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Added on : 2019-04-28 17:22:12

Voting for Phase 4 of Lok Sabha Election will take place on Monday. Nine states are voting to elect representatives on 71 seats.  Before the voters turn up to the polling booths and cast their vote, here is a detailed look on the criminal cases, education, financial background and other details of candidates on the basis of a survey report issued by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

The ADR has analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 928 out of 943 candidates contesting in the Lok Sabha phase four across 71 constituencies.

Here are the details:

Criminal background:

Of all candidates analyzed, 210 candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves. This makes 23 percent of all contenders in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections.

Going party-wise, 25 (44%) out of the 57 candidates from the BJP; 18 (32%) out of the 57 candidates from the Congress, 11 (20%) out of the 54 candidates from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), 12 (57%) out of the 21 candidates analysed from the Shiv Sena, and 60 (17%) out of the 345 Independents have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

Education Background:

404 (44%) candidates have declared their educational qualification to be between class 5 and class 12, while 454 (49%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate and/or above. 34 candidates have declared to be just literate and 9 candidates are illiterate.

Financial Background:

Of the 928 candidates, 306 are crorepatis. It means 33 percent of the contenders have declared assets worth more than Rs one crore.

Going party-wise, 50 (88%) out of the 57 candidates from the Congress, 50 (88%) out of  the 57 candidates from the BJP, 20 (37%) out of the 54 candidates from the BSP, 13 (62%) out of the 21 candidates from the Shiv Sena and 8 (80%) out of 10 candidates from the Samajwadi Party (SP) have declared assets worth more than Rs one crore.

 

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