423 crorepatis, 10 with rape charges will contest 2nd phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019

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New Delhi, Apr 14: There are 251 candidates with pending criminal cases who will be fighting the 2nd phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

A report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that 251(16%) out of 1590 candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

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Several political parties yet to publish criminal antecedents of its candidates

New Delhi, Apr 10: There are 35 candidates from the Congress who have declared pending criminal cases against them. Out of the 83 candidates analysed, 35 with pending criminal cases are fighting in the first phase of the polls.

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Valued at Rs 6,68,57,50,975, Chandrababu Naidu is Andhra’s third richest candidate

naiduNew Delhi, Apr 10: The richest candidate contesting the Andhra Pradesh assembly elections is Krishnaiah Bollineni and he is worth Rs 689 crore.

Contesting on a TDP ticket from Atmakur, Bollineni has declared movable assets to the tune of Rs 6,56,25,68,895 and immovable property worth Rs 33,42,04,443. His total assets are worth Rs 6,89,67,73,338 says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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AP assembly elections 2019: 632 crorepatis in the fray

elections-candidates-moneyNew Delhi, Apr 10: There are 331 candidates fighting the Andhra Pradesh assembly elections 2019, who have declared pending criminal cases against them.

A report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that out of the 2,007 candidates analysed, 331(17%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

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Urban Bengal yearns for jobs, water

New Delhi, Apr 04: The West Bengal Survey 2018 shows that Better Employment Opportunities (39.28%), Agriculture Loan Availability (35.86%) and Higher Price Realization for Farm Products (35.21%) are the top three voters’ priorities in overall West Bengal.

The performance of the government on all top three voters’ priorities of Better Employment Opportunities (2.16 on a scale of 5), Agriculture Loan Availability (2.26) and Higher Price Realization for Farm Products (2.22) was rated as Below Average, says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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146 of the 1,266 candidates contesting LS polls have pending criminal cases

New Delhi, Apr 06: 216 candidates out of the 1,266 who have filed their nominations have pending criminal cases against them.

The National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 1266 out of 1279 candidates, who are contesting in the Lok Sabha Phase I. There are 13 candidates who have not been analysed due to unavailability of their properly scanned and complete affidavits, at the time of making this report.

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How electoral bonds fund India’s political parties

politicaparties-donateNew Delhi, Apr 03: Who funds India’s political parties. It is an important question to ask amidst the electoral heat ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The Indian law allows donors of amounts below Rs 20,000 to remain anonymous. In the 2017 Union Budget, the government announced an electoral bond scheme that allowed large scale anonymous donations. As a result, more than half of all the income of national parties in India is derived from unknown sources, says a detailed report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

Chhattisgarh voter feels govt failed on providing better law and order

New Delhi, Apr 01: The voters of Chhattisgarh have said that the government had failed on providing better law and order. However the top priority of the voter remained employment opportunities says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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16 percent of MPs are actors, filmakers, singers

New Delhi, Mar 30: The average annual self-income of 479 sitting MPs is Rs.30.29 Lakhs.

A report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that the MPs from Andhra Pradesh have the highest average annual self-income of Rs. 105.9 Lakhs, followed by Odisha’s 15 MPs analysed with average annual self-income of Rs. 68.8 Lakhs.

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Average assets of sitting MPs is Rs 14.72 crore: Report

New Delhi, Mar 29: There are a whopping 430 MPs who are crorepatis. 227 (85%) out of 267 sitting MPs analysed are in the BJP.

37 (82%) out of 45 Sitting MPs in INC, 29 (78%) out of 37 Sitting MPs in AIADMK and 22 (65%) out of 34 Sitting MPs in AITC have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore, says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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