The fifth phase voting will be held for 51 seats in 11 districts today. The districts include Amethi, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar (considered in central UP), and Bahraich and Shravasti in Terai region. This phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017 will witness the participation of over 1.84 crore voters which include 96 lakh women.
Out of 608 candidates contesting in phase 5, 117 candidates have declared criminal cases against them. The Uttar Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 612 from 75 political parties, including 6 national parties, 4 state parties, 65 unrecognized parties and 220 independent candidates.
BSP tops the list with 23 candidates, followed by BJP who have 21 candidates with criminal cases against them.
Here is a breakdown of candidates with criminal cases for the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh election 2017:
|Party||Total number of Candidates Analysed||Candidates with Declared criminal Cases|
|All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen||11||4|
|Source : ADR|