Manipur elections 2017: 54 crorepatis in the fray

A report by the Association for Democratic Reforms says that of the 167 candidates contesting elections in Manipur, 32 per cent are crorepatis

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There are 54 crorepati candidates contesting the Manipur assembly elections 2017. Out of the 167 candidates analysed by the Association for Democratic Reforms, 54 or 32 per cent are crorepatis.

21 out of 37 candidates from INC, 21 out of 38 candidates from BJP, 5 out of 12 candidates from National Peoples Party, 2 out of 8 candidates from North East India Development Party and 2 out of 6 candidates from NCP have declared assets worth more than Rs 1 crore.

Manipur elections 2017: 54 crorepatis in the fray

The average of assets per candidate contesting in the first phase of the Manipur Assembly Elections is Rs 1.04 crore. Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 37 INC candidates is Rs 1.73 crore, 38 BJP candidates is Rs 1.49 crore, 12 National Peoples Party candidates have average assets of Rs 1.06 crore, 10 AITC candidates have average assets worth Rs 32.74 lakh, 6 NCP candidates have average assets worth Rs 58.74 lakh, and 14 Independent candidates have average assets of Rs. 26.36 lakh.

Criminal cases:
The report also states that 8 candidates have declared pending cases against them. 3 candidates have declared serious criminal cases, including cases related to attempt to murder, cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property.

Four out of 38 candidates from Bhartiya Janta Party, 2 out of 37 candidates from Indian National Congress, 1 out of 10 candidates from Manipur National Democratic Front and 1 out of 6 candidates from Nationalist Congress Party have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

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