50:50: Cong-BJP field an equal number of crorepatis for 4th phase of LS Polls
New Delhi, Apr 24: There are 306(33 per cent) candidates who have assets worth Rs. 1 crore and more who are contesting the 4th Phase of the Lok Sabha elections. In all the affidavits of 928 candidates have been analysed.
A report by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that among the major parties 50(88 per cent) out of 57 candidates from Indian National Congress (INC), 50(88 per cent) out of 57 candidates from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 20(37 per cent) out of 54 candidates from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), 13(62 per cent) out of 21 candidates from Shivsena (SHS) and 8(80 per cent) out of 10 candidates from Samajwadi Party (SP) have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.
The average asset per candidate contesting in the Lok Sabha Phase 4 election is Rs. 4.53 crores.
Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 57 BJP candidates is Rs. 13.63 crores, 57 INC candidates is Rs 29.03 crores, 54 BSP candidates have average assets of Rs 2.69 crores, and 21 SHS candidates have average assets of Rs 17.85 crores.