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Added on : 2019-05-11 15:32:07

A total of 59 parliamentary constituencies will witness voting in Phase 6 polling in the Lok Sabha Election 2019 on 12 May.

The report analyzes 967 of the total 979 candidates, who are contesting in this phase on the basis of disclosures made in their respective affidavits. Of all the 967 candidates analysed, 174 are from national parties, 64 are from state parties, 422 are from registered unrecognized parties and 307 candidates are contesting independently.

Take a look at the criminal background, financial status and education details of candidates:

Education Background:

At least 395 (41%) candidates have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th and 12th, while 509 (53%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above. At least 35 candidates have declared to be just literate and 10 candidates are illiterate.

Financial background:

Of the 967 candidates, 311 are crorepatis. It means 32 percent of the contenders have declared assets worth more than Rs 1 crore.

Going party-wise, 46 (85%) out of 54 candidates from BJP, 37 (80%) out of 46 candidates from Congress, 31 (63%) out of 49 candidates from BSP, six (50%) out of 12 candidates from AAP and 71 (23%) out of 307 independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs 1 crore.

Criminal background:

Of all candidates analyzed, 189 have declared criminal cases against themselves. This makes 20 percent of all contenders in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections.

Going party-wise, 26 (48%) out of 54 candidates from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 20 (44%) out of 46 candidates from Congress, 19 (39%) out of 49 candidates from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), five (31%) out of 16 candidates from Shiv Sena and 34 (11%) out of 307 independent candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

Red Alert Constituencies:

Of the 59 constituencies, 34 are red alert constituencies, which means these seats have three or more candidates with criminal cases against them.

 

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