New Delhi: K Surendran, the Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate from Kerala's Pathanamthitta parliamentary constituency, has declared 240 criminal cases against himself, topping the list of those with criminal records contesting the general elections. Hailing from Kasaragod, he is one of the state BJP General Secretaries. According to the National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), 129 of the charges in these cases are of serious nature.
The second highest number of criminal cases was declared by the Congress candidate Dean Kuriakose from the Idukki constituency in Kerala. He has 204 criminal cases pending against him, in which he faces 37 charges of serious nature. Atiq Ahmad, who is contesting as an Independent from Varanasi, came in the third place. (IANS)
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