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India News | Cong Fields billionaire ‘junk dealer’ for Bengaluru Central MLC polls

Bangalore (Karnataka) [India], Nov 26 (ANI): The Congress party candidate for Bengaluru’s central legislative council is a billionaire, who was once a junkyard and now has assets of Rs 1,744 crore.

Yusuf Sharif, who calls himself “Gujari Babu” and “Scrap Babu”, says his luck turned after he accidentally found 13kg of gold in the early 2000s after winning the bid for 21 scrap tanks at Kolar Gold Fields (KGF).

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Sharif later claimed that he used this money to buy properties as well as factories through government and court auctions, which changed his life.

Sharif has two wives and five children with movable assets of 97 crore and real estate assets worth 1,643 rupees in their name.

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According to Sharif’s statement, his first wife owns movable property worth Rs 98 lakh and Rs 1.30 crore in real estate assets. His second wife has Rs 32.22 lakhs in movable assets.

Speaking to ANI, Yusuf Sharif said he saw poverty and he also saw wealth. Now he wants to give back to society and that is why he is joining politics.

Sharif claimed his family had been associated with Congress for many years and had followed DK Shivakumar for 20 years.

Previously, Sharif’s house was raided by the income tax department on a 13.43 crore tax evasion allegation after his Rolls-Royce car was seized by RTO officials, which he said. had purchased from Amitabh Bachchan, for traffic tax violation in August 2021.

Yusuf joined Congress leader Priya Krishna who reported Rs 1,020 crore in assets in 2018 Assembly polls, BJP MLC Nagraj who reported Rs 1,010 crores and Congress President DK Shivakumar with Rs 841, 72 crores declared in 2018 Assembly polls as some of the richest candidates in Karnataka politics.

There, legislative council polls will be held on December 10, in which 99,062 people will vote. (ANI)

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