UP elections 2017: 115 candidates with criminal back ground in the fray
In phase 7 of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017 there are 115 candidates who have declared pending criminal cases against them while 132 are crorepatis. A report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that the BSP has fielded the most number of crorepati candidates.
There are 32 crorepati candidates from the BSP while the BJP has 23. The Samajwadi Party and the Congress have fielded 21 and seven crorepati candidates each.
There are a total of 115 candidates who have declared pending criminal cases against them. Out of this 19 are from the SP following by 17 from the BSP. The BJP has 13 in its list while the Congress has fielded nine.
A total of 1.41 crore voters will poll in the 7th phase of the UP assembly elections 2017. There are 64.76 lakh women voters. In the 2012 elections the SP had won 23 out of the 40 seats while the Bahujan samaj Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress had won 5,4 and 3 seats respectively. Five seats were won by others.