Odisha Health Minister Naba Das Owns Over 70 Vehicles Worth Rs 15 Cr
Bhubaneswar: One of the richest ministers in the Naveen Patnaik government, Odisha’s Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das owns a large fleet of over 70 vehicles valued at around Rs 15 crore.
The vehicles owned by the minister as on December 31, 2021, included a Mercedes Benz whose present value is estimated at over Rs 1.14 crore. The minister owned 80 vehicles in the previous year.
Among the rare assets of Das are three firearms –a revolver valued at Rs 55,000, a rifle worth Rs 1,25,000 and a double barrel gun priced at Rs 17,500.
According to the property statement declared by Das, he has a deposit of over Rs 45.12 lakh in different banks at Sambalpur, Bhubaneswar and Jharsuguda. The minister has invested over Rs 77.43 lakh in different fixed deposits.
Similarly, his spouse has deposits in different banks, mostly in Sambalpur, amounting to over Rs 1.13 crore and fixed deposits of more than Rs 2.24 crore. She also owns immovable property in the form of shares and insurance policies.
While Das owns agricultural land with an estimated value of over Rs 1.09 crore, his spouse owns similar land worth around Rs 99 lakh. The Minister owns non-agricultural land valued at over Rs 83 lakh.
This apart, Das owns residential buildings at different places, including New Delhi, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Rairakhol and Jharsuguda, with an approximate total value of Rs 2,28,15,000, while his wife owns commercial properties with the current value of around Rs 2,40,00,000.
Among jewellery and ornaments, Das owns 60 grams of gold valued at Rs 1,98,450, while his wife possesses 330 grams of gold worth Rs 1091475 apart from some silver.
Before the 2019 elections, his total assets were estimated at over Rs 33 crore with a liability of over Rs 21 crore, as per ADR Election Watch.