According to the Association For Democratic Reforms or ADR, a total of 160 crorepati candidates will be contesting in this phase. Of the major parties battling in this phase, Mayawati's party BSP has 35 of the 49, the highest number of candidates who have declared their assets worth more than one crore. This is followed by 33 from BJP's 45 candidates and 28 of 40 from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party. Congress having only 10 candidates for this phase has six of them who have declared their assets, the report said.
The average assets per candidate contesting is the Rs 1.59 crore. From the 10 in the Congress party, average assets per candidate is Rs 1.84 crore, Rs 3.25 crore for 45 BJP candidates and Rs 8.98 crore for 49 BSP candidates. Samajwadi Party's 40 candidates have an average assets per candidate of Rs 3.13 crore, the report revealed.
In the second last phase of UP assembly election this year, 60 female candidates are contesting.
To give you more on the candidates fielded by each party, here's a list of rich candidates in phase 6 of the UP elections 2017, whose declared income and assets total over Rs 1 crore.
|Party||Total number of candidates analysed||No of Rich Candidates|
|Note : Rich candidates are candidates whose assets are 1 Cr and aboveSource : ADR|