Only eight percent are crorepati, ADR analysis shows
GN Bureau | March 31, 2016
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,
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