A report on the third phase of elections in released by the (ADR) on Monday claimed that 24 of the 120 candidates in the fray on Tuesday have criminal cases against their names.

While the maximum number of criminal cases are registered against candidate from Rampur, Mohammad Azam Khan, 19 candidates have been booked in serious criminal cases.

The lone candidate in the third phase, Ruchi Veera from Aonla, is also a crorepati.

The ADR report said that 35 out of the 120 candidates have completed matriculation while 3 are illiterates.

After polling was held in 16 of the 80 constituencies in in the first two phases on April 11 and April 18, 10 more seats will go to the polls in the third phase on Tuesday.

The 10 seats are: Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal, Ferozabad, Mainpuri, Etah, Badaun, Aonla, Bareilly and Pilibhit.

In 2014, the BJP had won seven seats while the SP had won the remaining three -- Ferozabad, Badaun and Mainpuri.

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