25 October 2010

Crminaliztion of Bihar - a real life view


Asset Comparison of Re‐contesting MLAs in First Phase of Bihar Assembly Elections

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Asset Comparison of Re‐contesting MLAs in First Phase of Bihar Assembly Elections 2010
 
Patna, October 12th 2010: Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW), a nationwide campaign comprising of more than 1200 NGOs and other citizen led organizations, has been working on electoral reforms, improving democracy and governance in India.
 
NEW has analyzed 446 affidavits of candidates contesting for 47 seats in the first phase of Bihar elections. Out of these 446 candidates there are 27 MLAs who are re‐contesting in the first phase of Bihar 2010 assembly elections. This analysis is based on the affidavits filed in 2005 and 2010. It attempts to compare the assets of MLAs from the Bihar Assembly 2005 who are re‐contesting in Bihar Assembly
Elections 2010. 
 
Summary of the Analysis
 
• Number of re‐contesting MLAs – 27
• The average assets of these MLAs as declared in 2005 is Rs 16,74,985 (16.74 lakhs)
• The average assets of these re‐contesting MLAs as declared in 2010 is Rs 67,23,295 (67.23 lakhs)
• Average asset growth for these re‐contesting MLAs is Rs 50,48,311 (50.48 lakhs)
• Percentage growth in assets for these re‐contesting candidates is 301%
• Top three MLAs with maximum increase in their total assets is Jagat Narayan Singh (RJD) from Jhanjharpur with an increase of around Rs 3.9 crores. He is followed by Pradip Kumar Singh (BJP) from Kasba and Nitish Mishra (JD (U)) from Jhanjharpur whose assets have increased by Rs 1.3 crores and Rs 95 lakhs respectively.
• The only one candidate with negative asset growth is Shali Gram Yadav of JD (U). 
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Analysis of Candidates Contesting Second and Third Phases of Bihar 2010 Assembly Elections

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Analysis of Candidates Contesting Second and Third Phases of Bihar 2010 Assembly Elections
  • 219 candidates (44%) with self declared pending criminal charges contesting in the second and third phases of Bihar Assembly Elections.
  • 129 candidates out of these 219 (i.e. 26% of 503 candidates analyzed) have declared serious IPC charges like murder and attempt to murder charges against them.
  • All major parties give tickets to candidate with pending criminal cases. LJP – 71%, BJP – 69%, JD(U) – 66%, RJD – 63%, BSP – 38%, INC – 31%.
  • 272 candidates (54%) have not declared their PAN card details.
  • Toll-free Helpline, SMS, facebook and myneta campaigns announced to help voters choose honest candidates
Patna, October 20th 2010: Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW), a nationwide campaign comprising of more than 1200 NGOs and other citizen led organizations, has been working on electoral reforms, improving democracy and governance in India. NEW has analyzed 503 affidavits of candidates contesting for 85 seats of the second and third phases in Bihar. This report is based on the analysis of these affidavits. There are a total of 93 constituencies going for polls in the second and third phases.
The following pages give the candidate wise, party wise analysis of criminal, financial and other background of the contesting candidates.
For complete analysis on candidates of 2nd and 3rd phase please Click Here
For full details of background of candidates from Phase 1, Phase 2 & Phase 3 Click Here

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