Of the 690 winners, 614 are male, while 76 or only 11 percent are female, indicating lower participation or victory of female candidates.

As many as 45 percent of newly elected lawmakers in five states’ elections have declared criminal cases against them in their self-sworn affidavits, a report from the Association of Democratic Reforms and National Election Watch has revealed. The report, based on an analysis of the self-sworn affidavits provided by candidates at the time of the poll’s nomination, shows that of the 690 winning candidates in five states of Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, 312 (45%) have declared criminal cases against themselves. Of them, 219 (32%) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves, the report said.

Of the 690 seats, the BJP won 356, the Samajwadi party 111, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 94 and the Congress 55 and the peace was packed by smaller parties. Of the BJP’s 356 MLAs, 134 are facing criminal cases, while 71 of the 111 SP MLAs, 52 of the 94 of the AAP and 24 of the 55 of Congress are facing criminal cases. In Uttar Pradesh, 39 percent of the winning candidates have registered serious cases against themselves, 23 percent in Punjab, 33 percent in Goa, 14 percent in Uttarakhand and 18 percent in Manipur.

As many as 87 percent or 598 candidates are crorepatis. In the field of education, 178 (26%) winning candidates stated that their educational qualification is between 5th and 12th, while 487 (71%) candidates are graduates or have a higher degree, while 15 candidates are diploma holders. As many as nine winners have declared that they are simply literate and one did not share his educational qualification.

In total, 104 (15%) elected members indicated their age as between 25 and 40 years, while 416 (60%) winning candidates indicated that they are between 41 and 60 years old. There are 168 (24%) winning candidates who have stated that they are between 61 and 80 years old and 2 winning candidates have stated that they are over 80 years old.

Of the 690 winners, 614 are male, while 76 or only 11 percent are female, indicating lower participation or victory of female candidates.


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