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Know About Phase II of Lok Sabha Elections

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The National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 1590 out of 1644 candidates, who are contesting in the Lok Sabha Phase II.

This phase II of the Lok Sabha elections will be conducted in a total of 97 constituencies spread across 13 states. All parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu (39 seats) and Puducherry (one seat) will go for polling on April 18,2019 in Phase II. The others on the list are: Karnataka (14 constituencies), Maharashtra (10), Uttar Pradesh (8), Assam (5), Bihar (5), Odisha (5), Chhattisgarh (3), West Bengal (3), Jammu and Kashmir (2), and one constituency each from Manipur and Tripura.

There are 54 candidates who have not been analyzed due to unavailability of their properly scanned and complete affidavits, at the time of making this report.


Candidates with Criminal Cases: 251(16%) out of 1590 candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

· Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 167(11%) out of 1590 have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

· Candidates with Declared Convicted Cases: 3 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: 8 candidates have declared cases related to kidnapping such kidnapping for ransom, etc. (IPC Section-364A), kidnapping (IPC Section-363), Kidnapping or abducting with an intetnt secretly and wrongfully confine person (IPC Section-365) etc, against themselves.

· Candidates with cases related to Crime Against Women: 10 candidates have declared cases related to crime against women such as rape (IPC Section-376), 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., against themselves.

· Candidates with cases related to Hate Speech: 15 candidates have declared cases related to hate speech against themselves.

Party wise Candidates with Criminal Cases: Among the major parties, 16(31%) out of 51 candidates from BJP, 23(43%) out of 53 candidates from INC, 16(20%) out of 80 candidates from BSP, 3(14%) out of 22 candidates analysed from AIADMK, 11(46%) out of 24 candidates from DMK and 4(36%) out of 11 candidates from SHS have declared criminal cases against themselves.

· Party wise Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: Among the major parties, 10(20%) out of 51 candidates from BJP, 17(32%) out of 53 candidates from INC, 10(13%) out of 80 candidates from BSP, 3(14%) out of 22 candidates analysed from AIADMK, 7(29%) out of 24 candidates from DMK and 1(9%) out of 11 candidates from SHS have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

· Red Alert Constituencies: 41 out of 97 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 423(27%) candidates who have assets worth Rs. 1 crore and more.

· Party wise Crorepati Candidates: Among the major parties 46(87%) out of 53 candidates from INC, 45(88%) out of 51 candidates from BJP, 23(96%) out of 24 candidates from DMK, 22(100%) candidates from AIADMK and 21(26%) out of 80 candidates from BSP have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.

· Average assets: The average asset per candidate contesting in the Lok Sabha Phase II election is Rs. 3.90 crores.

· Party wise average assets: Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 80 BSP candidates is Rs. 1.94 crores, 53 INC candidates is Rs 31.83 crores, 51 BJP candidates have average assets of Rs 21.59 crores, 24 DMK candidates have average assets worth Rs 25.91 crores, and 22 AIADMK candidates have average assets of Rs 14.27 crores

High asset candidates: The details of the top 3 candidates with the highest assets are given below :

Candidates with high income as declared in the ITR: There are 41 candidates who have declared their annual total income to be more than Rs. 1 crore. The details of top 3 candidates with the highest annual income are given below:

Full ADR Report is available here