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33 with crimil cases, 15 crorepatis in Bengal last phase polls

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, May 2: At least 33 candidates have crimil cases pending against them while 15 candidates are crorepatis of the 170 contestants in the fray in the sixth and last phase of the West Bengal assembly elections. Twenty five constituencies spread across the twin districts of Cooch Behar and East Midpore will go to the polls on May 5 in the last phase. According to a report released by the West Bengal Election Watch, of the 33 candidates with crimil cases, 27 face serious charges including murder. Trimool with seven has fielded the most number of candidates with crimil cases, followed by the BJP with six, while the CPI-M and the Forward Bloc each have two such nominees. The BJP’s Dadhiram Ray, contesting from Mekhliganj in Cooch Behar, faces the most number of crimil charges, 118, of which 54 are serious charges. On the fincial front, there are 15 crorepatis (multi-millioires) in the fray. The Trimool heads the crorepati list with eight nominees, while the CPI-M, Congress and the Forward Bloc each have one such nominee. (IANS)

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