Amit Shah tops list of ‘criminal’ candidates

Amit Shah

A Congress candidate from Amraiwadi, Bipin Gadhavi is facing a charge related to wearing a garb or carrying token used by soldier, sailor or airman

A GPP candidate from Patan, Mema Chaudhary is facing a charge related to abatement of desertion of soldier, sailor or airman

Assembly polls and the candidates

Out of the 955 candidates analysed, 192 or 20% of the candidates have criminal cases against them. In 2007 assembly elections, this figure stood at 23%

Congress has given tickets to 55 candidates who have criminal cases, BJP to 48, BSP to 10, JD(U) to 9, SP to 8, NCP to 5, GPP to 34

A total of 277 candidates are graduates or higher qualifications

A total of 48 candidates are more than 65 years of age

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