ADR analysed affidavits of 822 out of 851 contestants GujAssembly PhII

Gujarat Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 822 out of 851 candidates, who are contesting in the second phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections to be held on 14th December 2017. There are 29 candidates who have not been analysed as the affidavits of these candidates were either badly scanned or the complete affidavits were not available on the ECI website.

Summary and Highlights

S.No

Party

Number of Candidates not Analysed

1

INC

2

2

BJP

7

3

AAP

1

4

BSP

1

5

NCP

1

6

Independent

7

7

Other Parties

10

Total

29

Table: Party Wise Candidates who have not been analysed

Criminal Background

·         Candidates with Criminal Cases: Out of 822 candidates analyzed, 101 (12%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

·         Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 64 (8%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases, including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women etc.

·         Candidates with cases related to murdercandidates have declared cases related to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-302).

·         Candidates with cases related to Attempt to Murder: candidates have declared cases related to attempt to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-307).

·         Candidates with cases related to Crimes against Women: candidates have declared cases related to rape (IPC Section-376) and 2 candidates has declared case related to Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty (IPC Section-354).

·         Candidates with cases related to Kidnapping: 3 candidates have declared cases related to kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person (IPC Section-365).

·         Party wise Candidates with Criminal Cases:  Among the major parties, 22(26%) out of 86 candidates from Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) 25 (28%) out of 88 candidates from Indian National Congress(INC), 6 (8%) out of 74 candidates from Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP)4 (15%) out of 27 candidates from NCP,  2 (29%) out of 7 candidates from AAP, and 23 (7%) out of 344 Independent candidates analysed have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

·         Party wise Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases:  Among the major parties, 13(15%) out of 86 candidates from Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) 18 (21%) out of 88 candidates from Indian National Congress(INC), 2 (3%) out of 74 candidates from Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP)3 (11%) out of 27 candidates from NCP,  1 (14%) out of 7 candidates from AAP, and 14 (4%) out of 344 Independent candidates analysed have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

·         Red Alert Constituencies*: There are 12(13%) out of 93 constituencies in the Second phase of Gujarat assembly elections having 3 or more candidates with declared criminal cases.

*Red Alert Constituencies are those which have 3 or more candidates with criminal cases contesting elections

Financial Background

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

Value of assets (Rs.)

Number of candidates

Percentage of Candidates

Rs.5 cr and above

66

8%

Rs.2 crores to 5 crores

64

8%

Rs. 50 lakhs to 2 crores

171

21%

Rs.10 lakhs to 50 lakhs

195

24%

less than  Rs. 10 lakhs

326

39%

Table: Share of wealth amongst contesting candidates

 

·         High asset candidates:  The details of top 3 candidates with highest declared assets, contesting in the second phase of the Gujarat  Assembly Elections are given below:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Patel Pankajbhai Chimanbhai

AHMEDABAD

DASKROI

INC

5,73,09,877

2,26,19,96,416

2,31,93,06,293
231 Crore+

Y

2

Desai Raghubhai Merajbhai

PATAN

CHANASMA

INC

3,78,09,729

1,05,05,83,800

1,08,83,93,529
108 Crore+

Y

3

Vaghela Dharmendrasinh Ranubha

VADODARA

VAGHODIA

IND

51,24,46,999

46,08,12,080

97,32,59,079
97 Crore+

Y

 Table: Top three candidates with highest declared assets

 Crorepati Candidates: Out of the 822 candidates, 199 (24%) are crorepatis.

·         Party wise Crorepati Candidates: Among the major parties 66(77%) out of 86 candidates from BJP, 67(76%) out of 88 candidates from INC, 10 (37%) out of 27 candidates from NCP, 5(71%) out of 7 candidates from AAP3(4%) out of 74 candidates from BSP and 31 (9%) out of 344 Independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore. 

·         Average assets: The average of assets per candidate contesting in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly Elections is Rs 2.39 Crores.

·         Party wise average assets: Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 86 BJP candidates is Rs. 7.80 crores88 INC candidates is Rs 9.80 crores74 BSP candidates have average assets of Rs 21.35 lakhs, 27 NCP candidates have average assets worth Rs 1.50 Crores, 7 AAP candidates have average assets worth Rs 2.80 crores, and 344 Independent candidates have average assets of Rs. 85.35 lakhs.

·         Zero asset candidate: 4 candidates have declared zero assets in their self sworn affidavits.  The details of these candidates are as follows:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Sheikh Salimudeen Nijamudeen

AHMEDABAD

NIKOL

IND

0

0

0

N

2

Sonule Shailendrabhai

AHMEDABAD

NIKOL

IND

0

0

0

Y

3

Sonule Archanaben Rajendrabhai

AHMEDABAD

BAPUNAGAR

IND

0

0

0

Y

4

Patel Sunilbhai Mahendrabhai

ANAND

UMRETH

IND

0

0

0

N

 Table: Candidates who have declared zero assets

 

·         Low asset candidates: The details of three candidates with lowest assets (excluding candidates with zero asssets) are as follows:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party Name

Movable Assets (Rs)

Immovable Assets (Rs)

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Rakshaben Rameshbhai Solanki

AHMEDABAD

SABARMATI

Democratic Bharatiya Samaj Party

700

0

700
7 Hund+

N

2

Maury Rajesh Hariram

AHMEDABAD

VATVA

Prajatantra Aadhar Party

2,500

0

2,500
2 Thou+

Y

3

Parmar Rasikbhai Nanjibhai

AHMEDABAD

NARANPURA

IND

5,000*

0

5,000
5 Thou+

N

 Table: Candidates with declared lowest assets

* On assets means candidates who have not provided the total in their affidavits, it has been calculated on the basis of details provided by them in the same

 

·         Candidates with high liabilities: 373(45%) out of 822 candidates have declared liabilities. The details of top three candidates with highest liabilities are given below:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party Name

Total Assets(Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Vaghela Dharmendrasinh Ranubha

VADODARA

VAGHODIA

IND

97,32,59,079
97 Crore+

34,38,73,465
34 Crore+

Y

2

Patel Shashikant Vasudevbhai

AHMEDABAD

GHATLODIA

INC

54,11,77,513
54 Crore+

25,54,41,949
25 Crore+

Y

3

Desai Mavjibhai Maganbhai

BANASKANTHA

DHANERA

BJP

74,58,80,450
74 Crore+

20,40,91,394
20 Crore+

Y

 Table: Top three candidates with high liabilities

 

 

·         Undeclared PAN:  A total of 109 (13%) candidates have not declared their PAN details.

·         Candidates with high income as declared in the ITR*: 5 candidates have declared total self- annual income of more than Rs 1 crore. The details of top 3  candidates are as given below:

S.No.

Name

Party Name

Constituency

District

Total Asset (Rs)

Self Source of Income

Spouse’s Source of Income

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

Patel Arvidkumar Gandalal

BJP

SABARMATI

AHMEDABAD

2,29,31,410  2 Crore+

Firm Partner & Company Director

Firm Partner

2016-2017

13,18,93,977  13 Crore+

2,32,79,900  2 Crore+

2

Vaghela Dharmendrasinh Ranubha

IND

VAGHODIA

VADODARA

1,42,49,498  1 Crore+

Income From Farming, Rent, Interest From Bank

Salary

2016-2017

97,32,59,079  97 Crore+

1,52,78,913  1 Crore+

3

Patel Bipinchandra Rugnathbhai (Bipinkaka)

INC

VATVA

AHMEDABAD

1,50,30,964  1 Crore+

Partnership Firm

2016-2017

8,82,33,528  8 Crore+

1,50,30,964  1 Crore+

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

*Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents

·         Sources of Income 66 (8%) out of 822 candidates have not declared their sources of income.

·         Candidates who have not declared Income Tax Details*: 415(50%) out of 822 candidates have not declared income tax details.

* Some candidates may be exempted from filing Income Tax Returns

·         Candidates with high Assets who have not declared Income Tax Details*: 24 candidates with assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore have not declared Income Tax details. The details of 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)

 

 

Self Source of Income


Spouse Source of Income

 

PAN Given

Self-Income

1

Thakor Ramjibhai Sonaji

MAHESANA

KHERALU

INC

0

6,13,27,380 6 Crore+

Farmer Animal Care & LIC Agent

Housewife

Y

ITR not filed

2

Zala Rajendrasinh Kalusinh

SABARKANTHA

PRANTIJ

NCP

0

5,99,12,344 5 Crore+

Farmer & Broker

Housewife & Sarpanch

Y

ITR not filed

3

Vaghela Kanubhai Atmaram

AHMEDABAD

ASARWA (SC)

INC

0

4,15,17,000 4 Crore+

Business

Social Worker (Corporator)

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: 518 (63%) candidates have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th and 12thwhile 227 (28%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above43(5%) candidates have declared themselves to be just literates and 6 (1%) candidates are illiterate.  There are 8 (1%) candidates who have not declared their educational qualification.

·         Age details of candidates:

o   291(35%) candidates have declared their age to be between 25 to 40 years while 416 (51%) candidates have declared their age to be between 41 to 60 years.  There are 111(14%) candidates who have declared their age to be between 61 to 80 years.

o   It is to be noted that 2 candidates have declared their age below 25 years namely Patel Shaileshkumar Kashiram (IND) from Ghatlodia constituency has declared his age to be 18 years and Patani Maheshkumar Naranbhai (IND) from Palanpur constituency has declared his age to be 24 years.

o   Two oldest candidates are namely Amin Vinubhai Bahadurbhai (All India Hindustan Congress Party) from Dahegam constituency has declared his age to be 84 years and Thakor Karsanji Maganji (NCP) from Kalol constituency is 82 years old.

·         Gender details of candidates: 61 (7%) female candidates are contesting in the second phase of the Gujarat assembly election this year.

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