ADR reports have revealed that AAP has fielded the most number of candidates with criminal cases in the Delhi polls.
Bengaluru: Anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal has always held a moral high ground for his fight against corruption.
But his hypocrisy and duplicity stand exposed, as a report by Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) as revealed shocking facts about him and his party.
The report, which deals with issues relating to the candidates of all three parties fighting in the upcoming Delhi elections squarely points fingers at the AAP for its double standards.
Delhi Election Watch & ADR have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 672 candidates from 70 constituencies, who are contesting in the Delhi Assembly Elections.— ADR India (@adrspeaks) February 1, 2020
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As per the report and as quoted by a popular website, a total of 672 candidates have filed their nomination for the Delhi elections to be held on February 8. The report surveyed all candidates across different party lines and found that roughly 20% of them (133 candidates) have criminal cases against them, with the percentage of candidates facing serious cases is 15%.
The website added that, AAP tops the list with 42 out of 70 candidates, bringing its tally to 60%, while 36 (51%) among them are facing serious charges. Bharatiya Janta Party has fielded 67 candidates, and 26 (39%) among them have declared criminal cases against them, with 17 (25%) facing serious criminal cases. The numbers for 66 candidates of Indian National Congress are 18 (27%) and 13 (20%), and for Bahujan Samaj Party’s 66 candidates, it is 21 (18%) and 10 (15%).
Interestingly, the report also highlights another disturbing trend. There has been an overall increase of 3% in the number of candidates with criminal background from the last Delhi Assembly elections of 2015. In total, 95 political parties are contesting the elections this time as compared to 71 in the year 2015.
The report indicts and incriminates the AAP, especially in the backdrop that it has not fulfilled 75% of its promises. All said and done, Arvind Kejriwal, who brags and boasts about clean politics, lies exposed as he is a shrewd politician selling nothing beyond lies and deceit.
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Last Updated Feb 2, 2020, 3:04 PM IST