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Loksabha polls phase 1: MK Subba richest candidate with Rs 306 crore

New Delhi : The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has analysed the self sworn affidavits of all 64 candidates contesting in the Lok Sabha elections phase one. Five Lok Sabha seats in Assam and 1 Lok Sabha seat in Tripura are voting in the first phase on April 7. Of total 64 candidates 6 are facing criminal cases and 3 of them are facing very serious cases. There are 17 crorepati candidates in the fray. Rs 5.75 crore is the average assets of the candidates. They are facing variety of criminal cases including rape and attempt to murder. The Assom Gana Parishad (AGP) has fielded 5 candidates with criminal cases. The 'lottery king' Moni Kumar Subba is the richest candidate with declared assets worth over Rs 306 crore.

He is the richest candidate from the entire Northeast region and one of the richest in the country. Out of 64 candidates, only 10 candidates have declared assets less than Rs 4 lakh. Independent candidate from Lakhimpur Hrishikesh Baruah is the poorest with declared income of just Rs 9000. Thirty-one per cent of the candidates have studied up to 12 standard and below and 69 per cent are graduate and above. Fifty-five per cent candidates are in the age group of 25-50 years and 41 per cent are in the age group of 51-70 years while 3 per cent candidates are above the age 70 years. A total of 91 per cent of the candidates are male and just nine per cent female.
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