Lucknow, Feb 17: The third phase of the Uttar Pradesh elections would witness 813 candidates battling it out. There are 110 candidates with criminal backgrounds and 250 crorepatis in the fray. Out of the 110, there are 82 candidates who have declared serious criminal charges against them, says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.
Seven candidates have declared cases related to murder while 11 have charges relating to attempt to murder. Six candidates have declared cases like assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty. Five candidates have declared cases related to kidnapping for ransom, etc.