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Kolkata, Apr 20 (UNI) The Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) has stated that there are 392 candidates - about 25 per cent- contesting the Lok Sabha Phase three election on April 23, 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 1594 out of 1612 candidates, who are contesting in the Lok Sabha Phase 3.

There are 18 candidates who have not been analysed due to unavailability of their properly scanned and complete affidavits, at the time of making this report.

Among the major parties 81(84 per cent) out of 97 candidates from BJP, 74(82 per cent) out of 90 candidates from INC, 9 (90 per cent) out of 10 candidates from SP, 10 (53 per cent) candidates from CPI (M), 12 (13 per cent) candidates from BSP, 9 (41 per cent) candidates from SHS and 7 (70 per cent) out of 10 candidates from NCP have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.

The average asset per candidate contesting in the Lok Sabha Phase III election is Rs. 2.95 crores.

Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 97 BJP candidates is Rs. 13.01 crores, 90 INC candidates is Rs 10.96 crores, 92 BSP candidates have average assets of Rs 1.22 crore, 22 SHS candidates have average assets worth Rs 2.69 crores, 19 CPI (M) candidates have average assets worth Rs 1.76 crore, 10 NCP candidates have average assets worth Rs 48.49 crores, 10 SP candidates have average assets worth Rs 28.52 crores,and 9 AITC candidates have average assets of Rs 4.93 crores

There are 11 candidates who have declared zero assets. 183 (12 per cent) candidates have not given PAN details.

There are 32 candidates who have declared their annual total income to be more than Rs. 1 crore.

The average asset per candidate contesting in the Lok Sabha Phase III election is Rs. 2.95 crores.

Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 97 BJP candidates is Rs. 13.01 crores, 90 INC candidates is Rs 10.96 crores, 92 BSP candidates have average assets of Rs 1.22 crore, 22 SHS candidates have average assets worth Rs 2.69 crores, 19 CPI (M) candidates have average assets worth Rs 1.76 crore, 10 NCP candidates have average assets worth Rs 48.49 crores, 10 SP candidates have average assets worth Rs 28.52 crores,and 9 AITC candidates have average assets of Rs 4.93 crores

There are 11 candidates who have declared zero assets.

There are 183 (12 per cent) candidates who have not given PAN details.

There are 32 candidates who have declared their annual total income to be more than Rs. 1 crore.

There are 788 (49 per centr) candidates have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th and 12th, while 681 (43 per cent) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above. 57 candidates have declared to be just literate and 23 candidates are illiterate.

There are 562 (35 per cent ) candidates have declared their age to be between 25 to 40 years while 760 (48 per cent) candidates have declared their age to be between 41 to 60 years. There are 265 (17 per cent) candidates who have declared their age to be between 61 to 80 years. 3 candidates have declared their age to be above 80 years. 4 candidates have not given their age.

There are 142 (9 per cent) female candidates who are contesting in the Lok Sabha Phase III elections.

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