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No reasons cited for fielding 212 with criminal cases in polls: ADR report

Here's a look at how the major parties did regarding the C7 mandates, across state elections

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ADR analysed 3,215 candidates from 33 parties across states

Debarghya Sanyal New Delhi
Political parties failed to provide any reason for selecting 212 candidates who had criminal charges against them for the 2022 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh (UP), Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur, and Goa, a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) revealed.

ADR analysed 3,215 candidates from 33 parties across states, of which 1,178 declared pending criminal cases. However, only in 966 of these cases were any reason provided for their nominations, through the mandated Format C7.

What is Format C7?

Format C7 is one of the several forms issued by the Election Commission of India enforcing the Supreme Court’s orders

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First Published: Jul 29 2022 | 7:30 PM IST

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