Election watchdog report has unveiled that 29 of the 184 candidates contesting the April 11 Lok Sabha elections in Arunachal Pradesh have criminal antecedents. Nine candidates belong to the Congress and BJP seven candidates, the report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said.
The ADR report also stated that those with criminal cases consider for 16% of the total candidates who filed their nominations this time as against 6% during the 2014 elections.
The National People’s Party, which is making its first entry into the State’s electoral, has two candidates with criminal records. The JD(S), too has a candidate having criminal charges against him contesting the State polls. One independent candidate has also declared a criminal case against him.