17 % Candidates from Lok Sabha Elections Phase 1 have criminal cases against them

As Lok Sabha Elections are going to begin from tomorrow, an ADR report has come up with a constructive analysis that speaks about the number of candidates standing in the Lok Sabha Elections Phase 1 with criminal cases against their names.

Among the total number of candidates standing for the Lok Sabha Elections Phase 1 this year, 17% of them have criminal cases against their names.

In this report, ADR worked by trying to analyse self-sworn affidavits of 1,279 people out of which only 1,266 people could submit their affidavits. The rest of the 13 candidates were left out as they failed to submit their scanned and complete affidavits.

Here is a complete analysis of the 17% of people whose names have criminal cases against them:

17 % Candidates from Lok Sabha Elections Phase 1 have criminal cases against them

16 out of 83 Bhartiya Janata Party candidates have serious criminal cases against their name while 22 out of 83 Congress candidates have serious criminal cases against them too.

The ADR report also highlighted the fact that 30% of candidates have declared their assets to be more than 30% which is 401 people. Congress leads the majority with 69 candidates with assets more than 1 crore followed by BJP and the rest.

Top three candidates with the highest amount of assets are Konda Visheshwar Reddy (853+ crore) from Telangana, YSCRP Prasad Veera Potluri (347+ crore) from Andra Pradesh and Kanumur Raghu Rama Krishna Rama Raju (325+ crore).

This year, 89 women candidates are standing in the Lok Sabha Elections’ Phase 1.

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