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Manipur: 17% candidates in 2nd phase polls have criminal background

Among the major parties, 4 (40 per cent) out of 10 candidates analysed from JD(U), 4 (22 per cent) out of 18 candidates analysed from INC, 2 (18 per cent ) out of 11 candidates analysed from NPP and 2 (9 per cent) out of 22 candidates analysed from BJP have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

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New Delhi: Around 17 per cent candidates fighting the second phase polls in Manipur have criminal background, a report said on Friday.

According to a report by think tank Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), which analysed the self sworn affidavits of all 92 candidates, 16 (17 percent) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

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Among the major parties, 4 (40 per cent) out of 10 candidates analysed from JD(U), 4 (22 per cent) out of 18 candidates analysed from INC, 2 (18 per cent ) out of 11 candidates analysed from NPP and 2 (9 per cent) out of 22 candidates analysed from BJP have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

Among the major parties 8 (80 per cent ) out of 10 candidates analysed from NPF, 12 (67 per cent ) out of 18 candidates analysed from INC, 14 (64 per cent) out of 22 candidates analysed from BJP, 6 (55 per cent ) out of 11 candidates analysed from NPP and 5 (50 per cent ) out of 10 candidates analysed from JD(U) have declared assets valued more than Rs 1 crore. Second phase of polls in Manipur will be held on March 3. 

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