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Number of candidates with criminal background contesting Delhi polls has witnessed sharp decline

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New Delhi, Jan 25: In the 2015 Delhi elections out of 673 candidates, 114 (17 per cent) had declared criminal cases against themselves. In 2013, out of 796 candidates, 129 (16 per cent) had declared criminal cases against themselves and in 2008, out of 790 candidates, 111 (14 per cent) had declared criminal cases against themselves says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

Candidates with serious criminal cases: In 2015, out of 673 candidates, 74 (11 per cent) had declared serious criminal cases against themselves. In 2013, out of 796 candidates, 93 (12 per cent) had declared criminal cases against themselves and in 2008, out of 790 candidates, 32 (4 per cent) had declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

Number of candidates with criminal background contesting Delhi polls has witnessed sharp decline

Crorepati Candidates: In 2015, out of 673 candidates, 230 (34 per cent) were crorepati. In 2013, out of 796 candidates, 265 (33 per cent) were crorepati and in 2008, out of 790 candidates, 180 (23 per cent) had declared criminal cases against themselves.

Average Assets of Candidates: The average assets per candidate for Delhi 2015 assembly elections was Rs. 3.32 crores. In 2013, the average assets per candidate was Rs. 3.43 crores and in 2008 the average assets per candidate was Rs. 1.78 crores

Candidates who had declared their age between 25 to 50 years: 465 (69 per cent) out of 673 candidates had declared their age to be between 25 to 50 years in 2015. In 2013, 556(70 per cent) out of 796 candidates and in 2008, 590 (75 per cent) out of 790 candidates analysed had declared their age to be between 25 to 50 years.

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Candidates who had declared their age between 51 to 83 years: 200(30 per cent) out of 673 candidates had declared their age to be between 51 to 83 years in 2015. In 2013, 226(28 per cent) out of 796 candidates and in 2008, 181 (23 per cent) out of 790 candidates analysed had declared their age to be between 51 to 83 years.

Gender Details of Candidates: In 2015, 66 (10 per cent) out of 673 candidates were women. In 2013,69(9 per cent) out of 796 candidates and in 2008, 57 (7 per cent) out of 790 candidates were women.

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