UP Local Assembly Elections 2017: 26.5% Mayoral Candidates Are ‘Crorepatis’ in Second Phase

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Counting of votes for Uttar Pradesh Local Body Elections 2017 (UP Nagar Nikay Chunav) will take place on Friday, December 1.

Lucknow, Nov 17: The second phase of the Uttar Pradesh civic elections will see most number of ‘crorepati’ candidates– 26.5 per cent have assets worth more than Rs 1 crore. 10.8 per cent of the candidates have assets worth Rs 50 lakh, whereas 16.9 per cent candidates have assets worth Rs 25-50 lakh. 43.4 per cent candidates have wealth under Rs 25 lakh.

In the second phase, 189 municipal bodies will go to poll in 25 district. Out of these, six are corporations, 51 are municipal council, 132 nagar panchayats. In these polls, 6.2 per cent candidates are ‘crorepati’, whereas 72 per cent are ‘lakhpati’. 8 per cent candidates have wealth ranging between Rs 50-1 crore.

In the mayoral candidate, 90.4 per cent candidates do not have even one case against them. In municipal corporation elections, only 4.5 per cent candidates have criminal records. 94.5 per cent nagar panchayat candidates don’t have a criminal case against them. Only 2.8 per cent have serious criminal cases against them.

Five mayoral candidates don’t know whether they have a case against them. 51.8 per cent candidates are younger than 45 in mayoral elections. In municipal Councillor elections, 53.6 per cent candidates are young.