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- Of the 338 candidates contesting the upcoming Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, 158 are multimillionaires, according to an analysis of election affidavits by Himachal Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms.
- Among the major parties, the average asset of the 68 Congress candidates was the highest at Rs8.56 crore. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s 68 candidates claimed average assets of Rs5.31 crore, while the Bahujan Samaj Party’s 42 candidates had average assets that were of Rs46.78 lakh.
- The Congress has the highest number of 'crorepati (multi-millionaires) candidates while the BJP has most with declared criminal cases against them in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, according to an analysis of the candidates' affidavits.
- The analysis, compiled by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) of self-sworn affidavits of all the 338 candidates, shows that 59 out of 68 candidates (87 percent) from the ruling Congress have declared assets worth more than Rs 1 crore.
- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the close second with 47 out of its 68 candidates (69 percent) being crorepatis.
- The richest candidate in the fray with declared assets worth more than Rs 90 crore — Balvir Singh Verma from Chopal constituency — is from the BJP, and is followed by Congress' Vikramaditya Singh from Shimla Rural who has assets worth more than Rs 84 crore.
- Out of the total 338 candidates, 158 (47 percent) are crorepatis.
- More than half of the candidates are in the 50 and above age bracket, with one over 80 years. A majority of the candidates (63%) are also graduates. Only 19 (6%) of the 338 are women candidates.
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