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28.10.2023
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Raipur

Highlights: CG Election 2023: 223 out of 26 candidates in first phase have criminal cases against them, know how many 'tainted' are in which party?. Of the 20 constituencies in the first phase of Chhattisgarh assembly elections, five (25%) — Kanker, Chitrakot, Khairagarh, Pandaria and Kawardha — have criminal Cases against three or more candidates. There are also cases of voluntarily causing hurt and threatening against the candidates.

Of the 20 constituencies in the first phase of Chhattisgarh assembly elections, five (25%) — Kanker, Chitrakot, Khairagarh, Pandaria and Kawardha — have criminal cases against three or more candidates.

2023 out of 2023 candidates contesting the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 223 have declared criminal cases against themselves. Of these, 26 are facing serious criminal cases. There are also cases of voluntarily causing hurt and threatening against the candidates.

ADR report: 26 tainted in the first phase

According to a report by Chhattisgarh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), 223 (26 per cent) of the 12 candidates in the first phase have reported criminal cases against themselves to the Election Commission.

Elections to the 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly will be held in two phases on November 17 and 20. In the first phase, polling will be held in 17 assembly constituencies and the remaining constituencies on November.

According to the ADR report, five (20 per cent) of the 25 candidates of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have declared criminal cases against themselves. Two (20 per cent) out of 10 candidates from the ruling Congress (Congress), four out of 10 candidates (40 per cent) from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and three (15 per cent) out of 20 candidates from the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) have declared criminal cases against themselves.

Of the 20 constituencies in the first phase of chhattisgarh assembly elections, five (25 per cent) — Kanker, Chitrakot, Khairagarh, Pandaria and Kawardha — have criminal cases against them.

These people declared criminal cases

According to the ADR report, the BJP candidates who have declared criminal cases against themselves include Vijay Sharma (Kawardha), Vikrant Singh (Khairagarh), Vinayak Goyal (Chitrakot-ST), Asharam Netam (Kanker-ST) and Soyam Mukka (Sukma-ST).

Shankar Dhruva (Kanker-ST) and Neelu Chandravanshi (Pandaria) from the Congress, Narendra Bhawani (Jagdalpur), Komal Hupendi (Bhanupratappur), Bomdha Mandavi (Chitrakot) and Khargraj Singh (Kawardha) from the Aam Aadmi Party have declared criminal cases against themselves.

Voting will be held in these places in the first phase

In the first phase, polling will be held in Konta, Bijapur, Dantewada, Chitrakot, Jagdalpur, Bastar, Narayanpur, Kondagaon, Keshkal, Kanker, Bhanupratappur, Antagarh, Mohla-Manpur, Khujji, Dongargaon, Rajnandgaon, Dongargarh, Khairagarh, Kawardha and Pandaria assembly constituencies.

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