Friday, February 24, 2017

Press Release: Phase 5 Uttar Pradesh Analysis of Candidates

Dear Friends,

The Uttar Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 612 out 617 candidates from 75 political parties, including 6 national parties, 4 state parties, 65 unrecognized parties and 220 independent candidates, who are contesting in the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections to be held on 27Th February, 2017.  The details of candidates who have not been analysed are given below:


S.No
Name
Party
Constituency
District
1.         
VIJAY PRATAP
IND
GAURA
GONDA
2.         
RAKESH PRATAP SINGH
SP
GAURIGANJ
AMETHI
3.         
KHALID KHAN
BSP
KAISERGANJ
BAHRAICH
4.         
RAM KARAN ARYA
SP
MAHADEWA (SC)
BASTI
5.         
PRAMOD KUMAR
RLD
RUDHAULI
BASTI
For Full Reports in Hindi and English click here: http://adrindia.org/content/analysis-criminal-and-financial-background-details-contesting-candidates-uttar-pradesh-2  

Criminal Background

·         Candidates with Criminal Cases: Out of 612 candidates analyzed, 117 (19%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
·         Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 96 (16%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases, including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women etc.
·         Candidates with cases related to murder9 candidates have declared cases related to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-302).
·         Candidates with cases related to Attempt to Murder: 24 candidates have declared cases related to attempt to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-307).
·         Candidates with cases related to Crimes against Women: 8 candidates have declared cases like assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty (Indian Penal Code Section-354), rape (IPC Section-376) and  husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty (IPC Section-498A).
·         Candidates with cases related to Kidnapping: 4 candidates have declared cases related to kidnapping for ransom, etc. (Indian Penal Code Section- 364, 365).
·         Party wise Candidates with Criminal Cases: 21(41%) out of 51 candidates from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP),  23 (45%) out of 51 candidates from Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP), 8 (27%) out of 30 candidates from Rashtriya Lok Dal(RLD), 17(41%) out of 42 candidates from Samajwadi Party ( SP),3(21%) out of 14 candidates from Indian National Congress(INC), and 19(9%) out of 220 Independent candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
·         Party wise Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases:  19(37%) out of 51 candidates from BSP, 14 (28%) out of 51 candidates from BJP, 7 (23%) out of 30 candidates from RLD, 12(29%) out of 42 candidates from SP, 2 (14%) out of 14 candidates from INC and 17(8%) out of 220 Independent candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
·         Red Alert Constituencies*: There are 22 constituencies in the fifth 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 fifth phase of assembly elections Uttar Pradesh is as follows:
Value of assets (Rs.)
No. of candidates
Percentage of Candidates
Rs.5 cr and above
51
8%
Rs.2 crores to 5 crores
80
13%
Rs. 50 lakhs to 2 crores
102
17%
Rs.10 lakhs to 50 lakhs
195
32%
less than  Rs. 10 lakhs
184
30%
Table: Share of wealth amongst contesting candidates

·         High asset candidates:  The 3 richest candidates contesting in  the fifth 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
GONDA
COLONELGANJ
BJP
2,79,62,192
46,26,00,000
49,05,62,192
 49 Crore+
Y
2
AMETHI
AMETHI
INC
8,60,81,633
28,16,50,000
36,77,31,633
 36 Crore+
Y
3
AMETHI
TILOI
BJP
4,31,70,454
28,39,59,000
32,71,29,454
 32 Crore+
Y
Table: Top three candidates with highest declared assets

·         Crorepati CandidatesOut of the 612 candidates, 168 (27%) are crorepatis.
·         Party wise Crorepati Candidates: 43(84%) out of 51 candidates from BSP, 38(75%) out of 51 candidates from BJP, 32 (76%) out of 42 candidates from SP, 7(50%) out of 14 candidates from INC, 9(30%) out of 30 candidates from RLD and 14(6%) out of 220 Independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.
·         Average assets: The average of assets per candidate contesting in the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections is Rs 1.56 Crores.
·         Party wise average assets: Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 14 INC candidates is Rs.4.40 crores, 51 BJP candidates is Rs 4.64 crores, 51 BSP candidates have average assets of Rs 4.16 crores, 42 SP candidates have average assets worth Rs 3.48 crores, 30 RLD candidates have average assets worth Rs 2.20 crores, and 220 Independent candidates have average assets of Rs. 44.96 lakhs.
·         Zero asset candidate:    There are no candidates who have declared zero assets in their self sworn affidavits.  
·         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
AMBEDKAR NAGAR
ALAPUR (SC)
Uttar Pradesh Republican Party
1,000
0
1,000
 1 Thou+
N
2
BASTI
KAPTANGANJ
IND
10,290
0
10,290
 10 Thou+
N
3
BAHRAICH
BALHA (SC)
IND
12,000*
0
12,000
 12 Thou+
Y
Table: Candidates with declared lowest assets
  * Candidates who have 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 Name
Total Assets(Rs)
Liabilities (Rs)
Disputed liabilities (Rs)
PAN Given
1
BASTI
BASTI SADAR
IND
16,49,93,996
 16 Crore+
6,18,00,000
 6 Crore+
Y
2
BAHRAICH
BAHARAICH
SP
9,93,12,472
 9 Crore+
5,94,00,000
 5 Crore+
Y
3
GONDA
COLONELGANJ
BSP
4,61,29,320
 4 Crore+
4,36,17,000
 4 Crore+
Y
Table: Top three candidates with high liabilities
# disputed liabilities

·         Undeclared PAN:  A total of 156 (25.5%) candidates have not declared their PAN details.
·         Candidates with high income as declared in the ITR*: Only 3 candidates have declared total annual income of more than Rs 50 lakhs. The top 3 candidates  with highest income 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
BSP
JALALPUR
AMBEDKAR NAGAR
21,08,13,416  21 Crore+
2015-2016
59,68,608  59 Lacs+
59,68,608  59 Lacs+
2