25 candidates have criminal cases against them
GN Bureau | February 27, 2018
As many as 151 (41%) candidates in Meghalaya have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass, while 208(56%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above, showed an analysis.
Voting took place in Meghalaya on Tuesday.
Meghalaya Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all (370) candidates for the Meghalaya 2018 Assembly Elections and found that 25(7%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
Twenty one (6%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.
While Nikman Ch. Marak, a GNC candidate contesting from Baghmara constituency has declared case related to murder against himself, three candidates have declared cases related to attempt to murder against them.
Three candidates have declared cases related to crime against women such as rape; word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman and cohabitation caused by man deceitfully including a belief of lawful marriage.
ADR said that the average of assets per candidate contesting in the Meghalaya Assembly Elections 2018 is Rs 3.54 crore.
Ngaitlang Dhar of NPP is the richest candidate, with assets worth Rs 295 crore. Metbah Lyngdoh of United Democratic Party has assets worth Rs 87 crore, while Lamboklang Mylliem of Peoples Democratic Front owns assets worth Rs 49 crore.
As many as 244(66%) candidates have declared their age to be between 25 and 50 years while 126(34%) candidates have declared their age to be between 51 and 80 years.
Thirty three (9%) women candidates are contesting in the Meghalaya assembly election, 2018.
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