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MP election: 63 candidates with criminal image

Ground Report| News Desk |Out of a total of 355 candidates trying their luck in Madhya Pradesh by-election (Madhya Pradesh By-Election), 63 candidates (18 per cent) have stated in the election affidavit that criminal cases are registered against them. The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has done analysis of criminal background, financial and education status of the candidates.

The Election Rights Association said in its report that 6 out of 28 candidates of major political parties Congress and eight out of 28 BJP candidates have stated in affidavits that there are serious criminal cases against them. 

According to the report, three of the BSP’s 28, four of the SP’s 14 and 13 of the 178 independents have declared that they have serious criminal cases against them.

According to ADR, a candidate has declared that a case of murder has been registered against him under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. Apart from this, seven candidates have said that a case of attempt to murder is registered against them under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code. 

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The report said that 10 out of 28 constituencies are Red Alert constituencies. They are called Red Alert constituencies where three or more candidates contesting elections have declared criminal cases against themselves.

According to the ADR report, ‘The Supreme Court’s directives on the election of candidates on political parties have no effect. He has continued his old tradition by giving tickets to candidates with criminal background of around 18 percent. 

All the major parties contesting the by-elections in Madhya Pradesh have given tickets to 25 to 50 percent of such candidates who have declared that criminal cases are registered against them. In February, the Supreme Court asked political parties about the reasons for giving tickets to candidates with criminal backgrounds. 

Also, he had also asked why people without criminal background are not given tickets. Information about the financial status of these candidates is also given in the ADR report.

By elections in Madhya Pradesh will be held on 3rd November and results will be shown on 10th November. So let’s see about the status of candidates elected in by- election.

There are 63 candidates with the pending criminal cases charged on them.

According to report of ADR that is Association for Democratic Reforms, there are about 355 candidates who are contesting the by- election.

There are different categories on which the 63 candidates are charged with criminal cases:

(1) 39 have serious criminal cases charged against themselves.

(2) Party wise candidate with criminal cases

(3) Serious cases candidates among the major parties out of six out of 28 candidates analysed from, 8 out of 28 candidates analysed from BJP, 3 out of 28 candidates analysed from BSP, 4 out of 14 candidates analysed from SP and 13 out of 178 independent candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavit.

(4) Candidates declared with case related to attempt to murder 7 candidates have declared encases like attempt to murder (IPC section 307).

(5) candidates charged with case related to murder one candidate is declared

(6) Red alert constituencies 10 out of 28 constituencies are red alert constituencies. red alert constituencies are known with candidates more than 3 declared with criminal cases against themselves.

(7) According to financial merit list, there are about 80 candidates in total of 355 who are crorepatis.

(8) According to party financial merit list, among major parties 23 out of 28 candidates analysed from BJP, 22 out of 20 candidates analysed from INC and 13 out of 28 candidates analysed from BSP to out of 14 candidates analysed from SP and 14 out of 178 independent candidates have declared assets worth more than rupees 1 crore.

(9) Average assets, average asset of per candidate contesting in MP election is 1.10 crore.

(10) Average assets party wise

Among major parties average assets for candidate for 28 INC candidates analysed is rupees 5.82 crores, 28 BJP candidates analysed is rupees 3.19 crore, 28 BSP candidates have average assets of rupees 1.56 crores, 14 SP candidates have average asset of rupees 33.87 lakh and 178 independent candidate have average a set of rupees 32.10 lacs.

(11) Candidates age

158 candidates have declared their age to 25 to 40 years while 160 candidates declared there is in between 41 to 60 year. There are 37 candidates who have declared their age in between 61 to 80 years.

(12) Gender detail of candidate

Only 22 female candidates are contesting in Madhya Pradesh assembly by-election 2020.

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