Monday, February 6, 2017

Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017 Analysis of Candidates


·       Candidates with Criminal Cases: Out of the 637 candidates analysed91(14%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
·         Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 54 (8%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.
·         Candidates with cases related to murder: candidates have declared cases related to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-302) against themselves.
·         Candidates with cases related to attempt to murder: candidates have declared cases related to attempt to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-307) against themselves.
·         Candidates with cases related to Crimes against Women: candidates have declared cases related to crimes against women.
·         Party wise Candidates with Criminal Cases: 19(27%) out of 70 candidates from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), 17(24%) out of 70 candidates from Indian National Congress (INC), 7(10%) out of 69 candidates from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), 4 (7%) out of 55 candidates from Uttarakhand Kranti Dal ( UKD), 2(10%) out of 20 candidates from Samajwadi Party (SP) and 32(12%) out of 261 Independent candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
·         Party wise Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases:  10(14%) out of 70 candidates from BJP, 12(17%) out of 70 candidates from INC, 6(9%) out of 69 candidates from BSP, 3 (6%) out of 55 candidates from UKD,  2(10%)  out of 20 candidates from SP and 14(5%) out of 261 Independent candidates have declared  serious criminal cases including murder, attempt to murder, crime against women, kidnapping etc. against themselves in their affidavits.

·         Red Alert Constituencies*: 10 constituencies in the Uttarakhand assembly elections have 3 or more candidates with declared criminal cases.
*Red Alert Constituencies are those which have 3 or more candidates with criminal cases contesting elections
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                          
·         Share of wealth among candidates : The share of wealth amongst the candidates contesting in assembly elections Uttarakhand is as follows:
Value of assets
No of candidates
Percentage of candidates
Rs 5 cr and above
34
5%
Rs 2 crores to 5 crores
73
12%
Rs 50 lakhs to 2 crores
189
30%
Rs 10 lakhs to 50 lakhs
162
25%
less than Rs 10 lakhs
179
28%
Table: Share of wealth amongst contesting candidates
·         Crorepati CandidatesOut of the 637 candidates analysed, 200 (31%) are crorepatis.
·         Party wise Crorepati Candidates: 52 (74%) out of 70 candidates from INC, 48(69%) out of 70 candidates from BJP, 19 (28%) out of 69 candidates from BSP, 13 (24%) out of 55 candidates from UKD, 4 (20%) out of 20 candidates from SP and 53 (20%) out of 261 Independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.

·         Average assets: The average of assets per candidate contesting in the Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017 is Rs 1.57 Crores.
·         Party wise average assets: Among the major parties, the average assets per candidate for 70 BJP candidates is Rs 4.20 Crores70 INC candidates have average assets of Rs 3.08 Crores, 69 BSP candidates have average assets worth Rs 1.55 Crores, 55 UKD candidates have average assets worth Rs 77.07 lakhs20 SP candidates have average assets worth Rs 50.32 Lakhs, and 261 Independent candidates have average assets of Rs. 1.04 Crores.

·         High asset candidates:  The  top 3  candidates with highest assets  contesting in the Uttarakhand 2017 Assembly Elections are given below:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
PAURI GARHWAL
CHAUBATTAKHAL
BJP
6,26,83,612
73,98,71,995
80,25,55,607
 80 Crore+
Y
2
PAURI GARHWAL
SRINAGAR
IND
40,27,26,000
35,52,00,000
75,79,26,000
 75 Crore+
Y
3
UDHAM SINGH NAGAR
JASPUR
BJP
2,10,71,566
33,52,78,810*
35,63,50,376
 35 Crore+
Y
Table: Top three candidates with highest declared assets
*on assets value indicates that the candidate has not provided the total in their affidavits, it has been calculated on the basis of details provided by them in the same

·         Zero asset candidates:     There are no candidates have declared zero assets in his self-sworn affidavits.
·         Low asset candidates: The three candidates with lowest assets are as follows:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
HARIDWAR
MANGLORE
Bahujan Mukti Party
500
0
500 
 5 Hund+
Y
2
CHAMPAWAT
LOHAGHAT
IND
500
0
500 
 5 Hund+
N
3
CHAMOLI
BADRINATH
IND
1,100*
0
1,100 
 1 Thou+
N
Table: Candidates with declared lowest assets
*on assets value indicates that the candidate has not provided the total in their affidavits, it has been calculated on the basis of details provided by them in the same

Candidates with high liabilities: The top three candidates with highest liabilities are as given below:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party
Total Assets(Rs)
Liabilities (Rs)
Disputed liabilities (Rs)
PAN Given
1
UDHAM SINGH NAGAR
KASHIPUR
BJP
5,52,72,423 
 5 Crore+
# 21,65,65,000*
 21 Crore+
17,41,00,000 
 17 Crore+
Y
2
ALMORA
SULT
BJP
10,52,98,662 
 10 Crore+
6,84,11,970 
 6 Crore+


Y
3
NAINITAL
RAMNAGAR
BSP
23,38,34,535 
 23 Crore+
5,10,88,000 
 5 Crore+


Y
Table: Top three candidates with high liabilities
                     # Disputed Liabilities
on liabilities value means candidate has not provided the total in their affidavits, it has been calculated on the basis of details provided by them in the same

·         Undeclared PAN:  A total of 78(12%) out of the 637 candidates analysed have not declared their PAN details.
·         Candidates with high income as declared in the ITR*: 7candidates have declared total annual income of more than Rs 1 Crore. The details of top 3 candidates are as given below:
S.No.
Name
Party
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
IND
SRINAGAR
PAURI GARHWAL
75,79,26,000      75 Crore+
2015-2016
16,62,17,859  16 Crore+
5,95,87,702  5 Crore+
2
INC
HARDWAR RURAL
HARIDWAR
6,31,14,882        6 Crore+
2015-2016
2,58,67,860  2 Crore+
2,36,14,590  2 Crore+
3
BSP
RAMNAGAR
NAINITAL
23,38,34,535      23 Crore+
2014-2015
2,03,22,038  2 Crore+
1,66,53,214  1 Crore+
Table: Top three candidates with high income as declared in ITR
*Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents
Candidate is also contesting from Kiccha constituency

·         Candidates who have not declared Income Tax Details*: 279 (44%) out of 637 candidates analysed 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*:   Top 3 candidates with high assets have not declared income tax details. Their details  are as given below:

S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party
Total Income (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
Self Income
1
DEHRADUN
VIKASNAGAR
INC
0
9,73,20,060 9 Crore+
Y
ITR not filed
2
UDHAM SINGH NAGAR
GADARPUR
INC
0
8,10,73,412 8 Crore+
Y
ITR not filed
3
NAINITAL
RAMNAGAR
IND
0
5,47,20,000 5 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:  256(40%) candidates have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass, while 340(53%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above.
·         Age details of candidates: 393 (62%) candidates have declared their age to be between 25 and 50 years while 238(37%) candidates have declared their age to be between 51 and 80 years.
Gender details of candidates: 56 (9%) women candidates are contesting in the Uttarakhand assembly election, 2017.


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