According to data published in Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), The total A total of 570 candidates out of 1594 candidates, contesting in the third phase of Lok Sabha Election 2019, have declared criminal cases against them,
According to the report, two hundred and thirty candidates have serious criminal cases, 340 have declared criminal cases against themselves, 14 candidates have declared convicted cases against themselves while 43 candidates have declared cases related to murder and attempt to murder.
Fourteen candidates have declared cases related to kidnapping such kidnapping for ransom while 29 candidates have declared cases related to crime against women such as rape . Forty candidates are from Congress, 38 from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), 16 from Bahujan Samaj Party and 11 from Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).
Out of all 1594 candidates analysed, 314 are from national parties, 76 are from state parties, 492 are from registered unrecognized parties and 712 candidates are contesting independently. The third phase polls will be held on April 23.