Candidates, BJP, INC and JD(S) for Karnataka 2018 Assembly Elections

Preliminary Analysis of Candidates Announced by BJP, INC and JD(S) for Karnataka 2018 Assembly Elections

The National Parties, BJP, INC and Karnataka’s Regional Party, JD(S) announced the list of candidates for Karnataka Assembly Elections, 2018 recently. A total of 154 candidates have been announced by BJP in their two lists released so far. First list for Karnataka was released on 8th April and second list on 16th April, 2018. Out of these, 111 candidates had contested (including the 44 re-contesting MLAs) assembly elections in 2013. A first list of 218 candidates was announced by INC for Karnataka. Out of these, 148 candidates had contested (including the 112 re-contesting MLAs) assembly elections in 2013. A first list of 126 candidates was announced by JD(S) for Karnataka. Out of these, 58 candidates had contested (including the 27 re-contesting MLAs) assembly elections in 2013. Association for Democratic Reforms and Karnataka Election Watch analyzed the affidavits of these candidates submitted by them during elections to Karnataka State Assembly and any subsequent bye-elections later. The latest information regarding assets as well as criminal charges if any, would be available once the candidates file their affidavits for 2018 Karnataka Assembly Elections.

Please visit https://adrindia.org/content/preliminary-analysis-candidates-announced-bjp-inc-and-jds-karnataka-2018-assembly-elections for full report.

For complete information related to upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections, 2018, please visit:  https://adrindia.org/content/assembly-election-karnataka-2018

 

Candidates Announced by INC, BJP and JD(S)

Party

No. of Candidates Announced in the First List

No. of Candidates Announced in the Second List

Total Candidates Announced

BJP

72

82

154

INC

218

218

JD(S)

126

126

Analysis of candidates announced by BJP, INC and JD(S) as on 18th April 2018

Party

No. of Candidates Announced (Total)

No. of re-contesting candidates

No of re-contesting Candidates with Criminal Cases

No. of re-contesting Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases

% of re-contesting Candidates with Criminal Cases

% of re-contesting Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases

No of re-contesting Crorepati Candidates

% of re-contesting Crorepati Candidates

Average Assets of re-contesting candidates (in Rs.)

BJP

154

111

30

19

27%

17%

97

87%

8,92,67,255
8 Crore+

INC

218

148

48

23

32%

16%

134

91%

28,23,51,893

28 Crore+

JD(S)

126

58

17

9

29%

16%

46

79%

14,91,14,815

14 Crore+

Recommendations

The current analysis of the candidates fielded by the major party shows that political parties continue to give tickets to candidates with serious criminal cases. The Association for Democratic Reforms recommends that political parties should refrain from giving tickets to candidates with a serious criminal background. The political parties should take a stand against misuse of money power, bribing of voters and distribution of freebies. Further, the political parties should move towards transparency and disclose the criteria for selection of candidates during elections.

Contact Details

Karnataka Election Watch

Prof Trilochan Sastry

IIM Bangalore

Founder Member,

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

+91 94483 53285

trilochan@iimb.ac.in

Mr. Harish Narasappa

State Coordinator
harish@dakshindia.org

Dr. R. Balasubramaniam

State Coordinator
+91-94480-79611
drrbalu@gmail.com

National Election Watch/Association for Democratic Reforms

Media and Journalist Helpline

 

+91 80103 94248

Email: adr@adrindia.org

Maj.Gen. Anil Verma (Retd)

Head

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

011 4165 4200,

+91 88264 79910

adr@adrIndia.org,

anilverma@adrindia.org

Prof JagdeepChhokar

IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)

Founder Member,

National Election Watch, Association for Democratic

Reforms

+91 99996 20944

jchhokar@gmail.com

 

Prof TrilochanSastry

IIM Bangalore

Founder Member,

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

+91 94483 53285

trilochans@iimb.ernet.in

 

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