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13.12.2016
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Mumbai

As many as 25 per cent of the candidates contesting the direct election for the post of Municipal Council President in 14 civic bodies in Pune and Latur districts are crorepatis.

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Maharashtra Election Watch, a non-political group aiming at electoral and governmental reforms, analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 93 candidates contesting for the post of President in second phase of elections in the two districts scheduled to be held tomorrow.

Out of the 93 candidates analyzed, 23 (25 per cent) are crorepatis, a statement issued by ADR said in Mumbai today.

Direct election for the post of President are taking place at all 14 Municipal Councils -- 10 councils in Pune and 4 councils in Latur.

The average assets per candidate analysed for this election, is little over Rs 1.42 crore.

The candidate with highest declared total assets is Sharif Syedsikandar Syed who is contesting from Ausa Municipal Council (Latur), with assets worth over Rs 20 crore.

There are only 2 candidates who declared zero assets in the two districts.

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