National Election Watch 15% of the candidates contesting the Punjab elections have declared criminal cases (all major parties have given tickets to tainted candidates), 65% are crorepatis & only 7% are women

Please find attached the report on Analysis of Criminal, Financial and other background details of contesting candidates of Punjab.

Highlights of the Report:

61 candidates out of the 408 candidates analyzed with self declared pending criminal cases against them are contesting the Punjab 2012 Assembly Elections.
Out of these 61 candidates, 22 candidates have declared serious pending criminal cases such as murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, robbery etc against them.
All major parties have given tickets to candidates with pending criminal cases. INC has 23 out of 116 (20%), SAD has 18 out of 93 (19%), BSP has 9 out of 61 (15%), PPP has 7 out of 89
(8%)candidates analyzed with pending criminal cases.
A total of 266 candidates out of 408 analyzed i.e. 65% are crorepati. In the Assembly Elections of 2007, a total of 184 candidates out of 462 analyzed (40%) were crorepati.
Out of 408 candidates analyzed for Punjab Assembly Elections 2012, only 29 (7%) candidates are women; the number of women candidates for INC is 10 out of 116 (9%), for SAD it is 10 out of 83 (12%),for PPP it is 4 out of 89 (4%), for BSP it is 2 out of 61(3%) and for BJP it is 2 out of 21 (10%).
Education and Age Analysis also attached.
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