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    While Congress Party fields most of the candidates with criminal cases, BJP has fielded crorepati candidates…

    Gujarat election: 394 crorepati candidates in fray for 182 seat Assembly, BJP fields highest 142 millionaires

    Ahmedabad: As many as 397 crorepati candidates are in the fray for the Gujarat Assembly elections, an analysis of their election affidavits done by two NGOs has found.

    Of the total 1,828 candidates trying their luck in the two-phased Assembly polls, 1,098 nominees have passed class 12 or below. Also, there are only 118 women candidates in the fray, according to the report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Gujarat Election Watch (GEW).

    While 198 out of the total 977 candidates of the first phase have declared assets worth more than Rs 1 crore, 199 nominees out of the total 851 of second phase have emerged as 'crorepati' as per the analysis of their affidavits conducted by the NGOs.
    As per the study, 131 of these 397 'crorepati' candidates have declared assets worth over Rs 5 crore, while 124 others have shown movable and immovable assets in the range of Rs 2 crore to Rs 5 crore.

    While the ruling BJP has given tickets to 142 'crorepati' candidates, the opposition Congress has fielded 127 such nominees. The NCP has given tickets to 17 crorepati candidates, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has fielded 13 such candidates and the BSP to five.

    Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/politics/gu...s-4250051.html
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    Gujarat: Cong fields highest number of candidates with criminal background

    Ahmedabad: The Congress has fielded the highest number of candidates with criminal background in the Gujarat assembly elections. Incidentally, the candidates from the Congress have also declared the highest number of serious criminal charges.
    A report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that 78 or 8 per cent have declared serious criminal cases including murder, kidnapping, attempt to murder and crimes against women.
    137 have pending criminal cases while 198 are crorepatis who would be contesting the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017. Out of the 923 candidates analysed, there are 137 or 15 per cent with pending criminal cases against them.

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    https://newsroompost.com/358575/guja...al-background/
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    Gujarat elections 2017 Highlights: 68% voter turnout recorded as first phase polling ends
    Gujarat elections 2017 LIVE UPDATES: Congress has made it a practice to say EVM malfunctioned every time when they face defeat. Therefore, they are preparing ground before December 18 to blame their defeat on EVM, said Jitendra Singh.

    A total of 68 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the first phase of the high-stakes assembly elections in Gujarat on Saturday, the Congress and BJP were locked in a head-to-head contest in the voting for the 89 seats of the total 182 in the state. The voting for 93 remaining seats of north and central Gujarat, including Chhota Udepur, will be held on December 14.


    Read more at: http://indianexpress.com/elections/g...oting-4974695/
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