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After analysing the affidavits uploaded on the Election Commission of India’s website, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) came out with a report on Wednesday saying that of the 259 candidates in Assam, 41 (16 per cent) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves and 34 (13 per cent) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves. Besides, there are 101 crorepatis in the fray.  Elections to the 126-member Assam assembly will be held in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6.

The report, among the major parties, 10 (23 per cent) out of 43 candidates analysed from the Congress, eight (20 per cent) out of 41 candidates analysed from the Assam Jatiya Parishad, three (8 per cent) out of 39 candidates analysed from the BJP and one candidate each from the NCP, AGP and the SUCI(C) have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

“Among the major parties, nine (21 per cent) out of 43 candidates analysed from the Congress, six (15 per cent) out of 41 candidates analysed from the Assam Jatiya Parishad, three (8 per cent) out of 39 candidates analysed from the BJP and one candidate each from the NCP, AGP and the SUCI(C) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits,” the ADR said.  

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