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About 34% (502) of 1463 candidates contesting the second phase of Bihar Assembly elections have declared criminal cases against themselves, stated a report published by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

About 27 percent (389) candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves, the poll rights group said in its report.

Among the major parties, 36(64%) out of 56 candidates analysed from RJD, 29(63%) out of 46 candidates analysed from BJP, 14 (58%) out of 24 candidates analysed from INC, 28 (54%) out of 52 candidates analysed from LJP, 16 (49%) out of 33 candidates analysed from BSP and 20 (47%) out of 43 candidates analysed from JD(U) have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits, the study mentioned.

Among the major parties, 28(50%) out of 56 candidates analysed from RJD, 24(46%) out of 52 candidates analysed from LJP, 20(44%) out of 46 candidates analysed from BJP, 14(42%) out of 33 candidates analysed from BSP, 10(42%) out of 24 candidates analysed from INC and 15(35%) out of 43 candidates analysed from JD(U) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits, it added.

49 candidates have declared cases related to crime against women. Out of 49 candidates 4 candidates have declared cases related to rape (IPC Section- 376). 32 candidates have declared cases related to murder (IPC Section-302) against themselves. 143 candidates have declared cases related to Attempt to murder (IPC Section-307) against themselves, the study further stated.

Earlier, the ADR study revealed that over 30 per cent of 1,064 candidates in the first phase of the Bihar Assembly election have declared criminal cases against themselves.

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