An research at the foundation of the affidavits of candidates in each levels of the Gujarat Assembly polls has published that 38 Congress candidates face severe criminal charges. In 2012, 21 candidates from Congress facing criminal charges contested elections.
The comparability was once made with BJP who at 13 according to cent remained the similar as 2012. The research, carried out by way of the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) and the Gujarat Election Watch.
There has been 10 according to cent building up in the selection of candidates with criminal background as in comparison to the celebration’s candidates for the 2012 assembly polls. “In 2012, 21 Congress candidates out of 171, that is 12 per cent, were facing such serious charges. This time, as many as 38 candidates out of 174 candidates, that is 22 per cent, are facing such charges,” the research published.
In 2012, out of general 180 candidates analysed, 24 BJP candidates had been facing severe charges, mentioned the comparative research launched by way of ADR.
As according to the research, for 2017 Gujarat elections, out of the overall 175 BJP candidates, 23 candidates are facing charges of homicide, try to homicide, theft, abduction and rape.
The research launched on Thursday by way of ADR was once executed for 822 of the 851 candidates contesting in the second one segment of the Gujarat assembly polls. The 2d segment of elections will happen on December 14 for 93 assembly seats.
The research confirmed that 101 candidates, accounting for round 12 according to cent, had been facing criminal circumstances, together with severe charges. The research additionally confirmed general of 64 of the 101 nominees had been concerned in severe criminal circumstances.
A celebration-wise research discovered that 13 out of 86 BJP candidates had been facing severe criminal charges, whilst the Congress gave tickets to as many as 18 such candidates for the second one segment of the polls.
The two major events had been adopted by way of two candidates from the BSP, 3 from the NCP and 7 from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and 14 independents, it mentioned.