Businessman and NPP candidate from Umroi constituency, Ngaitlang Dharthe is the richest contestant in Meghalaya so far. According to Dhar’s affidavit submitted along with his nomination papers to the election officer, he has 144 vehicles and his family wealth is around Rs 290 crore. However, the assets of his son, who is also an NPP candidate, is not included in it.
Ngaitlang Dhar, a school dropout, has immovable assets including agricultural land worth Rs 219.04 crore and movable assets valued at over Rs 71.23 crore. The 49-year-old MLA has 144 vehicles including a BMW and a Toyota SUV, besides trucks for transportation of boulders and coal, the affidavit said adding that he has vehicle loans of Rs 3.95 crore to pay. His wife has movable assets worth Rs 1.21 crore and immovable assets valued at Rs 3.7 crore.
Ngaitlang Dhar’s 25-year-old son Dasakhiat Lamare, who is contesting from Mawhati constituency, also declared total assets worth over Rs 40 crore. Lamare, the managing director of a construction company co-owned by his father and brothers, also owns a BMW and a Toyota SUV apart from 13 other vehicles, mostly trucks, his affidavit said.