A breakdown of candidates in the first five stages of the election offers a fascinating insight into the declarations made by this year’s Lok Sabha hopefuls. Here’s a data visualisation — the results might surprise you.
See the proportion of candidates with criminal cases against them by party and by state. The interactive graphics also show those with serious criminal cases – which includes murder, rape and robbery.
The chart shows assets held by the average party candidate.
The majority of candidates so far have been male (92.7%) – just 7.29% are women.
Now a breakdown of candidates by their educational achievements. Just over half are educated at degree level or above.
Finally, a wide spread of ages for candidates. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most common age group is 41-50.
Information on 3,305 of 3,355 candidates was analysed. Data compiled by the Association for Democratic Reforms and National Election Watch, based on sworn affidavits from candidates.
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