216 Candidates Contesting LS Polls Have Pending Criminal Cases

New Delhi: As many as 216 out of the 1,266 who have filed their nominations for the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls have pending criminal cases against them, an analysis has revealed.

The study conducted by National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has also made the following revelations:

Candidates with Declared Convicted Cases:

12 candidates have declared convicted cases against themselves.

Candidates with cases related to Murder:

10 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:

4 candidates have declared cases related to kidnapping such kidnapping for ransom, etc.

Candidates with cases related to Crime Against Women:

16 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)

Candidates with cases related to Hate Speech:

12 candidates have declared cases related to hate speech against themselves.

Crorepati Candidates:

There are 401 candidates who have assets worth Rs 1 crore and more.

Party wise Crorepati Candidates: 

Among the major parties 69 out of 83 candidates are from Congress, 65 out of 83 candidates are from BJP, 15 out of 32 candidates are from BSP.

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