Home Minister Amit Shah has invested in stocks of 181 listed companies, valuing his equity portfolio at ₹17.43 crore, according to the affidavit filed with the Election Commission of India.

Shah's top bets include 4,000 shares of Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd valued at ₹1.06 crore, 6,176 shares of fast-moving consumer goods giant Hindustan Unilever worth ₹1.35 crore, and 100 shares of tyre maker MRF having a market value of ₹1.29 crore.

Shah also has investments worth over ₹95 lakh in Procter & Gamble Hygiene & Health Care, the local arm of the American FMCG giant.

Shah's wife Sonal Shah also owns shares in 79 listed companies which include 598 shares in Procter & Gamble Hygiene & Health Care worth ₹95 lakh.

The duo's investment in 10 companies is more than ₹1 crore.

Sonal's biggest bets include 50,000 shares of public sector lender Canara Bank valued at ₹2.96 crore; 1 lakh shares of Karur Vysya bank worth ₹1,88 crore; 5,000 shares of industrial refrigerant manufacturer Gujarat Fluorochemicals valued at ₹1.78 crore; 1,016 shares of Lakshmi Machine Works valued at ₹1.75 crore; 10,732 shares of telecom operator Bharti Airtel worth ₹1.23 crore and 6,800 shares of drug maker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd worth ₹1.04 crore.

The total value of Sonal Shah's equity portfolio is over ₹20 crore.

The home minister also owns 1,095 shares of electrical products maker ABB India worth over ₹71 lakh; 1,400 shares of engine producer Cummins India worth ₹42 lakh; 2,000 shares of abrasives company Grindwell Norton worth ₹42 lakh; 2,970 shares of India's second-largest IT firm Infosys valued at ₹43 lakh; 15,000 shares of cigarette-to-FMCG conglomerate ITC worth ₹63 lakh; 15,000 shares of Kansai Nerolac Paints valued at ₹40 lakh; 1,500 shares of Nestle India worth 38 lakh; 2,500 shares of the Wadia group's coffee plantation company Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation valued at ₹38 lakh; 10,005 shares of luggage trolley maker VIP Industries worth ₹52 lakh; and 6,531 shares of Berger Paints valued at over ₹35 lakh among others.

All stock valuations are based on the closing price as of April 15, 2024.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah is contesting the Lok Sabha election from Gujarat's Gandhinagar seat.

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