Bihar Polls Phase II: One-Third of the Candidates Faces Serious Criminal Charges

By in Top News on October 10, 2015

New Delhi: Out of 456 candidates, around one-third of the candidates for the second phase of Bihar Assembly polls have asserted criminal cases against them. BJP, JD-U and RJD occupy the maximum number of such candidates, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said on Friday.

Total 456 candidates are in a battle for the second phase of the Bihar Assembly polls. Polling for 32 seats will be held on October 16.

“Out of the total of 456 candidates, 110 (24 percent) candidates have asserted serious criminal cases which include cases related to murder, communal disharmony, attempt to murder, kidnapping and crime against women. while 142 (31 percent) candidates have asserted criminal cases against themselves,” the ADR said in a statement.

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