Haryana: 12 of 12 candidates with criminal background won polls against those with clean background

haryana-assembly1New Delhi, Jan 10: 21 per cent of the MLAs won with a 50 per cent vote share in the recently concluded Haryana Assembly elections.

A report by the Association for Democratic Reforms said that 19(21%) MLAs won with 50% and above of the total votes polled in their constituency. 71(79%) MLAs won with less than 50% of the total votes polled in their constituency. 3(25%) out of 12 MLAs analysed with declared criminal cases have won with a vote share of 50% and above.

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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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From 45 criminal candidates in 2006 to 100 in 2011, West Bengal does need 6 phase polling

Kishan VisionKolkata, March 7: Mamta Banerjee was clearly not happy that the Election Commission in India decided to conduct polls in West Bengal in six phases. For the Election Commission it was about security concerns.
Going by the numerous incidents that have taken place with a blast a day which began with the incident at Burdwan, the ECI felt that the polls need to be phased out so that utmost security can be provided.

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Bihar assembly elections: 142 candidates declare criminal charges in 2nd phase

Patna, Oct 9: Out of the 456 candidates contesting the second phase of the Bihar assembly elections, 142 (31%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves. 110 (24%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, communal disharmony, kidnapping, crimes against women etc says a report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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Delhi poll: 91 with criminal background, 186 crorepatis lost

bjpdel24 MLAs with pending criminal cases and 44 crorepatis will be part of the new Delhi government. An analysis of the criminal-financial background conducted by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) gives a picture of the what the new Delhi assembly will look like.

More importantly 91 candidates with a criminal background out of the 673 candidates who contested the elections lost. 186 candidates who had declared their total assets worth more than Rs 1 crore lost the 2015 Delhi elections.

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2015 Delhi polls: 114 candidates with criminal background, 230 crorepatis in the fray

The Delhi elections will see a total of 114 candidates with criminal cases pending against them fighting the polls this year.

2015/01/img_0243.jpgcording to a detailed research done by the Delhi Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) in the previous elections to Delhi 130 candidates had declared pending criminal cases against them.

230 out of 673 candidates are crorepatis. During the previous Delhi Assembly elections in 2013, 265 crorepatis and in the 2008 Delhi Assembly elections there were 180 crorepatis.

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Shatrughan Sinha- Rs 15 cr to 116 cr

IN22-SHATRUGHAN_SINHA_9094fShatrughan Sinha of BJP from Patna Sahib Constituency, Bihar has declared maximum increase in assets with an increase of Rs 116.73 crores i.e from Rs 15 crores in 2009 to Rs. 131.74 crores in 2014. 
The average assets of the MPs elected in 2009 was Rs 5.38 crore and in 2014 the same re-elected MPs have an assets an average of Rs 12.78 crore.

National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analyzed the affidavits of 165 MPs who were elected again in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.

The average assets of these 165 re-elected MPs fielded by various parties in 2009 was Rs 5.38crores. The average asset of these 165 re-elected MPs in 2014 is Rs 12.78 crores.

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177 criminal candidates in 8th phase

The 8th phase of the Lok Sabha elections will see a total of 890 candidates of which 177 or 20 per cent of them have pending criminal cases against them.

An analysis done by the Association for ‎Democratic Reforms states that among the 177 there are 25 who have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, communal disharmony, electoral violations, crimes against women.

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30 pc candidates with crime record

Political parties have fielded 30 per cent criminal candidates as per their second list and third list. Association for Democratic Reforms analysed the second list of the Congress and third of the BJP.
Out of 92 candidates analysed, 28 candidates (30%) had declared criminal cases against themselves in their previous election affidavit. BJP has 17 out of 53 candidates (32%) with criminal cases and INC has 11 out of 39 (28%) candidates with criminal cases.

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Bansal, Sriramulu- Winning vs morals

bsri1The granting of tickets to Pawan Kumar Bansal, B Sriramulu among others has only gone on to show that winning an election scores over morality and clean governance. The names of around 188 candidates to contest the elections have been declared so far and statistics would show that 56 of them or 30 per cent have criminal cases against them. The BJP has 23 out 62 candidates with a criminal background while the Congress has 33 out of the 126 candidates declared so far.
Justice Santhosh Hegde, the former Lokayukta of Karnataka who had prepared a detailed report on the illegal mining scam says that values that the political parties speak of is only for public consumption. When it comes to elections every party is ready to compromise to get a majority, Justice Hegde tells rediff.com.

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