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UP polls phase 5: 31 per cent candidates have criminal cases

Last updated on: February 14, 2012 08:15 IST

UP polls phase 5: 31 per cent candidates have criminal cases

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The National Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms states in it report and analysis that out of the 248 candidates 76 candidates or 31 per cent declared criminal cases against them. In 2007 assembly elections for Uttar Pradesh, 27 per cent candidates had declared criminal cases against themselves. Vicky Nanjappa reports.

Among major parties, every party has given tickets to candidates who have declared criminal cases.

Samajwadi Party has 24 out of 48 (50 per cent), the Indian National Congress has 14 out of 48 (29 per cent), the Bharatiya Janata Party has 13 out of 47 (28 per cent), the Bahujan Samaj Party has 12 out of 49 (24 per cent), the Janata Dal-United has 6 out of 24 (25 per cent), the Bundelkhand Congress has 4 out of 13 (31 per cent), the Peace Party has 2 out of 12 (17 per cent) and Apna Dal has 1 out of 6 (17 per cent) candidates with declared criminal cases.

Out of these 76 candidates with declared criminal cases, 35 have declared serious criminal cases such as murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion etc. SP has 12, INC has 8, BJP has 5, BSP has 5, Bundelkhand Congress has 3, Peace Party has 1 and JD (U) has 1 such candidate.

Among these 76 candidates, Ram Veer Singh of SP, contesting from Jasrana constituency) has declared maximum number of criminal cases. He has declared 18 criminal cases including 8 charges related to murder.

He is followed by Rameshwar Singh (SP, Aliganj constituency) who has declared 27 criminal cases including 5 charges related to murder and Hari Om (SP, Sirsaganj constituency) has declared 16 criminal cases including 6 charges related to murder.

Among other major parties, the following candidates have declared the highest number of serious criminal cases against them: Manish Yadav Pataray of BSP (contesting from Jaswantnagar) has declared 15 cases against himself including 6 charges related to murder; Keshav Babu (of INC contesting from Hamirpur) has declared 6 cases against himself including 2 charges related to kidnapping, Ashok Kumar Singh (of Peace Party contesting from Hamirpur constituency) has declared 9 cases against himself including 4 charges related to murder.

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Nearly 50 per cent candidates are crorepatis

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A total of 118 candidates out of 248 (47 per cent) are crorepatis. In 2007, there were 22 per cent crorepati candidates.

The candidates with maximum assets are Balvir Singh IND from Govindnagar constituency with assets worth Rs 47.80 crore followed by Brijendra Kumar Vyas of INC from Jhansi Nagar with Rs 24.09 crore and Rajendra Kumar Yadav of INC from Babina constituency with assets worth Rs 22.88 crore.

Three Candidates have declared assets of less than 1 lakh and Mahendra of Bundelkhand Congress from Babina has declared zero assets. A total of 97 (39 per cent) candidates out of 248 have declared liabilities of Rs 5 lakh or above.

Among major parties, the average asset per candidate for BSP is 1.54 crore, for INC is 3.74 crore, for SP is 2.28 crore, for BJP is 2.17 crore, for JD-U is 1.19 crore, for Peace Party is 41.83 lakh, for Bundelkhand Congress is 36.39 lakh, for Apna Dal is 26.21 lakh, and for RLD is 3.26 lakh.

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Asset increase

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The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2007 is Rs 1,35,87,256 (1.35 crore). The average asset of these MLAs as declared in 2012 is, Rs 3,06,77,009 (3.07 crore). Average asset growth for these re-contesting MLAs is Rs 1,70,89,752 (1.70 crore).

The verage percentage growth in assets for these MLA is 126 per cent.

Jayveer Singh of BSP from Karhal has shown the highest asset increase of Rs 5.99 crore (from 2.19 crore in 2007 to 8.19 crore in 2012). He is followed by Satish Mahana of BJP from Maharajpur constituency with an asset increase of Rs 3.78 crores (from 3.48 crore in 2007 to 7.26 crore in 2012) and Ashok Yadav of JD-U from Sirsaganj who showed an asset increase of 3.39 crore (from 3.12 crore in 2007 to 6.51 crore in 2012).

The highest percentage increase (6,021 per cent) has been for Mahendra Singh Rajpoot of BSP from Etawah constituency. His assets rose from 5.25 lakh in 2007 to 3.21 crore in 2012.

He is followed by Mamtesh of BSP from Amanpur constituency with an increase of 608 per cent (15.87 lakh in 2007 to 1.12 crore in 2012) and Alok Kumar of SP from Mainpuri constituency whose assets rose 560 per cent (from 17.54 lakh in 2007 to 1.16 crore in 2012).

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ITR and PAN

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Saeed Mustfa Shervani (INC) has the highest annual income at Rs 65.84 lakh followed by Jay Veer Singh (BSP) at Rs 54.56 lakh, Nandram Sonker (INC) at Rs 46.62 lakh and Deepnarayan Singh (SP) at Rs 45.02 lakh as per their last filed Income Tax Returns.

A total of 65 candidates (26 per cent) declared that they have never filed income tax returns.

Out of the 65 candidates analyzed who have never filed income tax returns, JD-U has the maximum number of candidates 13 (54 per cent) out of 24 candidates, followed by SP 13 (27 per cent) out of 48 candidates, INC has 10 (21 per cent) out of 48 candidates, BJP has 10 (21 per cent) out of 47 candidates, Bundelkhand Congress has 7 (54 per cent) out of 13 candidates, BSP has 5 (10 per cent) out of 49 candidates, Peace Party has 3 (23 per cent) out of 13 candidates, Apna Dal has 3 (50 per cent) out of 6 candidates who have not filed IT Returns.

Top three candidates with maximum assets but who have never filed IT returns are Ranjeet Suman of SP contesting from Jalesar (SC) has the highest total assets of Rs 2.41 crore, followed by Ram Ratan of BJP from Latitpur with assets of Rs 1.49 crore and Amit Gaurav of SP from Marhara with Rs 1.36 crore respectively.

Thirty-six (15 per cent) candidates have not declared their PAN details of which JD-U and SP have the maximum number of candidates (8) who have not declared their PAN details. 

The INC has 6 out of 48, BJP has 5 out of 47, Bundelkhand Congress has 4 out of 13, Peace party has 2 out of 13, BSP, Apna Dal and RLD have one candidate each out of the candidates analyzed who have not declared their PAN card details.

Top three candidates with maximum assets but not declared their PAN card details are Anil Kumar Sharma of INC contesting from Arya Nagar constituency has the highest assets with worth Rs. 3.76 crore followed by Kamlesh of SP from Sikandra with assets of Rs. 1.14 crore and Mamtesh of BSP from Amanpur with Rs 1.12 crore respectively.

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Other interesting facts

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Sixty-one per cent candidates were graduates and above.

Out of 840 candidates, only 90 (11 per cent) candidates are women; the number of women candidates for BSP is 4 out of 49, for BJP it is 9 out of 49, INC it is 4 out of 48 and SP it is 5 out of 49.



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