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150 nominees for Guj 2nd phase are crorepatis: Election Watch

Posted on Dec 08, 08:01PM | UNI

One hundred and fifty candidates contesting the December 17 second phase Gujarat assembly elections are crorepatis, according to a Gujarat Election Watch (GEW) analysis.

Prof Jagdeep Chhokar of the GEW stated the body undertook a survey of the affidavits of 401 out of 820 candidates.

The report says that a total of 150 candidates out of 401 surveyed 37pc are crorepatis.

In 2007, there were 21pc crorepati candidates.

Balvantsinh Chadansinh Rajput of Congress from Sidhpur constituency has declared assets of Rs 268 crore, Siddharth Chimanbhai Patel, of Congress from Dabhoi constituency Rs 71 crore and DD Patel of BJP from Mansa constituency Rs 69 crore.