Vicky Nanjappa

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Crorepatis and candidates with criminal background contesting Phase 2 of UP polls

New Delhi, Feb 09: Uttar Pradesh will poll in seven phases starting February 10. Among the major parties, 35(67%) out of 52 candidates analysed from SP, 23(43%) out of 54 candidates analysed from INC, 20 (36%) out of 55 candidates analysed from BSP, 18 (34%) out of 53 candidates analysed from BJP, 1 (33%) out of 3 candidates analysed from RLD and 7 (14%) out of 49 candidates analysed from AAP have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits, a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms says.

6 candidates have declared cases related to crime against women. 1 candidate has declared cases related to murder (IPC Section-302) against himself.

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