103 candidates in fourth phase have criminal cases against them

In fourth phase as many as 103 candidates contesting in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls have criminal cases pending against them, Out of the 297 candidates analysed by National Election Watch for the fourth phase of assembly elections, 103 candidates have declared criminal cases against them, former DGP MC Dwivedi of UP election watch told reporters here.

He is followed by SP’s Veer Singh, who is also son of slain dacoit Shiv Kumar alias Dadua from Chitrakoot with nine cases and independent candidate Raghuranj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya from Kunda (Pratapgarh) with eight criminal cases, he said. In the fourth phase too, SP tops the chart with 29 such candidates, followed by Congress 25, SP'>BSP 18, BJP 11, Peace Party seven and Apna dal and JD(U) 5 each.

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