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Gujarat election 2017: Phase-1 candidates with 'criminal records'

Of the 182 Gujarat Assembly seats, 89 went to the polls in the first phase on December 9. Of these, 'Red Alert' was declared on 21, meaning these had 3 or more candidates holding criminal records

The saw 89 of the 182 constituencies going to the polls in the first phase on December 9. The second phase of vioting will take place on December 14, and the results will be announced on December 18. Of the two main parties in the battle, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been ruling the state for over 20 years, while the Congress, under Rahul Gandhi, is looking for an electoral revival. In the first phase of polling, a total of 977 candidates were in the fray.

According to a report by the ADR, as many as 137 (15%) of these candidates have criminal cases filed against them, while 78 (8%) candidates are facing 'serious criminal charges'. The report also mentions the details of 'Red Alert Constituencies' -- those with 3 or more candidates with In the first phase, 21 of the 89 constituencies have been declared 'Red Alert constituencies'. These include Jamnagar North, Wankaner, Bhavnagar West, Mandvi, Junagadh, Gondal, Manvadar, Visavadar, Bhuj, Dhoraji, Abdasa, Lathi, Dediapada (ST), Dwarka, Jamnagar Rural, Jasdan, Anjar, Rajula, Jamnagar South, Somnath, Palitana. Here is the full list of BJP and candidates with filed against them:

CANDIDATES Congress/BJP District Constituency
Jitendrabhai Kantilal Somani BJP Morbi Wankaner
Parsotambhai Odhavjibhai Solanki BJP Bhavnagar Bhavnagar Rural
Jadeja Dharmendrasinh Merubha BJP Jamnagar Jamnagar North
Sanghvi Harsh Rameshkumar BJP Surat Majura
Radadiya Jayeshbhai BJP Rajkot Jetpur
Solanki Haribhai Boghabhai BJP Somnath Una
Vasava Ravjibhai Ishwarbhai BJP Bharuch Jhagadia (St)
Acharya Dr. Nimaben Bhaveshbhai BJP Kachchh Bhuj
Pankajbhai Anopchand Maheta BJP Kachchh Rapar
Mungra Raghavjibhai Hansarajbhai BJP Jamnagar Jamnagar Rural
Vaghani Jitendrabhai Savajibhai BJP Bhavnagar Bhavnagar West
Dilipbhai Nanubhai Sanghani BJP Amreli Dhari
Pabubha Virambha Manek BJP Devbhumi Dwarka Dwarka
Patel Vijaybhai Rameshbhai BJP Dangs Dangs (St)
Zinabhai Najabhai Dervaliya BJP Surendranagar Chotila
Amurutiya Kantilal Shivlal BJP Morbi Morbi
Nitinkumar Valjibhai Fadadu BJP Junagadh Manavadar
Sapariya Chimanbhai Dharamshibhai BJP Jamnagar Jamjodhpur
Arvindbhai Gordhanbhai Raiyani BJP Rajkot Rajkot East
Patel Kirit Balubhai BJP Junagadh Visavadar
Odedra Lakhamanbhai Bhimabhai BJP Porbandar Kutiyana
Mahendrabhai Liladharbhai Masharu BJP Junagadh Junagadh
Barad Bhagvanbhai Dhanabhai INC Gir Somnath Talala
Ribadiya Harshadkumar Madhavajibhai INC Junagadh Visavadar
Bavaliya Kunvarjibhai Mohanbhai INC Rajkot Jasdan
Humbal Veljibhai Kathadbhai INC Kachchh Anjar
Joshi Bhikhabhai Galabhai INC Junagadh Junagadh
Pingol Kishor Gnagjibhai INC Kachchh Gandhidham (Sc)
Virajibhai Keshavbhai Thummar INC Amreli Lathi
Gavit Mangalbhai Gangajibhai INC Dangs Dangs (St)
Kumbharvadiya Jivanbhai Karubhai INC Jamnagar Jamnagar North
Halpati Sureshbhai Maganbhai INC Navsari Gandevi (St)
Mahamadjavid Abdulmutalib Pirzada INC Morbi Wankaner
Rajguru Indranilbhai Sanjaybhai INC Rajkot Rajkot West
Chavda Jawaharbhai Pethaljibhai INC Junagadh Manavadar
Chudasama Vimalbhai Kanabhai INC Somnath Somnath
Satishbhai Champakbhai INC Surat Udhna
Chaudhari Jitubhai INC Valsad Kaprada (St)
Bhumbhaliya Bhaveshbhai Govindbhai INC Surat Karanj
Lal Ashokbhai Haridas INC Jamnagar Jamnagar South
Pradhyumansinh Mahipatsinh Jadeja INC Kachchh Abdasa
Dhanani Pareshkumar Dhirajlal INC Amreli Amreli
Ahir Meraman Markhi INC Devbhumi Dwarka Dwarka
Vasoya Lalitkumar Jashmatbhai INC Rajkot Dhoraji
Chaki Adambhai Budhabhai INC Kachchh Bhuj
Khatariya Arjunbhai Ghanshyambhai INC Rajkot Gondal
Modhawadia Arjunbhai Devabhai INC Porbandar Porbandar
Der Amrishbhai Jivabhai INC Amreli Rajula
Madam Vikaram Arjanbhai INC Devbhumi Dwarka Khambhalia
Yogendrasinh Chandrasinh Bakarola INC Surat Olpad
Kanubhai Mathurambhai Baraiya INC Bhavnagar Talaja
Patel Anantkumar Hasmukhbhai INC Navsari Bansda (St)

First Published: Mon, December 11 2017. 15:11 IST
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