Source: 
Newsday Express
Author: 
Date: 
04.03.2022
City: 
Lucknow

Of the candidates for the seventh phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2022 (UP Election 2022), 28% i.e. 170 candidates have criminal cases registered against them. At the same time, there are 22 percent i.e., 131 candidates who have cases registered against them in serious sections. ADR has issued this report after scrutinizing the affidavits of the candidates for the seventh phase of the assembly seats. According to the ADR report, 613 candidates are in the fray for 54 seats in the seventh phase. In these 607 affidavits have been analyzed. In the seventh phase, 75 women candidates are in the fray.

According to the ADR, 26 out of 45 SP candidates have criminal cases registered against them. Of these, 20 have serious criminal cases registered. Out of 47 BJP candidates, 26 have criminal cases, of which 19 have serious sections. Out of 52 BSP candidates, 20 have criminal cases, of which 13 are serious. 20 Congress candidates have criminal cases, out of which 12 are serious in nature. Eight of AAP’s candidates have criminal cases, of which seven have serious sections.

Most cases on Vijay Mishra
Among the candidates of this phase, 24 criminal cases are registered against Vijay Mishra of Pragatisheel Manav Samaj Party. He is a candidate from Bhadohi’s Gyanpur seat. There are 11 cases registered against Rajkumar Singh Gautam of BSP from Ghazipur seat. Congress candidate from Pindra Ajay Rai has 17 cases registered against him.

two accused of rape
Two candidates have declared cases related to rape against them. 7 candidates have declared cases related to murder. 25 candidates face charges of attempt to murder. There are 35 sensitive constituencies in the seventh phase. Here three or more candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

217 candidates out of 607 crorepati
In the seventh phase, 217 candidates are crorepatis. Talking about party-wise candidates, 40 candidates of BJP, 37 of SP, 41 of BSP, 22 of Congress and 15 of AAP are crorepatis. The richest candidate is AIMIM candidate Guddu Jamali from Mubarakpur seat, who has assets of Rs 195 crore. BSP candidate from Pindra Babulal has assets of Rs 44 crore. BSP’s Nizamabad seat candidate Piyush Singh has declared his assets as Rs 34 crore.

Maximum qualification of 35% candidates is 12th
214 i.e. 35 percent candidates have declared their educational qualification between 5th to 12th. 57% of the candidates are graduate or above. 10 candidates have declared their educational qualification as Diploma. 30 candidates are merely literate while 4 have declared themselves illiterate.

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