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Phase II: Nearly half of candidates not even graduates

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

There are only 48 (9%) female candidates contesting in the second phase

BY Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, April 7: Altogether 231 (44%) candidates contesting in the second phase of Assam assembly elections in 61 constituencies are under-graduates. There are 525 candidates in the second phase.

The under-graduate candidates have declared their educatiol qualification between 5th standard and 12th standard, according to an alysis of their affidavits by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

In all, 278 (53%) candidates have declared having educatiol qualification of graduate or above.

Two candidates - Independents Milan Boro (Bhabanipur) and Nirmal Kumar Agarwala (Sorbhog) - have declared themselves to be illiterate and one candidate - Rashtriya Secular Congress' Baharul Sk (Dhubri) - has simply declared himself as literate.

There are 81 post-graduates and five doctorate degree holders in the list.

334 (64%) candidates have declared their age to be between 25 and 50 years while 185 (35%) candidates have declared their age to be between 51 and 80 years. While one candidate has disclosed to be above 80 years of age, three candidates have not disclosed their age details.

CPI's Gias Uddin Ahmed contesting from Bilasipara West is 87 years old - the eldest among the candidates.

Five candidates are 25 years of age.

There are only 48 (9%) female candidates contesting in the second phase of the assembly elections.

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Illiterates - 2

5th Pass - 7

8th Pass - 30

10th Pass - 97

12th Pass - 97

Graduates - 156

Post Graduates - 81

Doctorates - 5

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