Vicky Nanjappa

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Assembly elections: 1,916 with criminal background, 2,836 crorepatis in fray

New Delhi, Mar 04: The counting for the five state assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh will take place on March 10. The final phase of polling will take place on March 07.

In all 6,944 candidates are in fray. Association for Democratic Reforms has analysed the affidavits of 6,874 candidates. The affidavits of the remaining 70 candidates were not analysed as the affidavits were unclear at the time the report was made.

Out of 6874 candidates analysed, 1,916 are from National parties, 1,421 are from State parties, 1,829 are from registered unrecognised parties and 1,708 candidates are contesting independently.

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