Manipur Election Watch and the ADR have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 98 candidates from 13 political parties, including five national parties, four state parties, four unrecognised
parties and nine independent candidates who are contesting in the second phase.
Out of the 98 candidates analysed, 29 are crorepatis.
Among party wise crorepati candidates, Delhi-based ADR said that 10 of 22 fielded by INC, 8 of 22 from BJP, one of seven from NPP, five of 11 from Naga Peoples Front, one of four from Manipur National Democratic Front and two Independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs one crore.
The average assets per candidate contesting is Rs 1.33 crore, it added.
Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 22 INC candidates is Rs 3.11 crore, 22 BJP candidates (Rs 1.29 crore), 7 NPP candidates (Rs 38.02 lakh), 5 LJP candidates (Rs 37.58 lakh), 6 AITC candidates (Rs 6.97 lakh), 11 Naga Peoples Front (Rs 90.37 lakh), 2 CPI candidates (Rs 24.25 lakh) and 9 Independent candidates (Rs 1.40 crore), it added.
The top five richest candidates contesting in the second phase are Alfred Kanngam S Arthur of INC with total assets worth over Rs 36 crore followed by Independent R Haba Pao (Rs 8 crore), Mayanglambam Rameshwar Singh of BJP (Rs 6 crore), INC's Jangamlung Panmei (Rs 5 crore) and Moirangthem Okendro also from INC (Rs 5 crore).
|Party||Total number of candidates analysed||No of Rich Candidates|
|NAGA PEOPLES FRONT||11||5|
|MANIPUR NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC FRONT 4 1 25%||4||1|
|PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE 1 1 100%||1||1|
|NATIONAL PEOPLES PARTY 7 1 14%||7||1|
|Note : Rich candidates are candidates whose assets are 1 Cr and above Source : ADR|
The average assets per candidate contesting is Rs 1.33 crore.