Out of 57 candidates in Bengal 13 are crorepatis

The phase three polling is scheduled in Jangipur, Maldaha Dakshin, Maldaha Uttar, and Murshidabad...reports Asian Lite News

Out of the 57 candidates contesting in the four Lok Sabha constituencies going into phase 3 polling on May 7, around 23 per cent are crorepatis with an average asset of Rs 1.84 crore, an analysis of their affidavits pointed out on Monday.

Of the 13 crorepati candidates, three are from the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Independents while the Congress and the All India Secular Front have two each. Three Independent candidates are also crorepatis. The BJP, CPI(M) and the Bharathiya Jawan Kisan Party have one crorepati candidate each, the analysis conducted by the West Bengal Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in a statement.

“The average of assets per candidate contesting in the West Bengal phase three Lok Sabha elections is Rs 1.84 crore,” it added. Khalilur Rehman, TMC candidate from Jangipur constituency, has assets valued at over Rs 51 crore while Independent candidate Mohammed Jamal Saikh contesting from Maldaha Dakshin seat has a total asset of Rs 41,000, the study said. Analysing the education details of the 57 candidates, it was found that 26 have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th and 12th standard, while 31 candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above. The phase three polling is scheduled in Jangipur, Maldaha Dakshin, Maldaha Uttar, and Murshidabad.

Abhishek calls out Yogi, Shah

Trinamool Congress (TMC) General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee took a jibe at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth and Union Home Minister Amit Shah saying that while the former called Birbhum, “Birbhumi”, the latter called Balurghat “Belurghat”.”Today, BJP’s migrant leader- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath came to Birbhum and called the place ‘Birbhumi’. He does not even know the name of the area. Amit Shah came to Balurghat and called it ‘Belurghat’. Why should we not say that they are against Bengal?” Banerjee said at a public meeting at North 24 Parganas’ Mathurapur on Tuesday.

Birbhum and Balurghat are two Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal. “They are saying that Swami Vivekananda was a ‘Left product’,” the TMC leader said saying that the BJP has been insulting Swami Vivekananada.Banerjee claimed that Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s statue was broken under the leadership of Amit Shah. “Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s statue was broken under the leadership of Amit Shah ahead of the 2019 elections. They got the answer from Kolkata and South 24 Parganas in 2019. Those who are insulting Bengal will get an answer from us through revenge,” he said.Slamming the Union Home Minister for allegedly saying that the Trinamool Congress wants to make Abhishek Banerjee the next Chief Minister, he said, “Amit Shah said that Trinamool Congress wants to make Abhishek Banerjee the Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee wants it too. You are saying your own wishes.

You want to make your son BCCI President. Not everyone is like you.” Continuing his attack against Shah for labelling political leaders as “thieves” if they are summoned by investigative agencies, Banerjee said, “You have never launched a movement. There are multiple allegations against you. Today, if anyone is summoned by the ED, CBI, you call his thief. You yourself have gone to jail. We do not need to learn about policies and ideologies from you.”Banerjee even hit out at Adityanath over incidents like Unnao, Hathras and Lakhimpur Kheri under his watch.

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