Delhi elections: 51% of AAP candidates, 25% BJP nominees declared serious criminal cases in affidavits, says ADR report

Twenty-five percent of AAP candidates and 20 percent of BJP contestants in the fray for the 8 February Delhi Assembly polls have declared serious criminal cases against them in their affidavits.

Press Trust of India February 02, 2020 09:45:42 IST
Delhi elections: 51% of AAP candidates, 25% BJP nominees declared serious criminal cases in affidavits, says ADR report
  • Twenty-five percent of AAP candidates and 20 percent of BJP contestants in the fray for the 8 February Delhi Assembly polls have declared serious criminal cases against them in their affidavits

  • Fifteen percent of Congress candidates also have declared serious criminal cases against them, the ADR said.

  • In the Delhi Assembly polls, 672 candidates are in the fray, one less than in 2015

Editor's Note: This PTI wire, originally published on 2 February, erroneously quoted an Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report as stating that 25 percent of AAP candidates and 20 percent of BJP nominees for the Delhi polls have criminal cases against them. The wire and headline have been updated to reflect the correct figures from the ADR report.

Fifty-one percent of AAP candidates and 25 percent of BJP contestants in the fray for the 8 February Delhi Assembly polls have declared serious criminal cases against them in their affidavits, according to an Association of Democratic Reforms report entitled Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other details of candidates for Delhi Assembly elections 2020.

Twenty percent of Congress candidates also have declared serious criminal cases against them, the ADR report said.

In the Delhi Assembly polls, 672 candidates are in the fray, one less than in 2015.

The top three richest candidates are from the AAP. They are Dharampal Lakra from Mundka (Rs 292 crore), Parmila Tokas from R K Puram (Rs 80 crore) and Ram Singh Netaji from Badarpur (Rs 80 crore).

It said 32 candidates have declared cases related to crime against women. Of 32 candidates, one candidate has declared a case related to rape. Four contestants have declared cases related to attempt to murder.

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