delhi, cash in banks, jewellery both gold and diamonds stood at Rs111 crores and 64 lakhs. In 2010 when she fought the vidhan parishad elections , Mayawati's total assets were valued at around Rs88 crore while in 2007 it was worth around Rs52.27 crores.