Bengal polls phase 1: Every fifth candidate has criminal record

Only eight percent are crorepati, ADR analysis shows

GN Bureau | March 31, 2016


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Some 20 percent of the candidates in the fray for the phases 1(a) and 1(b) of West Bengal assembly elections have declared their criminal record, an analysis by West Bengal Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have found.

Here are the highlights of the analysis, released on Wednesday:

* Total candidates analysed: 296.

* Candidates with declared criminal cases so far: 58 (20%)

* Candidates with declared serious criminal cases so far: 49 (17%)

* Crorepati candidates: 23 (8%)


For detailed analyses,

Analysis-Phase 1a West Bengal 2016 Assembly Elections.pdf

Analysis-Phase 1b West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016.pdf

 

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