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UP polls: 160 crorepatis, 126 with criminal cases in 6th phase

NEW DELHI: A total of 160 crorepati candidates are in the fray in the sixth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections to be held on Saturday, says a report.

Also, 126 candidates have declared criminal cases against them, the report by UP Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) that analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 635 candidates from 78 political parties, including six national parties, five state parties, 67 unrecognised parties and 175 independent candidates who are contesting in the sixth phase of UP assembly elections.

Of the 635 candidates, 160 are crorepatis, the report released today by the think-tank said.

The report said that 35 candidates out of 49 from BSP, 33 of 45 from BJP, 28 of 40 from SP, 6 of 10 from INC, 8 of 36 from RLD and 23 of 175 Independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs 1 crore.

The average assets per candidate contesting in the sixth phase of UP assembly elections is Rs 1.59 crore. (AGENCIES)

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