The UP story- criminals and crorepatis

Uttar Pradesh had in all 795 candidates with a criminal record. That would mean out of the 2195 candidates who contested the election 35 per cent or more had criminal cases pending against them.

A report combining the candidates who contested in all the phases in Utttar Pradesh has been put out by the Uttar Pradesh Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms. The Samajwadi Party tops the list while the BJP and the Congress held the second and third spot in this tainted department.

Out of these 2195 candidates analyzed by UPEW/ADR, 759 candidates or 35 % declared pending criminal cases against them. SP had 199 out of 401 (50 %), BJP had 144 out of 397 (36 %), INC had 120 out of 354 (34 %), BSP had 131 out of 403 (33 %), JD(U) had 46 out of 220 (21 %), Peace Party had 55 out of 209 (26 %), Apna Dal had 22 out of 76 (29 %), Qaumi Ekta Dal had 13 out of 38 (34 %), RLD had 16 out of 46 (35 %), Bundelkhand Congress had 5 out of 33 (15 %) candidates with pending criminal cases. Out of the above 759 candidates who have declared criminal cases, Brijesh Singh alias Arun Kumar Singh (Pragatishil Manav Samaj Party, Saiyadraja constituency) with 39 criminal cases including 47 charges related to murder. He is followed by Atiq Ahmed (Apna Dal, Allahabad West constituency) has declared maximum number of criminal cases. He has declared 44 criminal cases including 12 charges related to murder, 5 charges related to kidnapping and abducting in order to murder and 3 charges of extortion and Mitra Sen (SP, Bikapur constituency) with 36 criminal cases including 14 cases related to murder. Among the major parties, the candidates who have declared the maximum number of serious cases against themselves are: 1) Mitra Sen (SP, Bikapur constituency) with 36 criminal cases including 14 cases related to murder. 2) Indra Pratap (BSP, Goshainganj) with 31 criminal cases including 10 charges related to murder, 1 charge of kidnapping or abducting in order to murder and another charge related to robbery. 3) Upendra (BJP, Phephana) has 11 cases against himself including 5 charges related to murder 4) Ajay (INC, Pindra) has 8 cases against himself including 3 charges related to attempt to murder 5) Manveer Singh (JD(U), Jewar) has declared 31 cases against himself including 15 charges related to murder. Out of these 759 candidates with pending criminal cases, 340 (16 %) have pending serious criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion etc. SP had 92 , BSP had 57 , BJP had 57 , INC had 50 , Peace Party had 30 , JD(U) had 20 , Apna Dal had 11 , RLD had 8 , QAUMI EKTA DAL had 5 and Bundelkhand Congress had 3 . Among all the analyzed candidates, 5 candidates have charges of rape against them. They are Shri Bhagwan Sharma (SP) of Bulandshahar, Shahnawaz Rana (RLD) of Bijnor, Mohd. Aleem Khan (BSP) of Bulandshahar, Anoop Sanda (SP) of Sultanpur and Manoj Kumar Paras (SP) from Bijnor constituency.

A total of 1046 candidates out of 2195 analyzed i.e. 48% were crorepatis. In 2007, there were 22% crorepati candidates. The candidates with maximum assets are Najir Ahmed of INC from Agra South constituency with assets worth 141 Crores followed by Nand Gopal of BSP from Allahabad South constituency with assets worth 95.26 Crores and Nawab Kazim Ali Khan of INC from Suar constituency with assets worth 56.89 Crores. A total of 70 candidates out of 2195 analyzed (3.2%) declared liabilities of 1 Crore or above. Among major parties,the average asset per candidate for BSP was approximate 3.39 Crores , For SP was 2.45 Crores , For BJP was 1.92 Crores , For INC was 2.98 Crores , For JD(U) was 56.64 Lacs , For Peace Party was 1.03 Crores , For Apna Dal was 96.27 Lacs , For RLD was 4.05 Crores , For QAUMI EKTA DAL was 85.77 Lacs and For Bundelkhand Congress was 46.22 Lacs Out of 6850 contesting candidates in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2012, only 594 (8.7%) candidates are women.

Asset Increase:

Number of re-contesting MLAs analyzed for UP 2012 Assembly Elections– 285

The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2007 is Rs 1,21,26,559 (1.21 crore). The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2012 is, Rs 3,56,67,212 (3.56 crore). Average asset growth for these re-contesting MLAs is Rs 2,35,40,653 (2.35 crore). Average percentage growth in assets for these MLA is 194%. Nand Gopal of BSP from Allahabad South constituency has shown the highest increase in asset worth Rs.79.94 Crores (from 15.32 Crores to 95.26 Crores), followed by Nawab Kazim Ali Khan of INC from Suar constituency with an asset increase of Rs.47.70 Crores (from 9.18 Crores in 2007 to 56.89 Crores in 2012), followed by Dharam Pal Yadav of Rashtriya Parivartan Dal from Sahaswan constituency with an asset increase of Rs. 28.30 Crores (from 14.42 Crores in 2007 to 47.72 Crores in 2012) The highest percentage increase (13074%) has been for Kaushlendra Nath of JD(U) from Tulsipur constituency . His assets rose from 51.94 thousand in 2007 to 68.42 Lakhs in 2012. He is followed by Jitendra Kumar of BSP from Chakia (SC) with a percentage increase of 7922% (2.37 lakhs in 2007 to 1.90 crores in 2012) and Mahendra Singh Rajpoot of SP from Etawah with an increase of 6021% (5.25 lakhs in 2007 to 3.21 Crores in 2012).

Details of 7th phase candidates:

Uttar Pradesh Election Watch (UPEW) has analyzed affidavits of 325 candidates out of 962 candidates who are contesting the 7th Phase of Uttar Pradesh 2012 Assembly Elections.

Out of these 325 candidates analyzed for the 7th phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections, 98 candidates or 30 % declared criminal cases against them. In 2007 assembly elections for the whole of Uttar Pradesh, 27% candidates had declared criminal cases against themselves.

Amongst major parties, every party has given tickets to candidates who have declared criminal cases. SP has 27 out of 60 (45 %), BJP has 20 out of 60 (33 %), BSP has 13 out of 60 (22 %) INC has 14 out of 51 (27 %), RLD has 4 out of 10 (40 %), Peace Party has 13 out of 45 (29 %), JD(U) has 4 out of 26 (15 %), Ittehad-E-Millat Council has 1 out of 1 (100 %) and Rastriya Parivartan Dal has 1 out of 1 (100 %) candidates with pending criminal cases.

Out of these 98 candidates with declared criminal cases, 37 have declared serious criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, rape, robbery, extortion etc. SP has 12 , BJP has 6, BSP has 4, INC has 3, RLD has 2, JD(U) has 3, Peace Party has 5 and Rastriya Parivartan Dal has 1 such candidates.

Among these 98 candidates of 7th Phase who have declared criminal cases against themselves, Mehboob Ali of SP, contesting from Amroha constituency) has declared maximum number of criminal cases. He has declared 15 criminal cases including 3 charges related to murder. He is followed by Abid Raja Khan (SP, Badaun constituency) who has declared 10 criminal cases including 3 charges related to murder and Dharam Yadav (Rashtriya Parivartan Dal, Sahaswan constituency) has declared 8 criminal cases including 4 charges related to murder.

Among other major parties, the following candidates have declared the highest number of serious criminal cases against them: 1) Virendra Singh (of BSP contesting from Bithari Chainpur) has declared 2 cases against himself including 2 charges related to murder. 2) Arvind Giri (of INC contesting from Gola Golaknath constituency) has declared 8 cases against himself including 1 charge related to murder. 3) Shahnawaz Rana (of RLD from Bijnor constituency) has declared 6 criminal charges including 1 charge related to murder and 1 charge related to rape. And 4) Ramveer Singh (BJP, Kundarki constituency) has declared 5 criminal charges including 2 charges related to murder and Anoop Singh (JD{U}, Nighasan constituency) has declared1 criminal charge including 1 charge related to murder.

A total of 169 candidates out of 325 analyzed i.e. 52% are crorepatis. In 2007, there were 22% crorepati candidates.

The candidates with maximum assets in 7th Phase is Nawab Kazim Ali Khan of INC from Suar constituency with assets worth Rs. 56.89 Crores followed by Dharam Yadav of Rashtriya Parivartan Dal from Sahaswan with Rs. 42.72 Crores and Supriya Aron of INC from Bareilly Cantt. constituency with assets worth Rs. 27.69 crores.

1 candidate, Shamshad Hussain (Bundelkhand Congress) of Bilari constituency, has declared assets of less than 1 lakh (Rs. 85,000).

A total of 29 (9%) candidates out of 325 analyzed declared liabilities of Rs. 40 Lacs or above.

Among major parties, the average asset per candidate for BSP is 2.86 Crore, for INC is 3.18 Crore, for RLD is 5.19 crores, for SP is 1.95 Crore, for BJP is 1.62 Crore, for JD(U) is 51.79 Lacs, for Peace Party is 59.33 Lacs, for Bundelkhand Congress is 12.24 Lacs and for Apna Dal is 1.16 Crores.

59% candidates (192 of 325 analyzed) were graduates and above.

Out of 962 candidates contesting for 7th phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2012, only 100 (11%) candidates are women.

Highlights (Analysis of asset increase of re-contesting MLAs in the 7th Phase of UP elections)

Number of re-contesting MLAs analyzed for 7th phase of UP 2012 Assembly Elections– 47 The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2007 is Rs 1,13,03,326 (1.13 crores). The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2012 is, Rs 4,74,96,422 (4.74 crore). Average asset growth for these re-contesting MLAs is Rs 3,61,93,096 (3.61 crore). Average percentage growth in assets for these MLA is 320%. Nawab Kazim Ali Khan of INC from Suar constituency has shown the highest increase in asset worth Rs.47.70 Crores (from 9.18 Crores in 2007 to 56.89 Crores in 2012), followed by Dharam Pal Yadav of RPD from Sahaswan constituency with an asset increase of Rs. 28.30 Crores (from 14.42 Crores in 2007 to 47.72 Crores in 2012) and Shahnawaz Rana of RLD from Bijnor constituency with an asset increase of Rs. 15.97 Crores (from 2.02 Crores in 2007 to 17.99 Crores in 2012) The highest percentage increase (3046%) has been for Sinod kumar Shakya of BSP from Dataganj constituency. His assets rose from 9.60 lakhs in 2007 to 3.01 Crores in 2012. He is followed by R A Usmaani of SP from Nighasan constituency with a percentage increase of 1500% (9.20 lakhs in 2007 to 1.47 Crores in 2012) and Mehboob Ali of SP from Amroha constituency with an increase of 1391% (31.20 lakhs in 2007 to 4.65 crores in 2012).

ITR and Pan-7th phase:

Uttar Pradesh Election Watch analyzed affidavits of 325 out of the 962 candidates contesting the 7th Phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Out of the above 325 candidates, Om Kumar (BSP) has the highest annual income at Rs. 1.18 Crore followed by Kavita Singh (BJP) at Rs. 1.02 Crore, Iqbal (BSP) at Rs. 93.15 Lacs and Neeraj Kushwaha (BSP) at Rs. 84.18 Lacs as per their last filed Income Tax Returns. A total of 117 candidates (36%) out of the 325 candidates analyzed by the Uttar Pradesh Election Watch have declared that they have never filed income tax returns. Out of the 117 candidates analyzed who have never filed income tax returns, BJP has the maximum number of candidates 25 (42% of the 60 candidates analyzed) followed by Peace Party with 20 (44% of the 45 candidates analyzed), SP with 19 (32% of the 60 candidates analyzed), JD(U) with 18 (69% of the 26 candidates analyzed), INC with 15 (29% of the 51 candidates analyzed), BSP with 9 (15% of the 60 candidates analyzed) who have never filed ITR. Top 3 candidates with maximum assets but who have never filed IT returns are Vinay Tiwari of SP contesting from Gola Gokrannath has the highest total assets of Rs. 5.46 crores, followed by Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar of BJP from Thakurdwara with assets of Rs. 4.34 crores and Ashish Yadav of SP from Shekhupur with Rs. 4.11 crores respectively. 52 (16%) candidates have not declared their PAN details of which Peace Party has the maximum number of candidates (14 out of 45) who have not declared their PAN details. JD(U) has 9 out of 26, SP has 7 out of 60, BJP has 7 out of 60, INC has 7 out of 51, Bundelkhand Congress has 4 out of 5 and RLD has 1 out 10, BSP has 2 out 60 candidates analyzed who have not declared their PAN card details. Top three candidates with maximum assets but not declared their PAN card details are Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar of BJP contesting from Thakurdwara constituency has the highest assets with worth Rs. 4.34 Crores followed by Naseer Ahmed Khan of SP from Muradnagar with assets of Rs. 3.48 crores and Rafatulla of BJP from Sambhal with Rs. 2.55 crores respectively.

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128 criminals in 6th phase of UP polls

Out of the 360 candidates analyzed for the 6th phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections, 128 candidates or 36 % declared criminal cases against them. In 2007 assembly elections for the whole of Uttar Pradesh, 27% candidates had declared criminal cases against themselves says a repirt prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms and National Election Watch.
Amongst major parties, every party has given tickets to candidates who have declared criminal cases. SP has 31 out of 68 (46 %), BJP has 30 out of 67 (45 %), BSP has 20 out of 68 (29 %), INC has 16 out of 34 (47 %), RLD has 11 out of 32 (34 %), JD(U) has 10 out of 34 (29 %), Peace Party has 9 out of 46 (20 %), Quami Ekta Dal has 1 out of 3 (33 %) candidates with pending criminal cases.
Out of these 128 candidates with declared criminal cases, 52 have declared serious criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, rape, robbery, extortion etc. SP has 15, BJP has 8, BSP has 7, INC has 5, RLD has 6, JD(U) has 4 and Peace Party has 7 such candidates.
Among these 128 candidates of 6th Phase who have declared criminal cases against themselves, ManVeer Singh of JD (U), contesting from Jewar constituency) has declared maximum number of criminal cases. He has declared 31 criminal cases including 14 charges related to murder. He is followed by Pushpa Sharma (BSP, Mathura constituency) who has declared 19 criminal cases including 2 charges related to murder and 4 charges related to theft and ShriBhagwan Sharma (SP, Debai constituency) has declared 13 criminal cases including 1 charge related to murder and 1 charges related to rape.
Among other major parties, the following candidates have declared the highest number of serious criminal cases against them: 1) Bijendra Singh (of INC contesting from Atrauli) has declared 2 cases against himself including 2 charges related to illegal payments in connection with election. 2) Yogendra Upadhyaya (of BJP contesting from Agra South constituency) has declared 3 cases against himself including 1 charge related to murder.
A total of 210 candidates out of 360 analyzed i.e. 58% were crorepatis. In 2007, there were 22% crorepati candidates.
The candidates with maximum assets in 6th Phase is Najir Ahmed of INC from Agra South constituency with assets worth Rs. 141.39 Crores followed by Vinod Kumar of BSP from Debai with Rs. 45.19 Crores and Mahesh Kumar Sharma of BJP from Noida constituency with assets worth Rs. 37.45 crores.
6 Candidates have declared assets of less than 1 lakh.
A total of 3 candidates out of 360 analyzed declared assets less than Rs. 11000.
A total of 21 (6%) candidates out of 360 analyzed declared liabilities of Rs. 1 crore or above.
Among major parties, the average asset per candidate for BSP is 4.81 Crore, for INC is 8.73 Crore, for RLD is 4.02 crores, for SP is 3.78 Crore, for BJP is 3.62 Crore, for JD(U) is 75.01 Lacs, for Peace Party is 56.11 Lacs, for Bundelkhand Congress is 11.49 Lacs and for Quami Ekta Dal is 2.86 Lacs.
52% candidates(186 of 360 analyzed)were graduates and above.
Out of 1103 candidates contesting for 6th phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2012, only 85 (8%) candidates are women.

Asset Increase:
Number of re-contesting MLAs analyzed for 6th phase of UP 2012 Assembly Elections– 49
The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2007 is Rs1,26,35,429 (1.26 crores).
The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2012 is, Rs 3,38,55,108 (3.38 crore).
Average asset growth for these re-contesting MLAs is Rs 2,12,19,678 (2.12 crore).
Average percentage growth in assets for these MLA is 168%.
Lakhi Ram Nagar of BSP from Kithore constituency has the highest increase in asset worth Rs.11.31 Crores (from 8.42 Crores in 2007 to 19.73 Crores in 2012), followed by Pooran Prakash of RLD from Baldev constituency with an asset increase of Rs. 6.63 Crores (from 27.1 Lakhs in 2007 to 6.9 Crores in 2012) and Madhusudan Sharma of BSP from Bah constituency with an asset increase of Rs. 4.95 Crores (from 3.66 Crores in 2007 to 8.61 Crores in 2012).
The highest percentage increase (3776%) has been for Satveer Singh Gujjar of BSP from Dadri constituency. His assets rose from 2.51 lakhs in 2007 to 97.48 lakhs in 2012. He is followed by Pooran Prakash of RLD from Baldev constituency with a percentage increase of 2456% (27.01 lakhs in 2007 to 6.9 Crores in 2012) and Hazi Jameer Ullah of SP from Koil constituency with an increase of 1681% (6.00 lakhs in 2007 to 1.06 crores in 2012).

ITR and PAN:
Najir Ahmed (INC) has the highest annual income at Rs. 22.69 Crore followed by Zafar Aalam (SP) at Rs. 1.55 Crore, Anil Kumar Tanwar (INC) at Rs. 1.43 Crore and Mahesh Kumar Sharma (BJP) at Rs. 1.38 Crore as per their last filed Income Tax Returns.
A total of 105 candidates (29%) out of the 360 candidates analyzed by the Uttar Pradesh Election Watch have declared that they have never filed income tax returns.
Out of the 105 candidates analyzed who have never filed income tax returns, JD(U) has the maximum number of candidates 18 (53% of the 34 candidates analyzed) followed by Peace Party with 22 (48% of the 46 candidates analyzed), BJP with 15 (22% of the 67 candidates analyzed), RLD with 6 (19% of the 32 candidates analyzed), INC with 6 (18% of the 34 candidates analyzed) who have never filed ITR.
Top 3 candidates with maximum assets but who have never filed IT returns are Zakir Ali of BSP contesting from Loni has the highest total assets of Rs. 16.95 crores, followed by Syed Himayat Ali of SP from Anupshahar with assets of Rs. 9.87 crores and Mazahir Hasan of SP from Saharanpur Nagar with Rs. 6.52 crores respectively.
54 (15%) candidates have not declared their PAN details of which Peace Party has the maximum number of candidates (16) who have not declared their PAN details. JD(U) has 10 out of 34, SP has 7 out of 68, BJP has 6 out of 67, Bundelkhand Congress has 5 out of 8, BSP has 4 out of 68, INC has 3 out of 34 and RLD has 2 out 32 candidates analyzed who have not declared their PAN card details.
Top three candidates with maximum assets but not declared their PAN card details are Jagat Singh of BSP contesting from Siwalkhas constituency has the highest assets with worth Rs. 3.66 Crores followed by Surendra Kumar Munni of INC from Muradnagar with assets of Rs. 2.72 crores and Vikram Singh of BJP from Saharanpur with Rs. 2.47 crores respectively.

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UP-The story in the 5th phase

Phase five of the Uttar Pradesh elections have 76 criminal candidates at  31 percent. The National Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms states in its report and analysis that out of the 248 candidates 76 candidates or 31 % declared criminal cases against them. In 2007 assembly elections for the whole of Uttar Pradesh, 27% candidates had declared criminal cases against themselves.
Amongst major parties, every party has given tickets to candidates who have declared criminal cases. SP has 24 out of 48 (50 %), INC has 14 out of 48 (29 %), BJP has 13 out of 47 (28 %), BSP has 12 out of 49 (24 %), JD(U) has 6 out of 24 (25 %), Bundelkhand Congress has 4 out of 13 (31 %), Peace Party has 2 out of 12 (17 %) and Apna Dal has 1 out of 6 (17 %) candidates with declared criminal cases.
Out of these 76 candidates with declared criminal cases, 35 have declared serious criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion etc. SP has 12, INC has 8, BJP has 5, BSP has 5, Bundelkhand Congress has 3, Peace Party has 1 and JD (U) has 1 such candidate.
Among these 76 candidates of 5th Phase who have declared criminal cases against themselves, Ram Veer Singh of SP, contesting from Jasrana constituency) has declared maximum number of criminal cases. He has declared 18 criminal cases including 8 charges related to murder. He is followed by Rameshwar Singh (SP, Aliganj constituency) who has declared 27 criminal cases including 5 charges related to murder and Hari Om (SP, Sirsaganj constituency) has declared 16 criminal cases including 6 charges related to murder.
Among other major parties, the following candidates have declared the highest number of serious criminal cases against them: 1) Ram Veer Singh (of SP, contesting from Jasrana constituency) has declared maximum number of criminal cases; he has declared 18 criminal cases including 8 charges related to murder. 2) Manish Yadav Pataray of BSP (contesting from Jaswantnagar) has declared 15 cases against himself including 6 charges related to murder. 3) Keshav Babu (of INC contesting from Hamirpur) has declared 6 cases against himself including 2 charges related to kidnapping. 4) Ashok Kumar Singh (of Peace Party contesting from Hamirpur constituency) has declared 9 cases against himself including 4 charges related to murder.
A total of 118 candidates out of 248 analyzed i.e. 47% were crorepatis. In 2007, there were 22% crorepati candidates.
The candidates with maximum assets in 5th Phase is Balvir Singh IND from Govindnagar constituency with assets worth Rs. 47.80 Crores followed by Brijendra Kumar Vyas of INC from Jhansi Nagar with Rs. 24.09 Crores and Rajendra Kumar Yadav of INC from Babina constituency with assets worth Rs. 22.88 crores.
3 Candidates have declared assets of less than 1 lakh and Mahendra of Bundelkhand Congress from Babina has declared zero assets.
A total of 97 (39%) candidates out of 248 analyzed declared liabilities of Rs. 5 Lakhs or above.
Among major parties, the average asset per candidate for BSP is 1.54 Crore, for INC is 3.74 Crore, for SP is 2.28 Crore, for BJP is 2.17 Crore, for JD(U) is 1.19 crores, for Peace Party is 41.83 Lacs, for Bundelkhand Congress is 36.39 Lacs, for Apna Dal is 26.21 Lacs, and for RLD is 3.26 Lacs.
61% candidates (153 of 248 analyzed) were graduates and above.
Out of 840 candidates contesting for 5th phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2012, only 90 (11%) candidates are women; the number of women candidates for BSP is 4 out of 49, for BJP it is 9 out of 49, INC it is 4 out of 48 and SP it is 5 out of 49.

Asset Increase:
Number of re-contesting MLAs analyzed for 5th phase of UP 2012 Assembly Elections– 26
The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2007 is Rs 1,35,87,256 (1.35 crores).
The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2012 is, Rs 3,06,77,009 (3.07 crore).
Average asset growth for these re-contesting MLAs is Rs 1,70,89,752 (1.70 crore).
Average percentage growth in assets for these MLA is 126 %.
Jayveer Singh of BSP from Karhal has shown the highest asset increase of Rs. 5.99 Crores (from 2.19 crores in 2007 to 8.19 crores in 2012). He is followed by Satish Mahana of BJP from Maharajpur constituency with an asset increase of Rs. 3.78 Crores (from 3.48 crores in 2007 to 7.26 crores in 2012) and Ashok Yadav of JD(U) from Sirsaganj who showed an asset increase of 3.39 crores (from 3.12 crores in 2007 to 6.51 crores in 2012)
The highest percentage increase (6021%) has been for Mahendra Singh Rajpoot of BSP from Etawah constituency. His assets rose from 5.25 lakhs in 2007 to 3.21 crores in 2012. He is followed by Mamtesh of BSP from Amanpur constituency with an increase of 608% (15.87 lakhs in 2007 to 1.12 crores in 2012) and Alok Kumar of SP from Mainpuri constituency whose assets rose 560% (from 17.54 lakhs in 2007 to 1.16 crore in 2012).

ITR and PAN:
Saeed Mustfa Shervani (INC) has the highest annual income at Rs. 65.84 Lakhs followed by Jay Veer Singh (BSP) at Rs. 54.56 Lakhs, Nandram Sonker (INC) at Rs. 46.62 Lakhs and Deepnarayan Singh (SP) at Rs. 45.02 Lakhs as per their last filed Income Tax Returns.
A total of 65 candidates (26%) out of the 249 candidates analyzed by the Uttar Pradesh Election Watch have declared that they have never filed income tax returns.
Out of the 65 candidates analyzed who have never filed income tax returns, JD(U) has the maximum number of candidates 13 (54%) out of 24 candidates, followed by SP 13 (27%) out of 48 candidates, INC has 10 (21%) out of 48 candidates, BJP has 10 (21%) out of 47 candidates, Bundelkhand Congress has 7 (54%) out of 13 candidates, BSP has 5 (10%) out of 49 candidates, Peace Party has 3 (23%) out of 13 candidates, Apna Dal has 3 (50%) out of 6 candidates who have not filed IT Returns.
Top 3 candidates with maximum assets but who have never filed IT returns are Ranjeet Suman of SP contesting from Jalesar (SC) has the highest total assets of Rs. 2.41 crores, followed by Ram Ratan of BJP from Latitpur with assets of Rs. 1.49 crores and Amit Gaurav of SP from Marhara with Rs. 1.36 crores respectively.
36 (15%) candidates have not declared their PAN details of which JD (U) & SP have the maximum number of candidates (8) who have not declared their PAN details. INC has 6 out of 48, BJP has 5 out of 47, Bundelkhand Congress has 4 out of 13, Peace party has 2 out of 13, BSP, Apna Dal and RLD have 1 candidate each out of the candidates analyzed who have not declared their PAN card details.
Top three candidates with maximum assets but not declared their PAN card details are Anil Kumar Sharma of INC contesting from Arya Nagar constituency has the highest assets with worth Rs. 3.76 Crores followed by Kamlesh of SP from Sikandra with assets of Rs. 1.14 crores and Mamtesh of BSP from Amanpur with Rs. 1.12 crores respectively.

UP’s criminal- The list only gets longer

The story of Uttar Pradesh in the third phase of the assembly elections is no different. 121 candidates out of the 317 contesting the 3rd phase have criminal candidates pending against them.
The. Association for Democratic Reforms and the National Election in its report states that 38 per cent of the candidates have criminal records against them. This is a shameful figure as in the year 2007 there were 28 per cent criminals for the whole of Uttar Pradesh.
Among these 121 candidates of 3rd Phase who have declared criminal cases against themselves, Brikesh Singh (Pragatisheel Manav Samaj Party), contesting from Saiyadraja constituenc has declared maximum number of criminal cases. He has declared 39 criminal cases including 57 serious IPCs. He is followed by Atiq Ahmad of Apna Dal contesting from Allahabad West constituency with 44 criminal cases and 26 serious IPCs and Ajay Prakash Singh of Peace Party from Lambhua constituency with 21 cases and 18 serious IPCs.
Amongst major parties, every party has given tickets to candidates who have declared criminal cases. SP has 30 out of 56 (54 %), BSP has 21 out of 56 (38 %), BJP has 25 out of 55 (46 %), INC has 16 out of 52 (31 %), Peace Party has 4 out of 7 (57 %), JD(U) has 4 out of 34 (12 %), candidates with declared criminal cases.
Out of these 121 candidates with declared criminal cases, 61 (19 %) have declared serious criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion etc. BJP has 11 , BSP has 10 , SP has 18 , Peace Party has 3 , INC has 8 , JD(U) has 1, Quami Ekta Dal has 3 and Apna Dal has 5 such candidates.
A total of 122 candidates out of 317 analyzed for the 3rd Phase i.e. 39% are crorepatis. In 2007, there were 22% crorepati candidates.
The candidates with maximum assets in 3rd Phase are Nand Gopal of BSP from Allahabad South constituency with assets worth 95.26 Crores followed by Tanveer of INC from Bhadohi with 21.20 Crores and Atiq Ahmad of Apna Dal from Allahabad constituency with assets worth 20.79 crores.
6 Candidates have declared assets less than 1 lakh.
A total of 12 candidates out of 317 analyzed declared liabilities of 1 Crore and above.
Among major parties, the average asset per candidate for SP is 1.99 Crores, For BSP is 3.68 Crores, for BJP is 1.39 Crores, For INC is 2.18 Crores, For Peace Party is 1.71 Crores, For JD (U) is 22.98 Lakhs, Quami Ekta Dal is 68.81 Lakhs and Apna Dal is 1.33 Crores.
193 out of 317 candidates analyzed i.e. 61% are graduates or with higher educational qualifications.
Out of 1029 candidates contesting for 3rd Phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2012, only 78(8%) candidates are women; the number of women candidates for BSP is 4(7%) out of 56, for BJP it is 6(11%) out of 55, INC it is 3(6%) out of 52 and SP it is 5(9%) out of 56.

Report on asset increase details of MLAs re-contesting in the 3rd Phase.
Number of re-contesting MLAs analyzed for 3rd phase of UP 2012 Assembly Elections– 35
The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2007 is Rs 1,42,63,643 (1.42 crores).
The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2012 is, Rs 5,84,26,250 (5.84 crore).
Average asset growth for these re-contesting MLAs is Rs 4,41,62,607 (4.41 crore).
Average percentage growth in assets for these MLA is 310%.
Nand Gopal of BSP from Allahabad South has the highest increase in asset worth Rs.79.94 Crores, followed by Anoop Sanda of SP from Sultanpur with an asset increase of Rs. 8.78 Crores and Ameeta Singh of INC from Amethi constituency with an asset increase of Rs. 8.48 Crores.
The highest percentage increase (7922%) has been for Jitendra Kumar of BSP from Chakia (SC) constituency. His assets rose from 2.37 lakhs in 2007 to 1.90 crores in 2012. He is followed by Pooja Pal of BSP from Allahabad West constituency with a percentage increase of 3027% (3.55 lakhs in 2007 to 1.11 crore in 2012) and Chandra Prakash of BSP from Gauriganj constituency with an increase of 1846% (24.22 lakhs in 2007 to 4.71 crores in 2012).
Highlights (Report on the Income tax returns and

PAN details :
Vijay Kumar (SP) has the highest annual income at Rs. 93.38 Lakhs followed by Nand Gopal (BSP) at Rs. 78.36 Lakhs, Tanveer (INC) at Rs. 53.78 Lakhs and Keshari Nath Tripathi(BJP) at Rs. 49.32 Lakhs as per their last filed Income Tax Returns.
A total of 135 candidates (43%) out of the 317 candidates analyzed by the Uttar Pradesh Election Watch have declared that they have never filed income tax returns.
Out of the 135 candidates analyzed who have never filed income tax returns, BJP has the maximum number of candidates 25 (45%) out of 55 candidates, followed by JD (U) – 24 (71%) out of 34 candidates, INC has 22 (42%) out of 52 candidates, SP has 20 (36%) out of 56 candidates, Apna Dal has 19(58%) out of 33, Quami Ekta Dal has 14(78%) out of 18, BSP has 7 (13%) out of 56 candidates and Peace Party has 3(43%) out of 7 candidates who have not filed IT Returns.
Top 3 candidates with maximum assets but who have never filed IT returns are Siraj Ahmad Khan of Quami Ekta Dal contesting from Malhani has the highest total assets of Rs. 2.73 crores, followed by Abdul Hadi of Peace Party from Bhadohi with assets of Rs. 1.82 crores and Deepchand Jain of INC from Mirzapur with Rs. 1.75 crores respectively.
74(23%) candidates have not declared their PAN details of which JD (U) has the maximum number of candidates i.e. 20 out of 34, Apna Dal has 12 out 33 candidates, BJP have 12 out of 55, Quami Ekta Dal has 10 out of 18 candidates, SP have 9 out of 56 candidates, INC have 5 out of 52, BSP have 3 out of 56 and Peace party have 2 out of 7 candidates analyzed who have not declared their PAN card details.
Top three candidates with maximum assets but not declared their PAN card details are Abdul Hadi of Peace Party contesting from Bhadohi constituency has the highest assets with worth Rs. 1.82 Crores, followed by Raj Narayan Singh of INC from Obra with assets of Rs. 1.66 crores and Jwala Prasad of Apna Dal from Mungra Badshahpur with Rs. 1.34 crores respectively.

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Criminals at a record high in UP phase 2

Phase two of the Uttar Pradesh elections will see a whooping 118 candidates with a criminal background. The details released by the Association for Democratic Reforms reveals that out of the 337 candidates analyzed for the 2nd phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections,118 candidates or 35 % declared criminal cases against them.
In 2007 assembly elections for the whole of Uttar Pradesh, 28% candidates had declared criminal cases against themselves.
Among these 118 candidates of 2nd Phase who have declared criminal cases against themselves are: Mokhtar Ansari (Quami Ekta Dal, contesting from Mau and Ghosi constituency) has declared maximum number of criminal cases. He has declared 15 criminal cases including 9 serious IPCs. He is followed by Upendra (SP, Phephana constituency) and Javed Iqbal (BSP, Kushi Nagar constituency), who have declared 11 and 5 criminal cases respectively.
Amongst major parties, every party has given tickets to candidates who have declared criminal cases. SP has 30 out of 59 (51 %), BSP has 23 out of 59 (39 %), BJP has 20 out of 55 (36 %), INC has 19 out of 59 (32 %), Peace Party has 8 out of 35 (23 %), JD(U) had 12 out of 50 (24 %), candidates with declared criminal cases.
Out of these 118 candidates with declared criminal cases, 55 (16 %) have declared serious criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion etc.
BJP has 9 , BSP has 10 , SP has 12 , Peace Party has 3 , INC has 10 , JD(U) has 7, Quami Ekta Dal has 2 and Apna Dal has 1 such candidates.

The money bags:
A total of 138 candidates out of 337 analyzed for the 2nd Phase i.e. 41% are crorepatis. In 2007, there were 22% crorepati candidates.
The candidates with maximum assets in 2nd Phase is Shah Alam of BSP from Mubarakpur constituency with assets worth 54.44 Crores followed by Subhash of SP from Saidpur with 35.32 Crores and Narendra Mani Tripathi of INC from Gorakhpur Urban constituency with assets worth 27.88 crores.
6 Candidates have declared assets less than 1 lakh.
A total of 10 candidates out of 337 analyzed declared liabilities of 70 Lakhs and above.
Among major parties, the average asset per candidate for SP is 2.13 Crores, For BSP is 3.38 Crores, for BJP is 1.24 Crores, For INC is 1.68 Crores, For Peace Party is 2.03 Crores, For JD (U) is 61.02 Lakhs, Quami Ekta Dal is 1.36 Crores and Apna Dal is 13.68 Lakhs.
212 out of 337 candidates analyzed i.e. 63% are graduates or with higher educational qualifications.
Out of 1098 candidates contesting for 2nd phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2012, only 76(7%) candidates are women; the number of women candidates for BSP is 2(3%) out of 59, for BJP it is 6(11%) out of 55, INC it is 8(14%) out of 59 and SP it is 5(8%) out of 59.

Average asset growth:
Number of re-contesting MLAs analyzed for 2nd phase of UP 2012 Assembly Elections– 34
The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2007 is Rs86,17,386 (86 lakhs).
The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2012 is, Rs 2,47,58,021 (2.47 crore).
Average asset growth for these re-contesting MLAs is Rs 1, 61, 40,634 (1.61 crore).
Average percentage growth in assets for these MLA is 187%.
Sarvesh Kumar Singh of BSP from Azamgarh has the highest increase in asset worth Rs.8.81 Crores, followed by Pramod of BSP from Deoria with an asset increase of Rs. 4.51 Crores and Rajkumar of BSP from Ghazipur constituency with an asset increase of Rs. 4.38 Crores.
The highest percentage increase (1934%) has been for Umesh Pandey of BSP from Madhuban constituency. His assets rose from 5.58 lakhs in 2007 to 1.13 crores in 2012. He is followed by Madho Prasad of INC from Chauri-chaura constituency with a percentage increase of 1025% (6.90 lakhs in 2007 to 77.62 lakhs in 2012) and Sarvesh Kumar Singh of BSP from Azamgarh constituency with an increase of 887% (99.42 lakhs in 2007 to 9.81 crores in 2012).

ITR and PAN:
Uma Shanker (BSP) has the highest annual income at Rs. 5.54 Crores followed by Shah Alam (BSP) at Rs. 1.03 Crores, Jetendra (BSP) at Rs. 1.02 Crores and Suresh (BSP) at Rs. 75.46 Lakhs as per their last filed Income Tax Returns.
A total of 166 candidates (49%) out of the 337 candidates analyzed by the Uttar Pradesh Election Watch have declared that they have never filed income tax returns.
Out of the 166 candidates analyzed who have never filed income tax returns, BSP has 19 (32%) out of 59 candidates, BJP has 23 (42%) out of 55 candidates, SP has 34 (58%) out of 59 candidates and INC has 25 (42%) out of 59 candidates, Peace Party has 18(51%) out of 35 candidates and JD (U) has 35(70%) out of 50 candidates who have not filed IT Returns.
Top 3 candidates with maximum assets but who have never filed IT returns are Narendra Mani Tripathi of INC contesting from Gorakhpur Urban with total assets of Rs. 27.88 crores, followed by Mashhoor Alam of BSP from Khalilabad with assets of Rs. 5.07 crores and Shabeer of Peace Party from Rasara with Rs. 4.20 crores respectively.
78(23%) candidates have not declared their PAN details of which 20 are from JD (U) 14 are from INC, 14 from SP, 9 from BJP, 8 from Peace Party, 5 from BSP, 5 from Quami Ekta Dal and 3 are from Apna Dal.

41 red alert constituencies in Uttar Pradesh

Speaking of red alert constituencies, Uttar Pradesh has 41 in the first and second phases. As per the records available which have been analysed by the Association for Democratic reforms, 36% of the constituencies in the phase 1 and 2 of UP elections, i.e. 41 out of the 114 constituencies going to polls are red alert constituencies. A red alert constituency is one which has three or more candidates with a criminal record against them.
Out of these 41 red alert constituencies, 28 constituencies have 3 candidates with declared criminal cases.
All candidates analysed from Mehdawal constituency in Sant Kabir Nagar district have declared criminal cases in their affidavits. They include candidates from Peace Party, JD (U), Sp, INC, BJP and BSP.
Kushi Nagar District has highest number of candidates i.e. 21(50%) out of 42 analyzed till now, who have declared criminal cases in their affidavits submitted to the Election Commission amongst the districts going for polls in the 1st and 2nd phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2012.
The Medhawal constituency has six candidates contesting with a criminal record while Katra Bazar and Padrauna have five candidates each. From the Medhwal constituency the candidates are Anil Kumar of Peace Party with 2 serious criminal charges and 13 number of cases pending. Chandra Shekhar Pandey of JD(U) with 4 cases pending, Laxmikant of SP with 1 case pending, Madhav Narayan of INC, Mohammad Tayab of BSP and Rakesh Kumar Singh Bagel of BJP with 1 case each pending against them are also contesting from the Medhawal constituency.
At Padrauna, Rajendra of the Peace Party has 2 pending cases, ram Dhari if BJP-3, Rajesh Kumar of INC-1, Swamy Prasad Maury of BSP-1 while Shyam Baboo of JD(U)- 2.
At Katra Bazar Baji Nath of SP-1, Bavan Singh of BJP-2, Deep Narayan of INC- 1, Kapil Dev of Peace Party-1. And Masood Alam of BSP-1.

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UP polls- Cong,BJP top list of criminal candidates

The first list put out for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections has a total of 77 candidates with a criminal background. Topping this list are both the Congress and the BJP who have 13 candidates each with serious criminal charges against them.

The National Election Watch in its report for Uttar Pradesh states that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) first list for Uttar Pradesh 2012 Assembly Election contains 26, 26, 24 and 1 candidates respectively with criminal records.

220 candidates declared by BJP for Uttar Pradesh 2012 election.

215 candidates declared by INC for Uttar Pradesh 2012 election.

165 candidates declared by SP for Uttar Pradesh 2012 election.

17 candidates declared by RLD for Uttar Pradesh 2012 election.

Till now 617 candidates have been declared by BJP, INC, SP and RLD for Uttar Pradesh elections 2012. NEW has found affidavits of 248 candidates that the candidates had submitted during earlier elections (2007 assembly elections or Lok Sabha 2009) with Election Commission.

38 candidates have serious criminal cases, like murder, attempt to murder, robbery, theft and kidnapping. against them as declared by them in their earlier affidavits. This list of candidates with serious charges includes 13 candidates from BJP, 13 from INC and 12 candidates from SP.

Till now, list of 220 candidates have been declared by BJP for Uttar Pradesh upcoming Assembly Election. Out of these, NEW was able to find records of 91 candidates and 26 of them were found to have criminal records. The list of all these candidates is attached at the end.

For Uttar Pradesh 2012 Assembly Elections, out of the 215 candidates declared by INC, NEW was able to find 75 affidavits filed earlier out of which, 26 candidates have criminal charges and 13 candidates have serious criminal charges pending against them. This list is also attached with the report.

For SP, out of the list of 165 declared candidates, NEW was able to find affidavits of 77 candidates filed by them in earlier elections and found that 24 of them have criminal background. Analysis based on the criminal background of candidates has been mentioned further in this report.

For RLD, out of 17 candidates declared for Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2012, NEW was able to analyze affidavits of only 5 candidates; out of which, only 1 candidate had criminal background.

 

BJP- 220 candidates have been announced out of which 26 have a criminal background while 13 have serious charges against them.

 Indian National Congress-They have declared 215 candidates and have fielded 13 with serious charges while 26 have a criminal background.

SP- Out of the 165 fielded candidates 24 have a criminal background while 12 have serious charges against them.

RLD- Out of the 17 candidates 1 has a criminal background.

BSP- Yet to announce list.