First phase of Assam Assembly polls: 112 crorepati candidates in fray

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First phase of Assam Assembly polls: 112 crorepati candidates in fray


112 candidates contesting the first phase of assembly elections in Assam are crorepatis, reports said. 539 candidates are in fray for this phase of polls. 

Meanwhile, there are two candidates in the list, who have zero assets, Assam Election Watch (AEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said. Two candidates who declared zero assets in their sworn affidavits -- CPI-ML-L's Jiten Tanti from Teok constituency, and independent candidate Diganta Phukan from Mariani.

As many as 36 candidates out of the total 65 fielded by the Congress, and 23 of the BJP out of the 54 in the fray are crorepatis.

The AGP's list of candidates includes seven crorepatis, followed by two crorepatis each of the NCP and Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF). Among the 280 independent candidates, 26 are crorepatis.

Independent candidate from Sootea constituency, Jyoti Subba, has the highest assets of Rs.2,88,11,84,362.00.

The wife of former Congress leader and former Lok Sabha member Mani Kumar Subba, Jyoti has movable assets worth Rs.1,41,41,30,990.00 and immovable assets worth Rs.1,46,70,53,372.00.

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