Sylhet: Affidavits submitted to the Election Commission by the candidates in the six constituencies of Sylhet have revealed that the assets of two heavyweight candidates and current ministers- Dr AK Abdul Momen and Imran Ahmed- have increased compared to 2018.
Awami League candidate for Sylhet-6 constituency and former education minister Nurul Islam Nahid’s annual income also increased during the period.
Dr AK Abdul Momen, the Awami League candidate for Sylhet-1 constituency and incumbent Foreign Minister, has shown his movable assets increased by TK3.93 crore, while his annual income has de-creased by TK 9.70 lakh and his immovable property has also increased TK57.51 lakh.
Momen has listed ‘politics’ and ‘others’ as his professions in the affidavit.
Annual income of Imran Ahmed, the Awami League candidate for Sylhet-4 constituency and incumbent Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister, has increased by Tk 14.88 lakh and his movable assets have increased by TK4.52 crore.
His annual income, as shown in the affidavit, is TK 6.63 lakh.
His wife’s movable assets have been listed as 5.76 crore in the affidavit. In the affidavit submitted during the 11th parliament election, the value of his wife’s immovable and movable assets was 2.74 crore. His wife’s wealth has increased by 3.3 crore.
Imran Ahmed holds a BA Hons degree. He is a tea trader and consultant by profession, according to the affidavit.
Awami League candidate for Sylhet-6 constituency and former education minister Nurul Islam Nahid’s annual income increased to Tk 50.30 lakh from Tk 32.10 lakh.
His movable assets decreased to Tk 1.9 crore from Tk 2.16 crore, while his immovable assets decreased to Tk 22.28 lakh from Tk 66.48 lakh, according to affidavit he submitted to the EC.
He holds a BA degree. He has listed his career as a political activist, including his roles as a member of parliament, chairman of standing committee on LGRD Ministry.