These constituencies too have crorepati candidates

Staff Correspondent

Three candidates have criminal records: NEW

MPs from Mysore and Mandya seeking re-election

MYSORE: Mysore, Chamarajanagar and Mandya too have their share of crorepati candidates, with four each in the constituencies.

According to National Election Watch (NEW), candidates with criminal records have been fielded in the three constituencies and they form over 45 per cent of the total number of candidates with criminal records in the second phase of the election in the State.

The Chamarajnagar and Mandya constituencies have two candidates with criminal records while Mysore has one. The lone independent candidate with a serious criminal case in the second phase is contesting from Mysore, according to a report of the NEW. The report said that neither Mandya nor Chamarajanagar had women candidates. Considering that there were only three contesting in this phase, Mysore provided a better representation for women, two of the three women were from Mysore. Barring the MP from Chamarajanagar, the MPs from Mysore and Mandya were seeking re-election. Their Lok Sabha performance data indicated that the MP from Chamarajanagar was the most active of the three, with 70 per cent attendance, 427 questions and one private Bill. The Mandya MP attended only 27 per cent of the days before he became Minister, the report said.

More than 75 per cent of the entitled MPLAD funds had been spent in each constituency, R. Balasubramaniam and Sridhar of NEW told presspersons here on Wednesday.

In terms of education, of the 34 affidavits analysed, there were six postgraduates and 15 graduates. “We are going to review the performance of all the elected MPs and update it in our website,” they said.

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