In the Karnataka Assembly polls for 32 Bengaluru assembly seats, nine candidates have declared cases related to attempts to murder (IPC Section-307). And five candidates have reported cases of crimes against women.
Criminal cases against the candidates
According to a recent report, 92 of the 384 candidates contesting for 28 assembly seats in the Bengaluru region of Karnataka have declared criminal cases against themselves, with 57 of those cases containing serious charges.
The Karnataka Election Watch, Bengaluru Election Watch, and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analyzed the self-sworn affidavits of 384 out of 389 candidates, who are contesting in the 28 constituencies of Bengaluru region in the Karnataka Assembly elections, 92 candidates, which is 24 percent of the total candidates analyzed have declared criminal cases against themselves. Reported DNA India.
Additionally, according to the report, 57 candidates, or 15% of the 384 candidates, have serious criminal cases against them. The report said that 14 (50%) out of the 28 candidates from the BJP, 19 (70%) out of the 27 candidates from the Congress, 9 (38%) out of the 24 candidates from the JD-S, and 9 (32%) out of the 28 candidates from the AAP have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
Serious criminal charges
While this is happening, nine candidates from the BJP, or 32% of the 28 candidates examined, have serious criminal cases. 10 candidates for the Congress, or 37% of the 27 candidates examined, 8 candidates for the JD(S), or 33% of the 24 candidates examined, and 1 candidate for the AAP, or 4% of the 28 candidates examined, have admitted to having serious criminal cases against them in their affidavits.
Also, Five candidates have reported cases of crimes against women, according to the report, while four candidates have reported cases of murder (IPC Section 302). Nine candidates in the Karnataka Assembly elections for 32 seats in Bengaluru have declared cases of attempted murder (IPC Section 307).
Voting for the 224-member Karnataka Assembly will take place on May 10 and counting of votes will take place on May 13.