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Phase 4 - Criminal and Financial Background Details of Contesting Candidates

Phase 4 - Criminal and Financial Background Details of Contesting Candidates

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Phase 4 - Criminal and Financial Background Details of Contesting Candidates
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 April, 2014 Press Release
Phase 4: Lok Sabha Elections 2014 Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other details of Candidates
Association for Democratic Reforms
"Kiwanis Centre" 4th Floor, B-35, Qutub Institutional Area New Delhi-110016 Landmark: Near Rockland Hospital Phone : +91-011-4165-4200 Fax : +91-11-46094248 Email : adr@adrindia.org
To report any electoral violations and malpractices during elections download the Election Watch Reporter (Android App) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.webrosoft.election_watch_reporter 
 
 
Data in this Kit is presented in good faith, with an intention to inform voters. Candidates' affidavits obtained from the ECI website (www.eci.nic.in) with nomination papers is the source of this analysis. Website:- www.adrindia.org, www.myneta.info 
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 To report any electoral violations and malpractices during elections download the Election Watch Reporter (Android App) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.webrosoft.election_watch_reporter 
 
 
Data in this Kit is presented in good faith, with an intention to inform voters. Candidates' affidavits obtained from the ECI website (www.eci.nic.in) with nomination papers is the source of this analysis. Website:- www.adrindia.org, www.myneta.info 
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Summary and Highlights - Phase 4
National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all
74
 
candidates
who are
 
contesting in the Phase 4 of Lok Sabha 2014 Elections.
 
Phase 4
S.No. State No. of Candidates contesting Constituencies No. of Candidates with Criminal Cases % of Candidates with Criminal Cases No. of Crorepati Candidates % of Crorepati Candidates Date of Poll
1 Assam 37 3 3 8% 6 16%
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 April, 2014
2 Tripura 12 1 0 0% 3
25%
3 Goa 19 2 6 32% 7
37%
4 Sikkim 6 1 0 0% 4 67%
Total 74 7 9 12%
 
20 27%
Criminal Background
 
Candidates with Criminal Cases:
 
Out of the
74
 candidates,
9 candidates (12%)
have declared criminal cases against themselves
 
Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases:
 Out of these 9 candidates,
5
candidates have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to
voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons, criminal intimidation
 etc.
 
Candidates with multiple serious IPC counts
:
4
 candidates have declared multiple serious IPC counts.
Dayanand G. Narvekar
an Independent candidates from
North Goa
Constituency has declared
4 serious IPC counts
 followed by
Govind Gaude
an Independent candidate from
South Goa
constituency with
3 serious IPC counts,
 
Churchill Alemao
of
AITC
from South Goa constituency with
3 serious IPC counts
and
Lalit Mohon Suklabaidya
of
INC
Karimganj constituency with
2 serious IPC counts.
9 (12%)
Candidates with Criminal Cases
5 (7%)
Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases
20 (27%)
Crorepati Candidates
Rs.2.12 Crores
Average Assets of Candidates
Criteria for serious criminal cases
1.
 
Offence for which maximum punishment is of 5 years or more. 2.
 
If an offence is non-bailable 3.
 
If it is an electoral offence (IPC 171E or bribery) 4.
 
Offence related to loss to exchequer 5.
 
Offences that are assault, murder, kidnap, rape related 6.
 
Offences that are mentioned in Representation of the People Act (Section 8) 7.
 
Offences under Prevention of Corruption Act 8.
 
Crimes against women.

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