Over half of Nagaland candidates are crorepatis

The average of assets per candidate is Rs 3.76 crore

GN Bureau | February 27, 2018


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(Illustration: Ashish Asthana)
(Illustration: Ashish Asthana)

Out of the 193 candidates who are in the fray in the Nagaland assembly election, 114 (59%) are crorepatis, showed an analysis.
Nagaland went to polls on Tuesday.

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Nagaland Election Watch analysed the affidavits of 193 out of 196 candidates contesting in the Nagaland assembly elections and found that the average of assets per candidate is Rs 3.76 crore.

Ramongo Lotha of the JD(U) is the richest candidate, with assets worth Rs 38 crore. KLChishi of the BJP owns assets worth Rs 38 crore, while Neiphiu Rio of the NDPP owns Rs 36 crore.

ADR said that out of the 193 candidates analysed, 3(2%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves. Three (2%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

As many as 52 (27%) candidates have declared their educational qualification to be between 8th pass and 12th pass, while 137(71%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above.  There are three candidates who are illiterate.

Seventy five (39%) candidates have declared their age to be between 25 and 50 years while 117(61%) candidates have declared their age to be between 51and 80 years. One candidate has declared his age above 80 years.

Five (3%) women candidates are contesting in the Nagaland assembly election

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