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At 48, Congress tops list of candidates with criminal cases in Karnataka

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    There are 48 re-contesting MLAs of the Congress who have criminal cases pending against them. A report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that In the list released by the Congress there are 48 candidates who are re-contesting with a criminal background. In the case of the BJP, it is 30 while in the case of the JD(S) it is 17.

    At 48 Congress tops list of candidates with criminal cases in Karnataka

    The number of re-contesting candidates of the Congress with serious criminal charges stands at 23 whereas in the case of the BJP it is 19. The JD(S) has fielded 9 such candidates.

    In the Congress list of re-contesting candidates, there are 134 crorepatis while in the case of the BJP and JD(S) it is 97 and 46 respectively.

    The average assets of the re-contesting candidates announced by the Congress is at Rs 28 crore. In the case of the BJP, it stands at Rs 8 crore.

    The report also states that the average assets of the re-contesting candidates in the JD(S) stands at Rs 14 crore.

    Also Read | Karnataka assembly elections: Congress releases list of candidates

    A total of 154 candidates have been announced by BJP in their two lists released so far. The first list for Karnataka was released on 8th April and second list on 16th April 2018.

    Out of these, 111 candidates had contested (including the 44 re-contesting MLAs) assembly elections in 2013. The first list of 218 candidates was announced by INC for Karnataka. Out of these, 148 candidates had contested (including the 112 re-contesting MLAs) assembly elections in 2013.

    The first list of 126 candidates was announced by JD(S) for Karnataka. Out of these, 58 candidates had contested (including the 27 re-contesting MLAs) assembly elections in 2013.

    Karnataka Assembly Election dates
    Date of notification April 17
    Last date to file nominations April 24
    Last date to withdraw nominations April 27
    Date of polling May 12
    Date of counting May 15

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