27% candidates in second phase of LS election are 'crorepatis': ADR report

Kashmir Times. Dated: 4/15/2019 3:17:03 PM

NEW DELHI, Apr 14 (Agencies): According to National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), there are 423 (27%) candidates in the second phase of Lok Sabha election with assets worth Rs 1 crore and above. There are 1644 candidates in fray in the second phase. There are 54 candidates who have not been analyzed due to unavailability of their properly scanned and complete affidavits when the report was made by National Election Watch and ADR at the time of making this report.
Among the major parties 46 (87%) out of 53 candidates are from Indian National Congress, 45 (88%) out of 51 are from BJP, 23 (96%) out of 24 candidates are from DMK, 22 (100%) candidates are from AIADMK and 21 (26%) out of 80 candidates from BSP have assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore or more.
The average asset per candidate contesting in phase two is Rs 3.90 crores.
Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 80 BSP candidates is Rs. 1.94 crores, while for 53 Congress candidates it is Rs 31.83 crores. The 51 BJP candidates have average assets of Rs 21.59 crores and 24 DMK candidates have average assets worth Rs 25.91 crores. The 22 candidates of AIADMK have average assets of Rs 14.27 crores.

 

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