New Delhi, Feb 10 (UNI) Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) on Saturday stated that at least 22 candidates out of 297 candidates – about 7 per cent- contesting the Tripura Assembly election on February 18, have criminal cases against them.
Of these six percent, 17 candidates had declared serious cases against them, including one candidate, Martujuddin Choudhury, an independent candidate had declared a case related to murder. Six candidate had declared cases related to attempt to murder, the ADR report said.
Among the parties 11 out of 51 candidates from the BJP, 4 out of 59 candidates from the Congress, 2 out of 57 candidates from CPI(M), 2 out of 9 candidates from Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) and 1(4%) out of 24 candidates from AITC have declared criminal cases against them in the affidavit.
The ADR report also said that out of the 297 candidates, 35 are crorepatis, which the BJP has highest number of crorepatis- 18 and the Congress has nine and the ruling CPI(M) has four. 
The average assets per candidate contesting in the Tripura polls is Rs 46.92 lakhs, said the ADR report. 
Among the parties, the average assets per candidate for 51 BJP candidates hav average assets wrth R.s. 1.35 crore, 59 INC candidates is Rs 53.16 lakhs, 57 CPI (M) candidates have average assets of Rs 39.91 lakhs, 24 AITC candidates have average assets worth Rs 9.93 lakhs, 15 INPT candidates have average assets worth Rs 36.44 lakhs, 9 IPFT candidates have average assets worth Rs 23 lakhs and 25 Independent candidates have average assets of Rs. 7.25 lakhs.
BJP’s Jushnu Devvarma, contesting from Charilam constituency, is the high asset candidate in 
Tripura Assembly election, the ADR reports said.

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