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How did Rahul Gandhi's assets grow from Rs 55 lakh to Rs 9 crore? asks BJP

Union Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad. Photograph:( IANS )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 23, 2019, 07.02 PM (IST)

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday addressed a press conference and raised questions about Rahul Gandhi’s source of income. 

BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the media that Gandhi's income had risen from over Rs 55 lakh in 2004 to Rs 9 crore in 2014 as per his election affidavits, and asked how can a mere MP witness such a jump in income.

"In his election affidavit in 2004, his income was Rs 55,38,123 while in 2009, it rose to Rs 2 crore and in 2014 it rose to Rs 9 crore. We know how much an MP earns. We want to ask what is this Rahul Gandhi model of development without an ostensible source of income," he said.

He also questioned Gandhi whether he had bought two properties from Unitech which was linked to the 2G spectrum allocation scam. 

Prasad ended his press conference with a demand for Rahul Gandhi to answer the questions that he had raised.

There was no immediate response from the Congress.

(With inputs from PTI)