727 Crorepati Candidates Contesting in MP Assembly Polls, 200 from BJP, 196 from Congress

Bhopal: Twenty-nine per cent of the candidates contesting in the assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh are crorepatis. Out of the 2,534 candidates in the fray in the Madhya Pradesh assembly polls, 727 are crorepatis, stated a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Madhya Pradesh Election Watch.

This report was prepared by analyzing the self-sworn affidavits of all 2,534 candidates contesting in the Madhya Pradesh 2023 assembly elections.

Out of 230 candidates of the BJP, 200 (87 per cent) are crorepatis. Similarly, 196 (85 per cent) out of 230 candidates from the Congress are worth more than one crore. AAP also has 39 (59 per cent) crorepatis among its 66 candidates. Fifty four out of 181 candidates from the BSP have declared assets valued at more than Rs 1 crore.

There are 265 candidates i.e. 10 per cent of the 2,534 with assets more than Rs 5 crore, 250 candidates, which is 10 per cent with assets between Rs 2 to Rs 5 crore, 506 candidates, which is 20 per cent, having assets between Rs 50 lakh to Rs 2 crore.

This report proves that all major political parties are promoting wealthy candidates.

Polling for the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly will be held on November 17.

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