The analysis with the aid of the Association for Democratic Reforms confirmed that at least 1,070 or thirteen% candidates contesting the Lok Sabha polls have critical criminal prices even as 2,297 or 29% maintain belongings worth extra than Rs one crore. It additionally confirmed that the common belongings of 335 re-contesting MPs rose using forty-one % all through the beyond five years from Rs Rs sixteen.79 crore in 2014 to Rs 23.Sixty-five crore in 2019. However, one of the silver linings is that there is a boom of girls applicants, although marginal,
this time clocking 716 or nine% from the fairer sex submitting the nominations as against 640 or eight% in 2014 and 556 or 7% in 2009. The ADR evaluation is based totally on the look at self-sworn affidavits of seven,928 out of eight,049 applicants contesting in the ongoing Lok Sabha Sabha 2019 elections from Phase 1 to 7. Out of the 1,070 candidates with critical criminal costs, the best wide variety of 124 (29%) belong to
BJP observed by using 107 (26%) of Congress, sixty-one (sixteen%) of BSP, 24 (35%) of CPI(M) and 292 (9%) independents. In 2014 elections, this wide variety became 908 (11%) out of 8,205 candidates and 608 (8%) in 2009 polls. Of this, fifty-six applicants have declared convicted instances towards themselves at the same time as fifty-five have homicide costs in opposition to them. Candidates with instances of crimes towards girls are 126, while 95 applicants have declared cases related to hate speech.