Source- UP Election Watch and Association For Democratic Reforms
69 constituencies of Central UP will go to polls on Sunday 19th February
A total of 826 candidates are in fray.
Total 2.41 crore voters and among them are 1.10 crore women and 1,026 belonging to third gender category.
The 12 districts figuring in this phase are Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Kannauj, Mainpuri, Etawah, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur, Unnao, Lucknow, Barabanki & Sitapur
Maximum – 21 candidates are contesting from Etawah.
Lucknow West and Central have 17 candidates each.
Minimum – three candidates are contesting from Haidergarh seat of Barabanki.
There will be 25,603 polling booths in phase three.
19 of the 69 seats are reserved for scheduled caste candidates.
BJP had fielded most number of candidates with criminal records than any other party in this phase. 21 (31%) of the BJP candidates in this phase have criminal records.
BSP is also close to BJP with almost same number of candidates with a criminal history.
The SP has fielded 13 (22%) candidates with a criminal past, the Congress 5 (36%), and the Rashtriya Lok Dal 5 (13%).
Among the Independents in the fray, 13 (6%) have criminal records.
Out of 826, 250 of them are crorepatis which is around 31% of all the candidates.
SP’s Anup Kumar Gupta, who is fighting the election from Mahol has self declared assets worth Rs 42 crores (Rs 420 million) and he is the richest of all.
Among the poorest candidates are candidates of Communist Party of India’s Mohammad Akram Khan (Lucknow West constituency) and the Awami Samta Party’s Suresh Chandra (Laharpur constituency). Both of them have declared zero assets in their self-sworn affidavits.
418 out of 826 or 51% candidates have declared an educational qualification of graduate or above, while 320 (39%) candidates have declared their educational qualification to be between the 5th and 12th standards.
Only 96 (12%) of the candidates in the fray here are women.