Three ‘red alert’ constituencies in Assam phase 1 polls

Three or more candidates there have declared criminal background, ADR analysis finds

GN Bureau | March 31, 2016


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As Assam goes to polls on April 4 (phase 1), all eyes should be on three constituencies where three or more candidates have declared criminal background in their self-sworn affidavits, an analysis by Assam Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) shows.

These ‘red alert’ constituencies are Karimganj North, Sonai and Hailakandi.

Among other findings of the analysis, released on Thursday, based on the self-sworn affidavits of all 539 candidates:

Criminal Background

* Candidates with criminal cases: 30 (6%)

* Candidates with serious criminal cases (murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women etc): 25 (5%)

* Candidates with cases related to murder: 2 (Kushal Dowari of the BJP from Thowra and Janardan Hazarika, an Independent, from Amguri)

For detailed analysis, click here.

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