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Who is the Richest Candidate in Phase-6 Lok Sabha Polls?

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The National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 967 out of 979 candidates, who are contesting in the Lok Sabha Phase 6 There are 12 candidates who have not been analysed due to unavailability of their properly scanned and complete affidavits, at the time of making this report.


The polling for Phase 6 of on going Lok Sabha polls will be conducted in 59 parliamentary constituencies spread across seven states, namely Bihar (8 parliamentary constituencies), Haryana (10), Jharkhand (4), Madhya Pradesh (8), Uttar Pradesh (14), West Bengal (8) and Delhi-NCR (7). The last date for filing nomination papers is April 23 and the scrutiny of papers will take place on April 24.

Criminal Background

· Candidates with Criminal Cases: 189(20%) out of 967 candidates analysed have declared criminal cases against themselves.

· Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 146(15%) out of 967 candidates analysed have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

· Candidates with Declared Convicted Cases: 4 candidates have declared convicted cases against themselves.

· Candidates with cases related to Murder: 6 candidates have declared cases related to murder (IPC Section -302) against themselves.

Candidates with cases related to Attempt to Murder: 25 candidates have declared cases related to attempt to murder (IPC Section 307) against themselves.

· Candidates with cases related to Kidnapping: 5 candidates have declared cases related to kidnapping (IPC Section-363) and Kidnapping or abducting in order to murder (IPC Section-364), against themselves.

· Candidates with cases related to Crime Against Women: 21 candidates have declared cases related to crime against women such as assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty (IPC Section-354), husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty (IPC Section-498A) etc and Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman (IPC Section-509) against themselves. Among these 21 candidates, 2 have declared cases related to rape (IPC Section 376) against themselves.

· Candidates with cases related to Hate Speech: 11 candidates have declared cases related to hate speech against themselves.

· Party wise Candidates with Criminal Cases: Among the major parties, 26(48%) out of 54 candidates from BJP, 20 (44%) out of 46 candidates from INC, 19(39%) out of 49 candidates from BSP, 5(31%) out of 16 candidates analysed from SHS, and 34(11%) out of 307 independent candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

· Party wise Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: Among the major parties, 18(33%) out of 54 candidates from BJP, 12 (26%) out of 46 candidates from INC, 17(35%) out of 49 candidates from BSP, 5(31%) out of 16 candidates analysed from SHS, and 27(9%) out of 307 independent candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

· Red Alert Constituencies*: 34 out of 59 constituencies are red alert constituencies. Red alert constituencies are those constituencies where 3 or more contesting candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
Financial Background

· Crorepati Candidates: There are 311(32%) candidates who have assets worth Rs. 1 crore and more.

· Party wise Crorepati Candidates: Among the major parties 46(85%) out of 54 candidates from BJP, 37(80%) out of 46 candidates from INC, 31(63%) out of 49 candidates from BSP, 6(50%) out of 12 candidates from AAP and 71(23%) out of 307 independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.

· Average assets: The average asset per candidate contesting in the Lok Sabha Phase 6 election is Rs. 3.41 crores.

· Party wise average assets: Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 54 BJP candidates is Rs. 12.70 crores, 46 INC candidates is Rs 22.37 crores, 49 BSP candidates have average assets of Rs 6.93 crores, and 12 AAP candidates have average assets of Rs 3.01 crores

· High asset candidates: The details of the top 3 candidates with the highest assets are given below :(click on table)

Candidates with high income as declared in the ITR*: The details of top 3 candidates with the highest annual income** are given below:(click on table)