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UP elections: 558 crorepatis, 275 with serious criminal charges, 26 illiterate candidates in fray for first two phases of polls

A Total Of 558 Crorepati Candidates Are In The Fray For The Upcoming First And Second Phase Of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections To Be Held On February 11 And February 15 While 275 Have Declared That They Have Criminal Cases Against Them, Says A Report By Think-tank Association For Democratic Reforms (ADR).

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pratyush Ranjan | Updated on: 10 Feb 2017, 04:53:22 PM
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New Delhi:

A total of 558 crorepati candidates are in the fray for the upcoming first and second phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections to be held on February 11 and February 15 while 275 have declared that they have criminal cases against them, says a report by think-tank Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

Here are the phase-wise details of the candidates contesting assembly polls in the upcoming first phase and second phase in Uttar Pradesh -

First phase (Feb 11) 

# Crorepati candidates
Total Candidates: 836 (First phase)
Crorepati candidates: 302

# Party-wise details 

BSP:
Total candidates - 73
Crorepati candidates - 66

BJP: Total candidates - 73
Crorepati candidates - 61

SP: Total candidates - 51
Crorepati candidates - 40

Congress: Total candidates - 24
Crorepati candidates - 18

RLD: Total candidates - 57
Crorepati candidates - 41

# 43 of 293 independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs 1 crore.

# The average asset per candidate contesting in the first phase of the UP poll is Rs 2.81 crore.

# Crinminal charge: Out of 836 candidates analysed, 168 have declared criminal cases against themselves.

# 143 candidates have declared serious criminal cases, including ones related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women and the like.

# 186 candidates have not declared their PAN details.


#
Education details

- 402 candidates have declared their qualification to be between 5th and 12th.

- 336 have declared having a qualification of graduate or above. 

- 64 have declared themselves to be just literate. 

- 15 have declared themselves to be illiterate.

The Uttar Pradesh Election Watch and ADR have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 836 out of 839 candidates from 98 political parties, including 5 national, 8 state, 85 unrecognised parties and 293 independent candidates, who are contesting in the first phase of the poll.

Full Coverage: Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017


Second Phase (Feb 15)


# Crorepati candidates

- Total candidates: 721  (Second Phase)

- Crorepati candidates: 256


# Party-wise details
 

BSP: Crorepati candidates - 58

BJP: Crorepati candidates - 50

SP: Crorepati candidates - 45

Congress: Crorepati candidates - 13

RLD: Crorepati candidates - 15

- Total 719 candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs 1 crore.

- The average asset per candidate contesting in the second phase of UP elections is Rs 2.01 crore.


# Criminal cases
- 107 candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

- 16 out of 67 candidates from BJP have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

- 25 of 67 from BSP have declared criminal cases against themselves.

- 6 of 52 from RLD have declared criminal cases against themselves.

- 21 of 51 from SP have declared criminal cases against themselves.

- 6 of 18 from Congress have declared criminal cases against themselves.

- 13 of 206 independent candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

- 84 candidates have declared serious criminal cases, including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women.

# 174 candidates have not declared their PAN details.


# Education details: 


- 277 have declared their qualification to be between 5th and 12th.

- 310 have declared having a qualification of graduate or above. 

- 93 candidates have declared themselves to be just literates.

- 11 candidates are illiterate.

Uttar Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 719 of 721 candidates from 92 political parties, including 6 national parties, 6 state parties, 80 unrecognised parties and 206 independent candidates who are contesting in the second phase of polls.

(With inputs from PTI)

Full Coverage: Assembly Elections 2017

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First Published : 09 Feb 2017, 07:29:00 PM

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