Vicky Nanjappa

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245 crorepatis, 135 with criminal background in UP’s phase 3 elections

New Delhi, Feb 15: In the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 135 of the 623 candidates have pending criminal cases against them.

103(17%) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

Criminal background:

Party wise Candidates with Criminal Cases: Among the major parties,30(52%) out of 58 candidates analysed from SP, 25(46%) out of 55 candidates analysed from BJP, 23 (39%) out of 59 candidates analysed from BSP, 20 (36%) out of 56 candidates analysed from INC and 11 (22%) out of 49 candidates analysed from AAP have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

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