Pune Municipal Corporation​ Election:Criminal Background of Candidates

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Maharashtra Election Watch have analysed the self- sworn affidavits of 767 out of 1090 candidates, who are contesting for the Pune Municipal Corporation 2017, scheduled to be held on 21st February, 2017. There are total 162 seats spread across 41 wards. The rest of the affidavits were not analysed as they were not available or uploaded on the website at the time of making this report. Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Maharashtra Election Watchhave also analysed the self- sworn affidavits of 541 candidates out of 774 who are contesting for the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Elections, scheduled to be held on 21st February, 2017. There are total 128 seats spread across 32 wards that will elect 4 members from each ward. The rest of the affidavits were not analysed as they were not available or uploaded on the website at the time of making this report.
The Full Report is available here:
The main Highlights of the analysis is given below:
Pune Municipal Corporation

Criminal Background

  • Out of the 767 candidates analyzed,128 candidates or 17 % declared declared criminal cases against them.Nationalist Congress Party had 25 out of 92 (27 %), Shivsena had 24 out of 95 (25 %), Bhartiya Janata Party had 22 out of 106 (21 %), Maharashtra Navnirman Sena had 12 out of 82 (15 %), Indian National Congress had 11 out of 56 (20 %), Bahujan Samaj Party had 4 out of 41 (10 %), All India Majlis e Ittehadul Muslimeen had 3 out of 17 (18 %) candidates with declared criminal cases.
  • Out of these 128 candidates with declared criminal cases, 93 (12 %) had declared serious criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion etc. Shivsena had 20 , Nationalist Congress Party had 15 , Bhartiya Janata Party had 14 , Maharashtra Navnirman Sena had 9 , Indian National Congress had 6 , Bahujan Samaj Party had 4 , All India Majlis e Ittehadul Muslimeen had 1 .

Party Wise Total Candidates with declared criminal cases

Party Name

Total number of candidates analyzed

candidates with declared Criminal Cases

% of candidates with declared criminal cases

candidates with serious declared criminal cases

% of candidates with serious declared criminal cases

BHARTIYA JANATA PARTY

106

22

20.8 %

14

13.2 %

SHIVSENA

95

24

25.3 %

20

21.1 %

NATIONALIST CONGRESS PARTY

92

25

27.2 %

15

16.3 %

MAHARASHTRA NAVNIRMAN SENA

82

12

14.6 %

9

11.0 %

INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

56

11

19.6 %

6

10.7 %

BAHUJAN SAMAJ PARTY

41

4

9.8 %

4

9.8 %

IND

26

4

15.4 %

3

11.5 %

ALL INDIA MAJLIS E ITTEHADUL MUSLIMEEN

17

3

17.6 %

1

5.9 %

Others

252

23

9.1%

21

8.3S%

Total

767

128

16.7%

93

12.1%

Financial Background

 

·   Crorepati Candidates: Out of the 767 candidates analyzed, 261 (34%) are crorepatis.

·   Average Assets: The average assets per candidate analyzed for this election, is Rs. 3.61 Crores.

·   High AssetsThe candidate with highest declared total assets  is Rekha Chandkant Tigare who is contesting from Ward No. 1,with assets worth Rs. 134 crores+. The top ten candidates with highest declared assets are: –

S.No.

Name

Municipal Corporation

Ward No.

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

रेखा चंद्रकांत टिंगरे

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

1

Nationalist Congress Party

1,28,19,866

1,33,00,98,000

1,34,29,17,866
134 Crore+

N

2

Akrur Babanrao Kudale

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

33

Nationalist Congress Party

38,71,29,114

60,50,01,204

99,21,30,318
99 Crore+

N

3

Sunil Balkrushna Gaikwad

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

22

Shivsena

82,07,484

80,30,80,000

81,12,87,484
81 Crore+

N

4

Ashok Dnyaneshwar Murkute

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

8

Nationalist Congress Party

1,95,12,066

72,63,50,303

74,58,62,369
74 Crore+

N

5

Reshma Anil Bhosale

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

7

Other

21,23,68,165

43,07,25,000

64,30,93,165
64 Crore+

N

6

Ramesh Dattatray Adhav

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

3

Nationalist Congress Party

1,87,05,614

55,00,64,980

56,87,70,594
56 Crore+

N

7

Shrikant Shashikant Jagtap

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

34

Bhartiya Janata Party

1,66,24,776

51,92,28,000

53,58,52,776
53 Crore+

N

8

Kalpana Sambhaji Thorve

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

40

Shivsena

3,21,11,181

50,36,63,516

53,57,74,697
53 Crore+

N

9

Nita Anant Dangat

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

33

Bhartiya Janata Party

1,59,80,456

49,68,72,570

51,28,53,026
51 Crore+

N

10

Smita Mahadev Babar

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

27

Shivsena

4,83,85,589

44,65,05,618

49,48,91,207
49 Crore+

N

 

Table 2: Candidates declaring high assets

 

·   Zero AssetsThere are 6 candidates  contesting from Pune Mahanagarpalika who have declared zero assets.

S.No.

Name

Municipal Corporation

Ward No.

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Devdas Dattatray Lonkar

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

27

Other

0

0

0

N

2

Vilas Rangnath Ghogare

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

14

IND

0

0

0

N

3

Vijay Dnyanoba Pawar

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

37

Other

0

0

0

N

4

Vishnu Digambar Garud

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

33

Other

0

0

0

N

5

Madhuri Shriram Sahasrabudhe

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

13

Bhartiya Janata Party

0

0

0

N

6

Megha Mayur Atale

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

31

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena

0

0

0

N

 

 

·   Low AssetsThere are 68 (excluding the one declaring zero assets) candidates who have declared low assets below Rs. 1 lakhs.

·   Candidates with high Liabilities: The candidate with highest declared total  liabilities is Ganesh Madukar Bidkar who is contesting from Ward No. 16 having liabilities of Rs. 11.92 crores. The top ten candidates with highest declared liabilities  are given below :-

S.No.

Name

Municipal Corporation

Ward No.

Party Name

Total Assets(Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

1

Ganesh Madhukar Bidkar

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

16

Bhartiya Janata Party

23,30,54,197
23 Crore+

11,92,11,065
11 Crore+

2

Sameer Gopinath Tupe

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

22

Shivsena

17,22,82,683
17 Crore+

8,25,78,031
8 Crore+

3

Prakash Vitthal Kadam

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

38

Nationalist Congress Party

43,75,64,839
43 Crore+

8,08,00,419
8 Crore+

4

Reshma Anil Bhosale

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

7

Other

64,30,93,165
64 Crore+

7,34,02,782
7 Crore+

5

Abhijit Madhavrao Kadam

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

40

Bhartiya Janata Party

30,05,76,716
30 Crore+

6,71,70,258
6 Crore+

6

Ramesh Dattatray Adhav

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

3

Nationalist Congress Party

56,87,70,594
56 Crore+

6,03,16,006
6 Crore+

7

Pournima Vinayak Nimbalkar

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

34

Shivsena

8,28,38,789
8 Crore+

4,91,51,849
4 Crore+

8

Balasaheb Hanumant Malusare

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

18

Shivsena

11,15,46,381
11 Crore+

4,74,01,852
4 Crore+

9

Dilip Tukaram Vedepatil

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

10

Bhartiya Janata Party

37,67,16,045
37 Crore+

3,88,49,381
3 Crore+

10

Sangita Dattatray Gaikwad

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

8

Indian National Congress

33,20,09,910
33 Crore+

3,85,67,744
3 Crore+

 Table 3: Candidates with high liabilities

 

·         Candidates with High Income as declared in ITR*:  Only 15 out of 767 candidates have declared a total annual income of more than Rs. 50 Lakhs +.  Declared ITR of top 5 candidates is given below –

S.No.

Name

Party Name

Ward No.

Municipal Corporation

Total Asset (Rs)

The financial year for which the last income tax return has been filed by candidate

Total income shown by candidate in ITR (Self+Spouse+Dependent) (Rs)

Self income shown by candidate in ITR (Rs)

1

Vijay Zumbar More

Nationalist Congress Party

23

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

8,22,69,667

8 Crore+

Not Given

4,68,25,270

 4 Crore+

4,68,25,270

 4 Crore+

2

Ganesh Madhukar Bidkar

Bhartiya Janata Party

16

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

23,30,54,197

23 Crore+

Not Given

97,74,292

97 Lacs+

97,74,292

97 Lacs+

3

Akrur Babanrao Kudale

Nationalist Congress Party

33

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

99,21,30,318

99 Crore+

Not Given

85,91,760

 85 Lacs+

85,91,760

 85 Lacs+

4

Hema Dilip Navale

Bhartiya Janata Party

33

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

16,24,47,568

 16 Crore+

Not Given

75,25,649

75 Lacs+

75,25,649

  75 Lacs+

5

Shailesh Balasaheb Charwad

Nationalist Congress Party

34

PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA

6,22,55,993

6 Crore+

Not Given

75,00,369

75 Lacs+

75,00,369

 75 Lacs+

 Table 4: Candidates with high income as declared in ITR*

 *Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents

 

Other Background Details

·      Age Details of Candidates:  18 candidates have declared their ages to be between 21 to 24 years, 120 candidates have declared their ages to be between 25 to 30 years, 279 candidates have declared their ages to be between 31 to 40 years, 233 candidates have declared their ages to be between 41 to 50 years, 102 candidates have declared their ages to be between 51 to 60 years while 15 candidates have declared their ages to be between 61 to 70 years.

Age Group (In Years)

Number of Candidates Analyzed

1-24

18

25-30

120

31-40

279

41-50

233

51-60

102

61-70

15

Total

767

Table 5: Age Report

·      Gender Details of Candidates:   Out of total 767 analyzed candidates, 415(54%) are men whereas 351 (46%) are women.

Total candidates analyzed

Men

Women

Unknown

767

415

351

1

Table 6: Gender Report
Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation
 

Criminal Background

·         Candidates with Criminal Cases: 63 (12%) out of 541 analyzed candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

·         Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 46 (9%) out of 541 analyzed candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves like murder, attempt to murder, criminal intimidation, habitual dealing in slave, voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means,  robbery, house-trespass, Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property,  etc.

 

·         Party wise Candidates with declared Criminal Cases:

14 (19%) out of 74 candidates analysed from BJP, 12 (17%) out of 70 candidate analysed from NCP, 8 (13%) out of 60 candidate analysed from Shivsena, 2 (5%) out of 39 candidate analysed from INC and 1 (4%) out of 23 candidates analysed from MNS have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

·         Party wise Candidates with declared Serious Criminal Cases:     9 (12%) out of 74 candidates analysed from BJP, 8 (11%) out of 70 candidate analysed from NCP, 6 (11%) out of 60 candidate analysed from Shivsena, 1 (3%) out of 39candidate analysed from INC and 1 (4%) out of 23 candidates analysed from MNS have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

Party Name

Total number of candidates analyzed

candidates with declared Criminal Cases

% of candidates with declared criminal cases

candidates with serious declared criminal cases

% of candidates with serious declared criminal cases

Other

146

14

10%

11

8 %

Independent

102

11

11 %

9

9 %

Bhartiya Janata Party

74

14

19 %

9

12%

Nationalist Congress Party

70

12

17 %

8

11%

Shivsena

60

8

13 %

6

10%

Indian National Congress

39

2

5 %

1

3 %

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena

23

1

4 %

1

4 %

Others

27

0

0%

0

0%

Total

541

63

12%

46

9%

Table 1: Party wise candidates with criminal cases

 

Financial Background

 

·   Crorepati Candidates: Out of the 541 analyzed candidates, 215 (40%) are crorepatis.

·   Party wise Crorepati Candidates:   50 (68%) out of 74 candidates from BJP, 39 (56%) out of 70 candidates from NCP, 26 (43%) out of 60 candidate analysed from Shivsena and 10 (26%) out of 39 candidate analysed from INC are Crorepatis.

Party Name

Number Of Candidates Analyzed

No Of Crorepatis

Percentage Of Crorepati Candidates

Independent

102

56

55%

Bhartiya Janata Party

74

50

68%

Nationalist Congress Party

70

39

56%

Other

146

32

22%

Shivsena

60

26

43%

Indian National Congress

39

10

26%

Other

50

2

0%

Total

541

215

40%

Table 2: Party wise crorepati candidates

·         Average Assets:  The average asset per candidate for this election is Rs. 2.87 crore per candidate.

·         Party wise average assets :

Party Name

Number of Candidates Analyzed

Average Assets (Rs)

Other

146

Rs 1,14,59,544
~ 1 Crore+

IND

102

Rs 3,84,44,476
~ 3 Crore+

Bhartiya Janata Party

74

Rs 4,14,28,617
~ 4 Crore+

Nationalist Congress Party

70

Rs 5,75,92,885
~ 5 Crore+

Shivsena

60

Rs 3,39,93,498
~ 3 Crore+

Indian National Congress

39

Rs 1,84,32,207
~ 1 Crore+

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena

23

Rs 11,63,404
~ 11 Lacs+

Bahujan Samaj Party

12

Rs 7,73,309
~ 7 Lacs+

All India Majlis e Ittehadul Muslimeen

9

Rs 11,71,511
~ 11 Lacs+

Others

3

Rs 1,45,15,624
~ 1 Crore+

Samajwadi Party

2

Rs 15,80,000
~ 15 Lacs+

Janata Dal Secular

1

Rs 80,06,000
~ 80 Lacs+

All Parties

541

Rs 2,87,45,675

Table 3: Party wise average assets

·   High AssetsThe candidate with highest declared total assets  is Sandeep Balkrishna Waghere who is contesting from ward no 21 as Independent with assets worth Rs. 87 crores+. The top ten candidates with highest declared assets are: –

S.No.

Name

Ward no

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

1

Sandeep Balkrishna Waghere

21

IND

7,69,28,819

79,75,17,941

87,44,46,760
87 Crore+

2

Gurbux Vishandas Pahlani

19

Nationalist Congress Party

36,96,19,348

21,98,25,283

58,94,44,631
58 Crore+

3

Anita Devidas Tambe

27

Shivsena

26,69,412

44,23,00,000

44,49,69,412
44 Crore+

4

Rahul Tanaji Kalate

25

Shivsena

5,71,34,198

37,75,92,210

43,47,26,408
43 Crore+

5

Vikrant Vilas Lande

8

Nationalist Congress Party

6,68,57,279

36,70,24,600

43,38,81,879
43 Crore+

6

Ramadhar Nankulal Yadav

21

IND

43,49,169

39,45,20,012

39,88,69,181
39 Crore+

7

Shatrughna Sitaram Kate

28

Bhartiya Janata Party

50,95,593

37,37,89,367

37,88,84,960
37 Crore+

8

Swati Chandrakant Kate

30

IND

9,42,83,743

23,29,66,808

32,72,50,551
32 Crore+

9

Bhausaheb Sopanrao Bhoir

17

Nationalist Congress Party

3,51,28,751

28,87,85,082

32,39,13,833
32 Crore+

10

Bhuleshwar Tukaram Nandgude

26

Indian National Congress

2,85,08,725

27,80,81,100

30,65,89,825
30 Crore+

Table 4: Candidates declaring high assets

 

·   Zero AssetsThere are only 5 candidates, who declared zero assets.

 

·   Low Assets There are 65 (excluding the 5 declaring zero assets) candidates who declared assets below Rs. 2 lakhs, in this election.

·   Candidates with high Liabilities: The candidate with highest declared total  liabilities is Vikrant Vilas Lande who is contesting from ward no 8 having liabilities of Rs. 18 Crores +. The top ten candidates with highest declared liabilities  are given below :-

S.No.

Name

Ward no

Party Name

Total Assets(Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

1

Vikrant Vilas Lande

8

Nationalist Congress Party

43,38,81,879
43 Crore+

18,67,79,909
18 Crore+

2

Ram Hanumant Wakadkar

25

Bhartiya Janata Party

25,78,01,655
25 Crore+

14,58,90,349
14 Crore+

3

Sandeep Balkrishna Waghere

21

IND

87,44,46,760
87 Crore+

8,55,26,700
8 Crore+

4

Sanjay Malharrao Wabale

8

Nationalist Congress Party

13,67,44,831
13 Crore+

4,45,08,426
4 Crore+

5

Usha Sanjog Waghere

21

Nationalist Congress Party

9,92,00,609
9 Crore+

4,16,89,005
4 Crore+

6

Rajendra Tanaji Gawade

18

IND

7,60,29,100
7 Crore+

3,31,17,332
3 Crore+

7

Satish Dagdu Darekar

23

Nationalist Congress Party

28,99,46,443
28 Crore+

3,10,75,533
3 Crore+

8

Madhuri Satish Darekar

24

Nationalist Congress Party

28,92,36,043
28 Crore+

3,10,71,551
3 Crore+

9

Vilas Eknath Nandgude

26

Nationalist Congress Party

27,45,48,556
27 Crore+

2,92,98,618
2 Crore+

10

Shatrughna Sitaram Kate

28

Bhartiya Janata Party

37,88,84,960
37 Crore+

2,88,19,332
2 Crore+

Table 5: Candidates with high liabilities

 

·         Candidates with High Income as declared in ITR*:  Only 4 out of 541 candidates have declared a total annual income of more than Rs. 1 crore +.  Declared ITR of top 5 candidates is given below –

S.No.

Name

Party Name

Ward no

Total Asset (Rs)

The financial year for which the last income tax return has been filed by candidate

Total income shown by candidate in ITR (Self+Spouse+Dependent) (Rs)

1

Anita Sandeep Kate

IND

28

9,06,23,346

9 Crore+

Not Given

2,72,68,645

 2 Crore+

2

Rajendra Ganpat Jagtap

IND

31

11,03,40,705

11 Crore+

Not Given

2,49,99,176

2 Crore+

3

Dhananjay Vitthal Kalbhor

Bhartiya Janata Party

15

16,96,02,128

16 Crore+

Not Given

1,38,32,751

 1 Crore+

4

Sanjay Malharrao Wabale

Nationalist Congress Party

8

13,67,44,831

 13 Crore+

Not Given

1,00,80,000

1 Crore+

5

Rajendra Tanaji Gawade

IND

18

7,60,29,100

7 Crore+

Not Given

95,38,530

95 Lacs+

Table 6: Candidates with high income as declared in ITR*

 *Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents

 Other Background Details

 

·      Age Details of Candidates:  20 candidates have declared their ages to be between 21 to 24 years, 75 candidates have declared their ages to be between 25 to 30 years, 211 candidates have declared their ages to be between 31 to 40 years, 167 candidates have declared their ages to be between 41 to 50 years, 59 candidates have declared their ages to be between 51 to 60 years, 8 candidates have declared their ages to be between 61 to 70 years while only 1 candidate had declared his age to be between 71 to 80 years.

Age Group

Number of Candidates Analyzed

21-24

20

25-30

75

31-40

211

41-50

167

51-60

59

61-70

8

71-80

1

Total

541

Table 7: Age Report

·      Gender Details of Candidates:   Out of total 541 analyzed candidates, 285 (53%) are men whereas 256 (47%) are women.

Total candidates analyzed

Men

Women

541

285

256

Table 8: Gender Report

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