“I enjoy reading these reports that describe my economic status. When people talk about this, I really enjoy,” Sarkar said. Sarkar’s personal property, movable and immovable, is valued at less than Rs 2.5 lakh - an amount woefully shy of the multi-crore rupees worth of property some of the country’s chief minister possess. As per the affidavit submitted by the Tripura Chief Minister, a post Sarkar holds for four consecutive terms, during filing of nomination for the Dhanpur constituency in the last Assembly election in January, he had Rs 1,080 cash in hand. His bank balance stood at just Rs 9,720, as per the affidavit. Asked how he is leading such a clean and austere life at a time when corruption has become almost the order of the day among politicians, Sarkar said,
According to the affidavit, the 64-year-old politician inherited a house measuring just 432 square feet with a tin-shed structure from his mother Anjali Sarkar. Its present market value is just Rs 2,20,000. The couple do not have any movable property and the total value of immovable property and cash stood at Rs 24,52,395. Like other party members, Sarkar donates his full salary and subsidiary allowances to the party and instead the party pays him Rs 5,000 per month as subsistence allowance.