SURKHET, June 7: Karnali province has publicized the property details of all ministers according to which Minister for Physical Infrastructure Khadka Khatri is the richest among the ministers while Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Nanda Singh Budha is the poorest among all.
According to the property details furnished by Minister Khatri, he has a share of Rs 110.8 million in various banks, schools and colleges. He also has a share of Rs 9.5 million in KB and Himal Group. He has a bank saving of Rs 3 million in the name of his wife Pushpa Khatri.
He owns land in Surkhet, Kailali, Banke, Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. Not just that, he owns three jeeps in the name of Pradip Construction Company, three motorcycles, five excavators, eight tippers, two trucks, and a scooter. Apart from that, he also owns 21 tola gold and 1 kg silver which he has mentioned in the property details that he received in dowry. He also mentioned that he has a loan of more than Rs 8 million in the name of various construction companies.
Similarly, Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning Prakash Jwala is the second richest in the list. He owns houses, land and properties in various places such as Salyan, Bardiya, Kathmandu and Dang. In addition to that, he has a bank saving of Rs 1.5 million, three tola gold and 10 tola silver. He too has a share of more than Rs 5.6 million in his and his son Saugat's name. Minister Jwala also has a tractor, two buffaloes, two oxen and four goats.
Likewise, Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has mentioned the house and property of his father Dhan Bahadur Shahi in the property details. He has land in Tikapur, Kailali, in the name of his wife Chanda Kumari Shahi. As per the details provided by him, he has six tola gold, 200 tola silver and a cash deposit of Rs 700,000. Apart from that, he has a share of Rs 1 million in Sujo Multi Propose Pvt Ltd where he himself is the chairperson. He has also mentioned that he owns 5,000 chickens and five ropani land which he has been using for growing vegetables.
Furthermore, Minister for Land Management, Agriculture and Co-operative Bimala KC owns land in Rukum, Dang and Surkhet. She has a share of Rs 1.5 million in People Energy Ltd but has no savings in any bank.
Likewise, Minister for Social Development Dal Rawal has houses and properties in Banke, Humla and Surkhet. He has 55 tola gold and 150 tola silver, which he says he received in dowry. He has a saving account of Rs 2.7 million.
Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Naresh Bhandari has mentioned his ancestral land in Jumla in the name of his father Hari Bahadur Bhandari. He has 15 tola gold and 10 tola silver and Rs 100,000 cash. Minister Bhandari has a motorcycle and two mobile phones.
Lastly, Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Nanda Singh Budha has an ancestral home and land in Dolpa. Besides that, he has 15 tola gold and 1 kg silver. He also owns 25 cows, a horse, sheep and goats.