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Tripura assembly elections 2018: 22 candidates have pending criminal cases

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    Out of the 297 candidates contesting the Tripura assembly elections 2018 22(7%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves. 17 candidates have declared serious criminal cases against them, a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms states.

    Tripura assembly elections 2018: 22 candidates have pending criminal cases

    1 candidate namely Martujuddin Choudhury, an Independent candidate contesting from Bagbassa constituency has declared case related to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-302) against himself. 6 candidates have declared cases related to attempt to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-307) against them.11(22%) out of 51 candidates from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), 4 (7%) out of 59 candidates from Indian National Congress (INC), 2(4%) out of 57 candidates from Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M)), 2(22%) out of 9 candidates from Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) and 1(4%) out of 24 candidates from AITC have declared criminal cases against them in their affidavits.

    9 (18%) out of 51 candidates from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), 3 (5%) out of 59 candidates from Indian National Congress (INC), 2(22%) out of 9 candidates from Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) , 1(4%) out of 24 candidates from All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) and 1(4%) out of 25 Independent candidates have declared serious criminal cases including murder, attempt to murder, Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means etc. against them in their affidavits.

    Financial:

    Out of the 297 candidates analysed, 35 (12%) are crorepatis. 18 (35%) out of 51 candidates from BJP, 9 (15%) out of 59 candidates from INC, 4(7%) out of 57 candidates from CPI (M), 2 (13%) out of 15 candidates from INPT, 1(11%) out of 9 candidates from IPFT and 1 (4%) out of 24 candidates from AITC have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.

    The average of assets per candidate contesting in the Tripura Assembly Elections 2017 is Rs 46.92 Lakhs.

    Among the major parties, the average assets per candidate for 59 INC candidates is Rs 53.16 lakhs, 57 CPI (M) candidates have average assets of Rs 39.91 lakhs, 51 BJP candidates have average assets worth Rs 1.35 crores, 24 AITC candidates have average assets worth Rs 9.93 lakhs, 15 INPT candidates have average assets worth Rs 36.44 lakhs, 9 IPFT candidates have average assets worth Rs 23 lakhs and 25 Independent candidates have average assets of Rs. 7.25 lakhs.

    Tripura Assembly
    Party 2013 Current Standing  
    CPIM 49 50 Election Date : Feb 18 2018
    Counting : Mar 03 2018
    CONG 10 02
    CPI 01 01
    BJP 00 06
    OTHERS 00 00
    Total 60 59 (1 Vacant)

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