Contesting from Howrah North in Howrah district, Laxmi Ratanh Shukla has declared his annual income for the year 2014-15 to be Rs.1.12 crore © IANS
Contesting from Howrah North in Howrah district, Laxmi Ratanh Shukla has declared his annual income for the year 2014-15 to be Rs.1.12 crore © IANS

Kolkata: Former India cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla, who is contesting the West Bengal assembly polls as a Trinamool Congress candidate, possess assets worth over Rs.4.5 crore. Contesting from Howrah North in Howrah district, the former Bengal captain has declared his annual income for the year 2014-15 to be Rs.1.12 crore.  His movable properties are valued in excess of Rs.3.31 crore and comprise bank deposits of Rs.1.21 crore, Rs.1.07 crore in personal advances, Rs.67.37 lakh in investments and jewellery worth Rs.10 lakh.  He owns two vehicles with a cumulative value exceeding Rs. 23 lakh. Shukla who played three One Day Internationals (ODI), has immovable properties comprising two residential apartments, worth Rs. 1.53 crore. The 35-year-old has not been convicted of any offence. Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Vaishali Dalmiya to contest West Bengal Assembly Election 2016 for TMC

Former Indian and Bengal cricketer, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, along with Vaishali Dalmiya, the daughter of late BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, are all set to contest the upcoming Assembly Election in Bengal, as they would be contesting for Trinamool Congres (TMC). While Shukla would be contesting for the region of North Howrah, Vaishali would be contesting for the Bally region. Shukla, who earlier in 2015 announced his retirement from competitive cricket plans to start a new innings in politics, while Vaishali, who is not into cricket, prepare to follow some other footsteps, unlike her father. The West Bengal Assembly Election 2016 is set to get underway from April 4. Laxmi Ratan Shukla hailed by CAB

Earlier, showering praise on the retired Bengal all-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla, the CAB described the veteran allrounder as a great ambassador of the sport. “He has been a crisis man for Bengal cricket, a great ambassador of the sport in the state. He has contributed to the cause of Bengal cricket on innumerable occasions. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” CAB joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya said, reported PTI.