Himachal polls: 61 candidates have criminal cases, 158 are crorepatis

A Congress candidate has declared the highest self income. His annual income is Rs 3.42 crores and he has declared his salary from the state government as his source income

GN Bureau | November 1, 2017


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61 out of 338 candidates who are contesting polls in Himachal Pradesh have declared criminal cases against them, 158 are crorepatis. The Himachal Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all the candidates who will contest the upcoming polls in the state. Read full report here.

Here's what they have found on various parametres:

  • Candidates with Criminal Cases: Out of the 338 candidates analysed, 61(18%) candidates have declared criminal cases against them.
  •  Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 31 (9%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases against them.


  • Red Alert Constituencies: 2 constituencies namely Dalhousie and Mandi in the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections have 3 or more candidates with declared criminal cases.
  • *Red Alert Constituencies are those which have 3 or more candidates with criminal cases contesting election
  • Out of the 338 candidates analysed, 158 (47%) are crorepatis.
  • 59 (87%) out of 68 candidates from INC, 47 (69%) out of 68 candidates from BJP, 6(14%) out of 42 candidates from BSP, 3 (21%) out of 14 candidates from CPI (M), 1(33%)out of 3 candidates from CPI, and 36 (32%) out of 112 Independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.
     

Average assets: The average of assets per candidate contesting in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 is Rs 4.07 Crores.

  • Party wise average assets: Among the major parties, the average assets per candidate for 68 INC candidates is Rs 8.56 crores, 68 BJP candidates have average assets of Rs 5.31 crores, 42 BSP candidates have average assets worth Rs 46.78 lakhs, 14 CPI (M) candidates have average assets worth Rs 2.31 crores, 3 CPI candidates have average assets worth Rs 74.64 lakhs, and 112 Independent candidates have average assets of Rs. 3.20 Crores.


  • Undeclared PAN:  A total of 20(6%) out of the 338 candidates analysed have not declared their PAN details.

 

  • Candidates with high income as declared in the ITR*: 5 candidates have declared self annual income of more than Rs 1 Crore.  G. S. Bali, an INC candidate contesting from Nagrota constituency has declared the highest self income (annual). His annual income is Rs.3.42 crores and he has declared his  salary from Himachal Pradesh government as his source of income. 

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