ADR report reveals startling facts about candidates in past Delhi assemblies
New Delhi: The Delhi Assembly elections are just around the corner and the analysis of the past assemblies reveals startling facts about the candidates.
Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), an NGO, released the data of candidates with background and educational qualification.
As per the analysis of the 6th Delhi Assembly of 2015, 34 per cent of the candidates, who filed nominations, were just 12th pass or below.
The ADR had analysed the data of Assembly elections happened in 2008, 2013 and 2015.
In 2015, out of 673 candidates, 230 had assets in crores. However, in 2013, out of 796 candidates, 265 had assets in crores. In 2008, the candidates with assets in crores were 180 in number.
In 6th Assembly, 69 per cent of the candidates declared their age between 25 to 50 years. Only 30 per cent of the candidates had age above 51 years.
The report also said that candidates from criminal background also fled nominations. In 2008, 14 per cent of the candidates had criminal background. On the other hand, in 2015, 17 per cent of the candidates were from criminal background.
They had disclosed the criminal cases filed against them in the affidavit submitted for nomination.