UP elections 2017: 117 candidates with criminal background in phase 5

There are 117 candidates with criminal cases pending against them in the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017
A report by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that 19 per cent of the 612 candidates analysed have pending criminal cases against them. Out of the 117, there are 96 candidates who have declared serious criminal cases against them, the report also states.

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Author: Vicky Nanjappa

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