Monday May 21, 2018
Home India Bihar polls t...

Bihar polls third phase; sneak peek into the candidatures

0
//
134
Republish
Reprint

NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi:Undoubtedly the high-profile Bihar polls have drawn immense media attention. With two phases done and dusted, Bihar is geared up for the third phase. With the fate of the candidates hanging in perfect balance, a candid analysis of the profile of the candidates will provide a vivid picture of those who would represent the people of Bihar in the near future.

It was noted in the third phase that out of all the 808 candidates, 215 candidates, 27 per cent, have declared of having criminal cases against themselves.

Serious Crime: Notably, 162 candidates, 20 per cent of the total, have serious criminal cases sued against them. They have been booked against various offences including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, communal disharmony, kidnapping, crimes against women etc. 31 candidates have declared cases related to murder under Indian Penal Code (Section-302). Ajay Kumar, an Independent candidate from Kumhrarh constituency has the maximum murder charges with 8 cases against him.

Murder charge: While five candidates of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have murder charges against them, three of Communist Party of India(Marxist-Leninist) Liberation (CPI (ML)(L)), two from Janata Dal (United) (JD-U), two fielded by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), two candidates of Communist Party of India (CPI) and one each from Samajwadi Party (SP), Garib Janata (Secular), Jan Adhikar Party(Loktantrik) JAP(L)), Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)), Shiv Sena (SHS),  Samras Samaj Party,  BSP, Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party and nine Independent candidates have declared cases related to murder in their affidavits.

Attempt to murder: A total of 57 candidates have declared cases of having attempt to murder (IPC Section-307) chgarges against them.

Crimes against women: 12 candidates have outstanding cases related to crimes against women. These crimes include attempted rape, molestation, outraging of modesty, forcible confinement, torture and others.

Communal disharmony:  Four candidates claimed of having cases relating to causing communal disharmony.

Robbery and dacoity: 13 candidates have declared cases related to robbery and dacoity.

Kidnapping charges:  13 candidates have declared cases related to kidnapping.

BJP topped the charts with 21 out of its 34 candidates (62 %) having criminal charges.

Other notable parties’ statistics are as follows:

CPI – 7 out of 19 (37%),  BSP- 9 out of 47 (19%),

JD(U )-10 out of 18 (56%), SP -12 out of 31 (39%)

RJD-  17 out of 25 (68%) , INC -3 out of 7(43%)

Party wise crorepati candidates: 26 (76%) out of 34 fielded by BJP, 13 (28%) out of 47 candidates of BSP, 13 (72%) out of 18 candidates from JD(U), 5 (71%) out of 7 candidates from INC, 20 (80%) out of 25 candidates from RJD, 16 (52%) out of 31 candidates fielded by SP, 13 (54%) out of 24 candidates of JAP(L), 7 (70%) out of 10 candidates of LJP and 52 (19%) out of 276 Independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.

Education details of candidates: 361 (45%) candidates have declared their education qualification to be between 5 th pass and 12th pass. While 384 (48%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above, 54 candidates have declared themselves to be simple literates.

Gender details of candidates:  The third phase will witness 71 (9%) female candidates are contesting the Bihar assembly elections this year.

(With inputs from Bihar Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms)

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2015 NewsGram

Next Story

Narendra Modi App : Amazing Platform where Prime Minister connects with the citizens

Wanna give ideas to or interact with Prime Minister Narendra Modi? Go and download Narendra Modi app on android and iOs

0
//
608
Narendra Modi App
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (FILE PHOTO)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an amazing sense of connecting with masses. Prime Minister knows the nerve of Indian public and at various instances proves himself as a pan Indian leader. Prime Minster Modi is undoubtedly one of the most tech-savvy global leader and a big promoter of e-governance and m-governance since a long time. Within two months of assuming Prime Minister-ship, he had launched the ambitious myGov project. In continuing the tradition of citizen connect, Prime Minister Modi took another step towards connecting with the people at their convenience by launching Narendra Modi app couple of years back.

Narendra Modi app
Prime Minister launching Narendra Modi App

The Narendra Modi app provides updates on the day-to-day activities of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It presents an opportunity to receive messages and emails directly from Shri Narendra Modi. There is also an option to contribute and earn ‘badges’ through to-do tasks in various social initiatives. Through Narendra Modi app, one can tune-in and listen to the various episodes of ‘Mann ki Baat’, read Prime Minister Modi’s blogs, and get to know more about him from his Biography section. Narendra Modi app also provides comprehensive information on initiatives and achievements of the Union Government, which has an ‘infographics’ section for insights.

Such type of initiative by a global leader gives a strong message how technology can be used by governments to bridge gap between leaders and citizens. apart from this app Prime Minister Modi is also very much active on various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. Prime Minister Modi is the one of the most followed global leader on Twitter.

So what are you waiting for. Go and share some ideas of innovation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and contribute in his vision of “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas”.

– by SHAURYA RITWIK, Shaurya is Sub-Editor at NewsGram and writes on Geo-politcs, Culture, Indology and Business. Twitter Handle – @shauryaritwik