News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Surendra Joshi
Updated to Wednesday, 27 October 2021 06:14 PM IST
By-elections will be held in 14 states on October 30. The Association for Democratic Reforms analyzed the nomination papers of the candidates in the competition.
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According to the ADR report, 265 candidates are in the fray for the October 30 by-elections to three Lok Sabha and 30 Assembly seats in 14 states. Of these, the agency analyzed the affidavits filed along with 261 nomination papers. Analyzing the affidavits of 235 candidates for 30 assembly seats, it was found that 44 candidates (19 per cent) had registered criminal cases against them.
The average assets are Rs 2.99 crore, with debts on 93 candidates
The ADR report states that 36 candidates (15 per cent) have serious criminal cases against them. According to the NGO, 77 or 33 percent of the candidates are millionaires. The average assets of the candidates contesting the by-elections are 2.99 crores. Of the 235 applicants, 93 declared debt on themselves, 18 of whom were women.