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03.10.2015
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Patna

PATNA: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's statement that NDA has given tickets to many criminals for the assembly election has led to some interesting statistics on the ever-intriguing politician-criminal record tumbling out. 

Altogether 174 (30%) of 583 candidates for the first phase scheduled for October 12 have criminal cases, including murder, kidnapping, spreading communal disharmony and crime against women filed against them. Sixteen candidates, including Warsaligang JD (U) candidate Pradeep Kumar, have murder cases against them. 

Three JD (U) candidates and one each from BSP, BJP, JAP-L and an independent candidate have two cases each of attempt to murder against them, according to a survey jointly done by Bihar Election Watch (BEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). 

Thirty-seven candidates have declared cases of attempt to murder (IPC Section 307) against them. Ramswarup Yadav, an independent candidate from Hisua constituency in Nawada district, faces five charges of attempt to murder. 

On the crore side of the field, 25% (156 of 583) of the candidates are crorepatis. Eighteen of 27 fielded by BJP, 19 of 24 fielded by JD (U), 11 out of 17 by RJD, 6 out of 18 by SP, 6 out of 8 by INC, 8 out of 13 by LJP, 3 out of 41 by BSP and 42 out of 192 independent candidates is the party-wise break-up of those worth at least Rs 1 crore, the survey said. 

Binod Kumar Singh, an independent from Warisnagar constituency in Samastipur, has declared assets worth Rs 74 crore, the highest among all the candidates. Poonam Devi Yadav, JD (U) candidate from Khagaria, has assets worth Rs 41 crore, the second highest, and at third place is the Congress candidate from Bhagalpur, Ajeet Sharma, with Rs 40 crore, the survey said. 

Altogether 332 (57%) candidates have an education qualification of 12th pass or below while 241 (41%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of a graduate or above. Three candidates have declared themselves to be illiterate, the report said. Only 53 (9%) female candidates are in the fray.Apropos the statement of CM Nitish Kumar that NDA has given tickets to many criminals for the assembly election, here is some fact findings. Altogether 174 (30%) of 583 candidates for the first phase scheduled for October 12 have criminal cases, including murder, kidnapping, spreading communal disharmony and crime against women filed against them. Sixteen candidates, including Warsaligang JD (U) candidate Pradeep Kumar, have declared cases related to murder against them.

Three JD (U) candidates and one each from BSP, BJP JAP-L and an independent candidate have declared two cases each of attempt to murder against them, according to a survey jointly done by Bihar Election Watch (BEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

Thirty-seven candidates have declared cases of attempt to murder (IPC Section-307) against them. Ramswarup Yadav, an Independent candidate from Hisua constituency in Nawada district, faces five charges of attempt to murder.

Throwing light on the crorepati candidates, the survey said 25% (156 of 583) candidates are crorepatis in the first phase of the election. Eighteen of 27 fielded by BJP, 19 of 24 fielded by JD (U), 11 out of 17 by RJD, 6 out of 18 by SP, 6 out of 8 by INC, 8 out of 13 by LJP, 3 out of 41 by BSP and 42 out of 192 Independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs one crore, the survey said.

Binod Kumar Singh, an independent from Warisnagar constituency in Samastipur, has declared assets worth Rs 74 crore, the highest among all the candidates. Poonam Devi Yadav, JD (U) candidate from Khagaria, has assets worth Rs 41 crore, the second highest, and the third highest assets belong to Congress candidate from Bhagalpur, Ajeet Sharma, with Rs 40 crore, the survey said.

Altogether 332 (57%) candidates have an education qualification of 12th pass or below while 241 (41%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above.

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