Thursday, February 9, 2017


Criminal Background

·         Candidates with Criminal Cases: Out of 719 candidates analyzed, 107 (15%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
·         Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 84 (12%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases, including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women etc.
·         Candidates with cases related to murder6 candidates have declared cases related to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-302).
·         Candidates with cases related to Attempt to Murder: 15 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, including assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty (Indian Penal Code Section-354) and dowry death  (IPC Section-304b).
·         Candidates with cases related to Kidnapping: candidates have declared cases related to kidnapping for ransom, etc. (Indian Penal Code Section- 364, 364A, 365).
·         Party wise Candidates with Criminal Cases: 16(24%) out of 67 candidates from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) 25 (37%) out of 67 candidates from Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP)6 (12%) out of 52 candidates from Rashtriya Lok Dal(RLD), 21 (41%) out of 51 candidates from Samajwadi Party ( SP),6 (33%) out of 18 candidates from Indian National Congress(INC), and 13 (6%) out of 206 Independent candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
·         Party wise Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases 17(25%) out of 67 candidates from BSP, 10 (15%) out of 67 candidates from BJP, 6 (12%) out of 52 candidates from RLD, 17(33%) out of 51 candidates from SP, 4 (22%) out of 18 candidates from INC and 12 (6%) out of 206 Independent candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
·         Red Alert Constituencies*: There are 15 constituencies in the second 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 second phase of assembly elections Uttar Pradesh is as follows:
Value of assets (Rs.)
No of candidates
Percentage of Candidates
Rs.5 cr and above
65
9%
Rs.2 crores to 5 crores
101
14%
Rs. 50 lakhs to 2 crores
187
26%
Rs.10 lakhs to 50 lakhs
180
25%
less than  Rs. 10 lakhs
186
26%
Table: Share of wealth amongst contesting candidates

·         High asset candidates:  The 3 richest candidates contesting in  the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh  Assembly Elections are given below:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
RAMPUR
SUAR
BSP
1,45,55,731
95,78,05,000
97,23,60,731
 97 Crore+
Y
2
BADAUN
SAHASWAN
Rashtriya Parivartan Dal
27,77,45,600
27,32,60,130
55,10,05,730
 55 Crore+
Y
3
MORADABAD
KANTH
BSP
51,21,004
37,96,23,500
38,47,44,504
 38 Crore+
Y
Table: Top three candidates with highest declared assets

·         Crorepati CandidatesOut of the 719 candidates, 256 (36%) are crorepatis.
Party wise Crorepati Candidates: 58(87%) out of 67 candidates from BSP, 50(75%) out of 67 candidates from BJP, 45 (88%) out of 51 candidates from SP, 13(72%) out of 18 candidates from INC15(29%) out of 52 candidates from RLD and 36 (18%) out of 206 Independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.

Average assets: The average of assets per candidate contesting in the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections is Rs 2.01 Crores.

·         Party wise average assets: Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 18 INC candidates is Rs. 3.37crores, 67 BJP candidates is Rs 4.07 crores67 BSP candidates have average assets of Rs 7.20 crores, 52 RLD candidates have average assets worth Rs 1.51 Crores, 51 SP candidates have average assets worth Rs 3.43 crores, and 206 Independent candidates have average assets of Rs. 60.63 lakhs.
·         Zero asset candidate: 3 candidates have declared zero assets in their self sworn affidavits.  The details of these candidates is as follows:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
MORADABAD
MORADABAD RURAL
IND
0
0


N
2
BAREILLY
AONLA
IND
0
0


N
3
KHERI
PALIA
IND
0
0


N
Table: Zero asset candidates

·         Low asset candidates: The three candidates with lowest assets (excluding  candidate with zero asssets) are as follows:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1.         
RAMPUR
MILAK (SC)
Sarvajan Kalyan Loktantrik Party
1,000*
0
1,000 
 1 Thou+
N
2.         
SHAHJAHANPUR
SHAHJAHANPUR
IND
3,082
0
3,082 
 3 Thou+
N
3.         
BADAUN
BADAUN
IND
6,000
0
6,000 
 6 Thou+
Y
Table: Candidates with declared lowest assets

·         Candidates with high liabilities: The top three candidates with highest liabilities are as given below:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Total Assets(Rs)
Liabilities (Rs)
Disputed liabilities (Rs)
PAN Given
1
BIJNOR
NEHTAUR (SC)
BJP
38,32,44,202 
 38 Crore+
11,28,37,870 
 11 Crore+


Y
2
SAHARANPUR
DEOBAND
BSP
31,31,41,134 
 31 Crore+
10,01,39,451 
 10 Crore+


Y
3
BADAUN
SAHASWAN
Rashtriya Parivartan Dal
55,10,05,730 
 55 Crore+
7,95,38,654 
 7 Crore+


Y
Table: Top three candidates with high liabilities

·         Undeclared PAN:  A total of 174 (24%) candidates have not declared their PAN details.

·         Candidates with high income as declared in the ITR*: 7 candidates have declared total annual income of more than Rs 50 lakhs. These 3  candidates are as given below:
S.No.
Name
Party Name
Constituency
District
Total Asset (Rs)
The financial year for which the last income tax return has been filed by candidate
Total income shown by candidate in ITR (Self+Spouse+Dependent) (Rs)
Self income shown by candidate in ITR (Rs)
1
BJP
DATAGANJ
BADAUN
14,45,06,865  14 Crore+
2016-2017
1,21,88,517  1 Crore+
1,16,73,790  1 Crore+
2
BJP
NEHTAUR (SC)
BIJNOR
38,32,44,202  38 Crore+
2015-2016
95,57,558  95 Lacs+
95,57,558  95 Lacs+
3
BJP
POWAYAN (SC)
SHAHJAHANPUR
1,30,15,732  1 Crore+
2016-2017
73,50,000  73 Lacs+
73,50,000  73 Lacs+
Table: Top 3 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*: 414(58%) out of 719 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*: 50 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.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Total Income (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
Self Income
1
SAHARANPUR
SAHARANPUR NAGAR
All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen
0
8,90,60,259 8 Crore+
Y
ITR not filed
2
BIJNOR
BARHAPUR
IND
0
7,34,68,077 7 Crore+
Y
ITR not filed
3
SAHARANPUR
SAHARANPUR
INC
286000
7,13,46,632 7 Crore+
Y
ITR 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

·         Education details of candidates: 277 (39%) candidates have declared their educational qualification to be between 5thand 12thwhile 310 (43%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above93 candidates have declared themselves to be just literates and 11 candidates have declared to be illiterate.
·         Age details of candidates: 475(66%) candidates have declared their age to be between 25 and 50 years while 233 (32%)candidates have declared their age to be between 51 and 80 years 11 candidates have not disclosed their age details.
Gender details of candidates: 69 (10%) female candidates are contesting in second phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election this year.  There is 1 candidate from third gender.


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