In the last five years, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal’s wealth has increased one and a half times. During this time his wife Tahmina Khan’s wealth increased almost 4 times. This information was found in the analysis of the affidavits submitted to the Election Commission to participate in the January 7 polls.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has shown a debt of Tk 2 crore in the affidavit despite the increase of immovable and immovable assets one and a half times in the span of five years. And he has more than 84 lakhs in cash.
Dhaka-12 is one of the most important parliamentary seats in the capital. Current Member of Parliament for Tejgaon, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Hatirjheel, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar and Ramna area is Asaduzzaman Khan. Member of Parliament three times consecutively since 2008. Since being re-elected in 2014, he has been serving the duties of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Analyzing the affidavit submitted in the 12th parliamentary elections, it is known that Asaduzzaman Khan mentioned his profession as Minister of Commerce and Home Affairs. He has 84 lakh 43 thousand taka in cash. Which was 39 lakh 36 thousand 346 taka in the last election. And in 10 years, the minister’s cash has increased more than five times.
It is mentioned in the affidavit that as a minister, Asaduzzaman Khan received an annual salary of Tk 23 lakh 22 thousand. 13 lakh taka as freedom fighter and foreign remittance. 10 lakh 50 thousand rupees of the annual income of the dependents of the Home Minister came from remittances. However, there is no mention of how the remittance came.
The minister’s annual income from business is Tk 24 lakh 69 thousand 996. Apart from this, the total investment in banks and financial institutions, shares and savings bonds has been shown to be more than three crore rupees. On the other hand, he has 171 percent agricultural land but no annual income from it.
Besides, the Home Minister has two cars. The price of these two cars bought under parliament member quota is 1 crore 61 lakh 22 thousand taka. He has 10 bhoris in his name and 20 bhoris of gold in his wife’s name.
Home Minister’s wife Tahmina Khan’s income has also increased several times. Now his income is one crore seven lakh 56 thousand taka. which came from the business of the partner firm. But during the eleventh election, his cash was 39 lakh 36 thousand 346 taka.
The current total wealth of the Home Minister is 8 crore 36 lakh 71 thousand 52 taka. Which in the affidavit submitted in 2018 was 5 crore 76 lakh 74 thousand 137 taka.
However, according to the affidavit, the home minister has a debt of Rs 2 crore as financial liability.