Saturday, February 4, 2017

Candidates with Criminal Cases:

Criminal Background


Candidates with Criminal Cases:
 Out of 836 candidates analyzed, 168 (20%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 143 (17%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases, including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women etc.
  • Candidates with cases related to murder15 candidates have declared cases related to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-302).
  • Candidates with cases related to Attempt to Murder: 42 candidates have declared cases related to attempt to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-307).
  • Candidates with cases related to Crimes against Women: candidates have declared cases related to cases, including assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty (Indian Penal Code Section-354) and rape (IPC Section-376).
  • Candidates with cases related to Kidnapping: candidates have declared cases related to kidnapping for ransom, etc. (Indian Penal Code Section-364A).
  • Party wise Candidates with Criminal Cases: 29(40%) out of 73 candidates fromBhartiya janta Party (BJP)28 (38%) out of 73 candidates from Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP)19 (33%) out of 57 candidates from Rashtriya Lok Dal(RLD), 15 (29%) out of 51 candidates from Samjwadi Party ( SP),6 (25%) out of 24 candidates from Indian National Congress(INC),and 38 (13%) out of 293 Independent candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • Party wise Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases26(36%) out of 73 candidates from BSP, 22 (30%) out of 73 candidates from BJP, 15 (26%) out of 57 candidates from RLD, 13(26%) out of 51 candidates from SP,  and 34 (12%) out of 293 Independent candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • Red Alert Constituencies*: There are 26 constituencies in the first phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections having 3 or more candidates with declared criminal cases. *Red Alert Constituencies are those which have 3 or more candidates with criminal cases contesting elections.

Financial Background


  • Share of wealth among candidates : The share of wealth amongst the candidates contesting in the first phase of assembly elections Uttar Pradesh is as follows:
Value of assets (Rs.)No of candidatesPercentage of Candidates
Rs.5 cr and above11914%
Rs.2 crores to 5 crores10312%
Rs. 50 lakhs to 2 crores16720%
Rs.10 lakhs to 50 lakhs20324%
less than  Rs. 10 lakhs24430%
Table: Share of wealth amongst contesting candidates

  • High asset candidates: The 3 richest candidates contesting in  the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh  Assembly Elections are given below:
S.No.NameDistrictConstituencyPartyMovable Assets (Rs)Immovable Assets (Rs)Total Assets (Rs)PAN Given
1Nazir AhamadAGRAAGRA SOUTHINC1,94,21,70,97517,25,40,0002,11,47,10,975
211 Crore+
Y
2Satish Kumar SharmaMATHURAMANTBJP16,77,76,33397,52,05,5081,14,29,81,841
114 Crore+
Y
3Rani Pakshalika SinghAGRABAHBJP3,16,74,81355,13,24,00058,29,98,813
58 Crore+
Y
Table: Top three candidates with highest declared assets

  • Crorepati Candidates: Out of the 836 candidates, 302 (36%) are crorepatis.
Party wise Crorepati Candidates: 66(90%) out of 73 candidates from BSP, 61(84%) out of 73 candidates from BJP, 40 (78%) out of 51 candidates from SP, 18(75%)out of 24 candidates from INC41(72%) out of 57 candidates from RLD and 43 (15%) out of 293 Independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.
Average assets: The average of assets per candidate contesting in the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections is Rs 2.81 Crores.
  • Party wise average assets: Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 24 INC candidates is Rs. 13.18 crores, 73 BJP candidates is Rs 7.40 Crores73 BSP candidates have average assets of Rs 6.77 Crores, 57 RLD candidates have average assets worth Rs 5.15 Crores, 51 SP candidates have average assets worth Rs 5.98 crores, and 293 Independent candidates have average assets of Rs. 80.57 lakhs.
  • Zero asset candidate: 1 candidate namely Parvez Aliindependent candidate from Thana Bhawan constituency has declared zero assets in his self sworn affidavits.
  • Low asset candidates: The three candidates with lowest assets (excluding  candidate with zero asssets) are as follows:
S.No.NameDistrictConstituencyParty NameMovable Assets (Rs)Immovable Assets (Rs)Total Assets (Rs)PAN Given
1.Ambedkari Hasanuram Ambedkari*AGRAKHERAGARHIND1,00001,000
1 Thou+
N
2.GeetaBAGHPATBAGHPATSarv Sambhaav Party4,00004,000
4 Thou+
N
3.Raj KumarMEERUTHASTINAPUR (SC)Rashtriya Kisan Majdoor Party5,00005,000
5 Thou+
N
Table: Candidates with declared lowest assets
*Candidate is contesting from Agra Rural constituency as well


  • Candidates with high liabilities: The top three candidates with highest liabilities are as given below:
S.No.NameDistrictConstituencyPartyTotal Assets(Rs)Liabilities (Rs)Disputed liabilities (Rs)PAN Given
1Ashraf QureshiAGRAAGRA SOUTHIND34,05,04,157
34 Crore+
16,61,74,785
16 Crore+
0Y
2Satish Kumar SharmaMATHURAMANTBJP1,14,29,81,841
114 Crore+
# 14,50,18,965
14 Crore+
1,71,01,655
1 Crore+
Y
3Jagan Prasad GargAGRAAGRA NORTHBJP16,78,04,565
16 Crore+
11,47,85,000
11 Crore+
0Y
Table: Top three candidates with high liabilities
#Disputed Liabilities

  • Undeclared PAN: A total of 186 (22%) candidates have not declared their PAN details.
  • Candidates with high income as declared in the ITR*: 3 candidates have declared total annual income of more than Rs 3 Crore. These candidates are as given below:
S.No.NamePartyConstituencyDistrictTotal Asset (Rs)The financial year for which the last income tax return has been filed by candidateTotal income shown by candidate in ITR (Self+Spouse+Dependent) (Rs)Self income shown by candidate in ITR (Rs)
1Nazir AhamadINCAGRA SOUTHAGRA2,11,47,10,975  211 Crore+2015-201616,09,99,819  16 Crore+15,80,04,606  15 Crore+
2Mukesh Kumar ChaudharySPCHARTHAWALMUZAFFARNAGAR11,44,31,171  11 Crore+2014-20153,48,85,464  3 Crore+3,32,27,332  3 Crore+
3Zafar AlamSPALIGARHALIGARH40,94,69,000  40 Crore+2016-20173,45,55,477  3 Crore+3,35,96,747  3 Crore+
 Table: Candidates with high income as declared in ITR
*Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents

  • Candidates who have not declared Income Tax Details*: 432(52%) out of 836 candidates have not declared income tax details.
* Some candidates may be exempted from filing Income Tax Returns

  • Candidates with high Assets who have not declared Income Tax Details*: 46 candidates with assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore have not declared Income Tax details. The top three candidates with highest assets who have not declared their IT returns are as given below:
S.No.NameDistrictConstituencyParty NameTotal Income (Rs)Movable Assets (Rs)Immovable Assets (Rs)Total Assets (Rs)PAN GivenSelf Income
1Amar Singh YadavHATHRASSIKANDRA RAOIND010,76,08720,76,05,00020,86,81,087 20 Crore+YITR not filed
2Zakir AliGHAZIABADLONIBSP071,46,22818,26,04,00018,97,50,228 18 Crore+YITR not filed
3Anil KumarSHAMLIKAIRANARLD18604028,35,36310,41,14,00010,69,49,363 10 Crore+YITR not filed
 Table: Top three candidates with highest assets who have not declared ITR details
* Some candidates may be exempted from filing Income Tax Returns




Other Background Details
  • Education details of candidates: 402 (48%) candidates have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th and 12thwhile 336 (40%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above64 candidates have declared themselves to be just literates and 15 candidates have declared to be illiterate.
  • Age details of candidates: 581 (69%) candidates have declared their age to be between 25 and 50 years while 239 (29%) candidates have declared their age to be between 51 and 80 years. While candidate has disclosed to be older than 80 years of age, 13 candidates have not disclosed their age details.
Gender details of candidates: 70 (8%) female candidates are contesting in first phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election this year.
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