Kolkata, May 14 (UNI) The Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) has stated that there are 278 candidates- about 31 per cent- contesting the Lok Sabha Phase 7 election on May 19,who have assets worth Rs one crore and more.

The National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 909 out of 918 candidates, who are contesting in the Lok Sabha Phase 7.

There are 9 candidates who have not been analyzed due to unavailability of their properly scanned and complete affidavits, at the time of making this report.

There are 278 (31 per cent) candidates who have assets worth Rs 1 crore and more.

Among the major parties 40 (89 per cent) out of 45 candidates from INC, 36 (84 per cent) out of 43 candidates from BJP, 11 (28 per cent) out of 39 candidates from BSP, 9 (64 per cent) out of 14 candidates from AAP and 59 (19 per cent) out of 313 independent candidates who have declared assets worth more than Rs 1 crore.

The average asset per candidate contesting in the Lok Sabha Phase 7 election is Rs. 4.61 crores.

Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 45 INC candidates is Rs. 17.15 crores, 43 BJP candidates is Rs 9.82 crores, 39 BSPcandidates have average assets of Rs 5.24 crores, and 14 AAP candidates have average assets of Rs 5.20 crores

There are 81 (9 per cent) candidates who have not given PAN details.

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