Arunachal Assembly polls: 29 of 184 candidates have criminal records

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29 candidates out of 184, who will be contesting the Assembly Elections on April 11, have criminal records, reveals report.

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report stated that nine out of the 29 candidates belong to the Congress party, seven candidates belong to BJP, two belong to the National People’s Party (NPP), one JD(S) and one independent candidate.

Further, the ADR report revealed that those with criminal cases account for 16 per cent of the total candidates who filed their nominations this time as against six percent during the 2014 elections.

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