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Who is the J&K assembly Speaker calling himself 'proud RSS man'?

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 October 2015, 17:19 IST

The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker Kavindra Gupta made headlines recently when he made no bones about being a 'proud RSS man' amid the beef ban protest in J&K Assembly.

His comment was followed by protesting Opposition leaders' acquisitions that he was following RSS dictates in the state.

Here are a few facts about the proud 'RSS man':

1) Kavinder Gupta was the former mayor of Jammu.

2) He is also a businessman.

3) He belongs to the Bhartiya Janta Party.

4) He won the J&K Assembly elections to become the MLA from Gandhinagar constituency in Jammu.

5) Gupta defeated MLA Ram Bhalla, who had previously won the Gandhinagar seat twice consecutively, by a two per cent vote margin.

6)Total movable assets declared by Gupta in 2014 J&K Assembly elections were Rs 97 lakhs.

7) His total immovable assets were worth Rs 1.45 crore.

First published: 6 October 2015, 17:19 IST
 
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