BMW, Audi and Porsche preferred by politicians

Apr 14, 2014, 08:17 IST | Agencies

New Delhi: Wealthy Indian politicians prefer nothing less than Mercedes, BMWs, Jaguars, Audis or gas-guzzling SUVs to scorch the road.

While marquee brands like Mercedes, BMWs and Jaguars appear to be hot-favourites for the rich and mighty, home-grown SUVs like Scorpios and Tata Safaris are among other common brands.   

Arun Jaitley (IN PICTURE)
Mercedes, BMW, Honda Accord and Porsche and has a Toyota Fortuner

Manoj Tiwari
Audi Q7, Mercedes Benz E280, Fortuner and Honda City GXI  

Mohd Azharuddin
Honda CR-V and a BMW 650i

Sandep Dikshit
Nissan Micra, two TVS bikes, one TVS scooty, one Bolero SUV and one Hero bicycle

Shazia Ilmi
The Aam Aadmi Party leader has listed one yacht in her husband’s name

Jyotiraditya Scindia
BMW (inherited)

Sreeramulu BJP contestant owns the iconic Hummer

The ‘Bullet’ gang and tractor owners

Neeraj Pathak, AAP candidate from Madhubani, has listed a Royal Enfield bike, commonly known as Bullet.  The ‘Bullet’ gang also includes BJP leader from Araria (Bihar) Pradeep Singh, while his JD-U rival Vijay Mandal has got a ‘Rajdoot’ —  another sturdy bike.

Those owning a tractor include Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, Congress’s Priya Dutt and BJP leader Nikhil Kumar Choudhary

Abhijit Mukherjee, son of President Pranab Mukherjee, who is seeking re-election from Jangipur, West Bengal, has listed a Maruti-800 in his affidavit.

Women candidates and their rides

Kirron Kher
has listed a Mercedes Benz in her name, as well as a Scorpio and a BMW in her husband’s name

Hema Malini
Mercedes and Toyota Innova

Gul Panag
TVS moped as also a Hero Honda bike, along with a Scorpio, an Audi and an Innova.

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