45% of Candidates from Cong, BJP, JD(S) Face Criminal Charges

HUBBALLI: A new report of Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has said that about 45  per cent of the candidates from Congress, BJP, and JD(S) fielded in Karnataka Assembly polls face criminal cases against them.

According to the latest ADR report, nearly 30 per cent of the candidates are accused of serious offences, including rape, murder and non-bailable offences with more than 5 years of punishment.

Among the major parties, 69 of the 221 from the Congress, 66 of the 224 from the BJP, 52 of the 208 from JD(S), and 30 of the 208 from AAP have declared serious criminal cases against them.

The ADR released the report on Wednesday and is based on the assessment of affidavits filed by the candidates. The report can be accessed on the ADR website.

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