Uttarakhand elections will be held on February 15th.The Association for Democratic Reforms has done an analysis based on the affidavits of 637 candidates.
The results of the analysis showed that 200 candidates have assets above Rs 1 crore. BJP candidate Satpal Maharaj, who is fighting from Chaubattakhal, is the richest with Rs 80.25 crore.
The poorest are Bahujan Mukti Party’s Manglore candidate Sunil Kumar and independent Rajendra Singh of Lohaghat, who have declared just Rs 500 each as their assets and the average assets is Rs 1.57 crore per candidate, according to the ADR analysis of the election affidavits submitted by the aspirants while filing their nominations.
Fifty-three out of 261 independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs 1 crore.
When it comes to criminal backgrounds, 54 candidates have mentioned serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
While the BJP leads with 27 percent, the ruling Congress follows close with 24 per cent of its candidates having criminal cases against them.
The voters should be mindful when voting for the candidates because it is not a good idea of voting without knowing any information about the candidates.