Number of candidates with criminal record increased in Gujarat, AAP maximum 36% tickets | gujarat election news

Ahmedabad: One out of every five candidates is in the fray in the first phase of elections. gujarat assembly election faces criminal charges, according to an analysis of 788 candidates for 89 seats by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
The analysis shows that 21% of the total candidates in the first phase have a criminal record, which is higher than the 15% in these seats in the 2017 elections. Importantly, the percentage of those facing serious criminal charges increased from 8% in 2017 to 13% in these elections. These crimes include electoral malpractices, damage to public exchequer, assault, murder, kidnapping and rape.
Among political parties, AAP has fielded the maximum number of candidates with criminal cases. Of the 88 candidates fielded by the party, 36% have a criminal record, with 30% facing serious charges.
in the middle Congress Designated, 35% are facing criminal charges, and 20% are dealing with felony charges. For the BJP, 16% of its candidates have criminal charges against them, and 12% of them have serious charges against them.
In the first phase of 2017 elections, Congress had 36% candidates with criminal cases, BJP 25% and AAP 11%.
Constituencies with three or more candidates with criminal records have also increased from 22 in 2017 to 25 in 2022.
Of the 15 candidates for the Limbdi constituency in the 2022 election, seven have criminal cases against them. In other constituencies, which are called ‘red alert constituencies’ by the ADR, the situation is no different. In Surat district’s Karanj seat, four of the eight candidates have criminal records, while three of the four candidates have dediapada The Narmada district seat has criminal charges.

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