Manipur Candidates with Criminal Cases:

Criminal Background

·         Candidates with Criminal Cases: Out of 167 candidates analyzed, 8 (5%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

·        

Criteria for serious criminal cases

1.        Offence for which maximum punishment is of 5 years or more.

2.        If an offence is non-bailable

3.        If it is an electoral offence (for eg. IPC 171E or bribery)

4.        Offence related to loss to exchequer

5.        Offences that are assault, murder, kidnap, rape related

6.        Offences that are mentioned in Representation of the People Act (Section 8)

7.        Offences under Prevention of Corruption Act

8.        Crimes against women.

 

Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 3 (2%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases, including cases related to attempt to murder, cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property etc.

·         Party wise Candidates with Criminal Cases: 4 (11%) out of 38 candidates from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), 2 (5%) out of 37 candidates from Indian National Congress (INC), 1 (10%) out of 10 candidates from Manipur National Democratic Front and 1(17%) out of 6 candidates from Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

·         Party wise Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases:  2 (5%) out of 38 candidates from BJP and 1 (3%) out of 37 candidates from INC have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Background

 

·         Share of wealth among candidates : The share of wealth amongst the candidates contesting in the first phase of assembly elections Manipur is as follows:

Value of assets (Rs.)

No of candidates

Percentage of Candidates

Rs.5 cr and above

3

2%

Rs.2 crores to 5 crores

20

12%

Rs. 50 lakhs to 2 crores

62

37%

Rs.10 lakhs to 50 lakhs

47

28%

less than  Rs. 10 lakhs

35

21%

Table: Share of wealth amongst contesting candidates

 

 

·         High asset candidates:  The 3 richest candidates contesting in the first phase of the Manipur Assembly Elections are given below:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Sehpu Haokip

SENAPATI

SAITU(ST)

Naga Peoples Front

11,96,000

13,00,00,000

13,11,96,000
13 Crore+

Y

2

Konthoujam Krishnakumar

BISHNUPUR

BISHENPUR

BJP

30,68,751

9,14,89,315

9,45,58,066
9 Crore+

Y

3

Kshetrimayum Biren Singh

IMPHAL EAST

LAMLAI

INC

4,31,05,173

4,61,60,000

8,92,65,173
8 Crore+

Y

 Table: Top three candidates with highest declared assets

 

·         Crorepati Candidates: Out of the 167 candidates, 54 (32%) are crorepatis.

·         Party wise Crorepati Candidates: 21(57%) out of 37 candidates from INC, 21 (55%) out of 38 candidates from BJP, 5 (42%) out of 12 candidates from National Peoples Party, 2(25%) out of 8 candidates from North East India Development Party and 2(33%) out of 6 candidates from NCP have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.

·         Average assets: The average of assets per candidate contesting in the first phase of the Manipur Assembly Elections is Rs 1.04 Crore.

·         Party wise average assets: Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 37 INC candidates is Rs. 1.73 crore, 38 BJP candidates is Rs 1.49 crore, 12 National Peoples Party candidates have average assets of Rs 1.06 crores, 10 AITC candidates have average assets worth Rs 32.74 lakhs, 6 NCP candidates have average assets worth Rs 58.74 lakhs, and 14 Independent candidates have average assets of Rs. 26.36 lakhs.

·         Low asset candidates: The three candidates with lowest assets are as follows:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Md. Azizul Haque Khan

IMPHAL EAST

KHETRIGAO

Manipur Peoples Party

7,000*

0

7,000
7 Thou+

Y

2

Ngurrivung

CHURACHANDPUR

TIPAIMUKH(ST)

IND

14,163

0

14,163
14 Thou+

N

3

P. Khamsanglian

CHURACHANDPUR

THANLON(ST)

IND

14,570

0

14,570
14 Thou+

Y

 Table: Candidates with declared lowest assets

 

                                                                                                                                                  

 

·         Candidates with high liabilities: The top three candidates with highest liabilities are as given below:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party Name

Total Assets(Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

1

Okram Henry

Imphal East

Wangkhei

INC

1,92,34,357
1 Crore+

6,08,28,534
6 Crore+

2

Konthoujam Govindas

Bishnupur

Bishenpur

INC

4,38,21,788
4 Crore+

2,70,21,000
2 Crore+

3

Irengbam Hemochandra Singh

Imphal West

Singjamei

INC

3,54,81,015
3 Crore+

1,41,47,920
1 Crore+

 Table: Top three candidates with high liabilities

 

·         Undeclared PAN:  A total of 9 (5%) candidates have not declared their PAN details.

·         Candidates with high income as declared in the ITR*: 10 candidates have declared total annual income of more than Rs 20 lakhs. The top 3 candidates  with highest income are as given below:

S.No.

Name

Party Name

Constituency

District

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

Kshetrimayum Biren Singh

INC

Lamlai

Imphal East

8,92,65,173  8 Crore+

2015-2016

2,21,71,827  2 Crore+

7,50,500  7 Lacs+

2

Khundrakpam Bhabeshwar

LJP

Bishenpur

Bishnupur

68,63,400  68 Lacs+

2015-2016

28,11,749  28 Lacs+

11,31,749  11 Lacs+

3

Konthoujam Govindas

INC

Bishenpur

Bishnupur

4,38,21,788  4 Crore+

2015-2016

27,75,210  27 Lacs+

18,93,240  18 Lacs+

 Table: Top 3 candidates with high income as declared in ITR

*Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents

 

 

·         Candidates who have not declared Income Tax Details*: 66 (40%) out of 167 candidates have not declared income tax details.

* Some candidates may be exempted from filing Income Tax Return

 

 

 

·         Candidates with high Assets who have not declared Income Tax Details*: 10 candidates with assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore have not declared Income Tax details. The top three candidates with highest assets who have not declared their IT returns are as given below:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party Name

Total Income (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

Self Income

1

Sehpu Haokip

SENAPATI

SAITU(ST)

Naga Peoples Front

0

13,11,96,000 13 Crore+

Y

ITR not filed

2

Haokholet

SENAPATI

SAITU(ST)

BJP

0

3,48,19,212 3 Crore+

Y

ITR not filed

3

T. Manga Vaiphei

CHURACHANDPUR

HENGLEP(ST)

INC

0

3,27,56,278 3 Crore+

Y

ITR not filed

 Table: Top three candidates with highest assets who have not declared ITR details

* Some candidates may be exempted from filing Income Tax Returns

 

 

Other Background Details

·         Education details of candidates: 38 (23%) candidates have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th and 12th, while 124 (74%)candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above and 1 candidate is illiterate.

·         Age details of candidates: 72(43%) candidates have declared their age to be between 25 and 50 years while 95 (57%) candidates have declared their age to be between 51 and 80 years.  

Gender details of candidates: 7 (4%) female candidates are contesting in first phase of the Manipur assembly election this year.

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