The Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), on 3 October, released a background analysis of the 583 candidates who will be contesting in the first phase of Bihar elections.
According to the report, out of the total 583 candidates, 174 or 30 per cent of them have declared criminal charges against them. Also, among these 174 candidates, 130 have serious criminal charges like murder or attempt to murder, spreading communal hatred, kidnapping, crime against women, etc., against them which accounts to 22 per cent of the total.
On the other hand, 25 per cent of the candidates, i.e. 146 are crorepatis and the average assets per candidate is Rs 1.44 crore.
Which party has the most number of candidates with criminal charges?
- Bhartiya Janta Party- 14 out of 27 (53 per cent), 10 with serious charges
- Janta Dal (United)- 11 out of 24 (46 per cent), 9 with serious charges
- Rashtriya Janta Dal- 8 out of 17 (47 per cent), 6 with serious charges
- Congress- 6 out of 8 (75 per cent), 4 with serious charges
- Lok Janshakti Party- 8 out of 13 (62 per cent), 6 with serious charges
- Samajwadi Party- 9 out of 18 (50 per cent), 7 with serious charges
- Bahujan Samaj Party- 8 out of 41 (20 per cent), 6 with serious charges
- Communist Party of India- 14 out of 25 (56 per cent), 7 with serious charges
Which party has the highest number of crorepatis?
- Bhartiya Janta Party- 18 out of 27 (67 per cent), average assets Rs 2.15 crore per candidate
- Janta Dal (United)- 19 out of 24 (79 per cent), average assets Rs 4.63 crore per candidate
- Rashtriya Janta Dal- 11 out of 17 (65 per cent), average assets Rs 4.08 crore per candidate
- Congress- 6 out of 8 (75 per cent), average assets Rs 8 crore per candidate
- Lok Janshakti Party- 8 out of 13 (62 per cent), average assets Rs 2.7 crore per candidate
- Samajwadi Party- 6 out of 18 (33 per cent), average assets Rs 78.27 lakhs per candidate
- Bahujan Samaj Party- 3 out of 41 (7 per cent), average assets Rs 1.63 crore per candidate