Lok Sabha and Assembly Bye Elections October 2021: Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other Details of Candidates

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Press Release
27th October, 2021

Dear Friends, 

The National Election Watch and Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 261 out of 265 Candidates from 3 Lok Sabha Constituencies of 3 states and 30 State Assembly Constituencies of 14 states Bye-elections to be held on 30th October 2021.  
4 Candidates were not analysed due to unclear affidavits available on the ECI website at the time of making this report.

The full reports in English and Hindi can be accessed on our website here: https://adrindia.org/content/lok-sabha-and-state-assembly-bye-elections-30th-october-2021-analysis-criminal-background

Lok Sabha bye-elections


 Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other details of Candidates

  • Affidavits of all 26 candidates who are contesting in Lok Sabha Bye-elections 2021 have been analyzed.
  • There are 4(15%) candidates who have declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of these, 1(4%) has declared serious criminal cases against himself.
  •  7(27%) candidates are crorepatis.
  •  The average assets per candidate contesting in the Lok Sabha bye-election is Rs. 4.97 crores.
  • There are 11 candidates who have declared liabilities.
  • Out of 26 candidates, 4 are women.

State Assembly bye-elections


 Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other details of Candidates

  • Affidavits of 235 out of 239 candidates who are contesting in Assembly Bye-elections 2021 have been analyzed.
  • There are 44(19%) candidates who have declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of these, 36(15%) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.
  • 77(33%) candidates are crorepatis.
  • The average assets per candidate contesting in the Assembly bye-election is Rs. 2.99 crores.
  • There are 93 candidates who have declared liabilities.
  • Out of 235 candidates, 18 are women.


Contact Details

 

 

National Election Watch/Association for Democratic Reforms

 

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Maj.Gen. Anil Verma (Retd)

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National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

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Prof Jagdeep Chhokar

IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)

Founder Member,

National Election Watch, Association for Democratic

Reforms

+91 99996 20944

jchh...@gmail.com

Prof Trilochan Sastry

IIM Bangalore

Founder Member,

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

+91 94483 53285

tsa...@gmail.com


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