In the second phase, 163 candidates, or 20%, have a criminal background. The second phase of voting for 93 seats will take place on December 5. There are 833 candidates in the running. In 2017, there were 101 candidates with a criminal record (12 percent). There are 92 candidates (11%) who have serious criminal cases filed against them. Congress has fielded a maximum of 32% of candidates (29 criminals). The Aam Aadmi Party, which gave the most criminal candidates a chance in the first round, has fielded 31 percent, tainted candidates, in the second round as well. The BJP has 18 candidates with a criminal record (19% of the total). In the second phase, BTP is contesting 12 seats, and four of their candidates (33 percent) have declared criminal cases in their affidavits.
According to the report of National Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms, 9 candidates have cases of crime against women. Out of which one has cases of rape, two of murder, and eight of an attempt to murder. 19 constituencies are sensitive in which criminal cases are registered against more than 3 candidates.
Money power has dominated the selection of candidates. The declared assets of 94 candidates (11 percent) are more than Rs 5 crore, while 74 candidates (9 percent) own assets of more than Rs 2 crore. There are 157 (19 percent) candidates with assets between Rs 50 lakh and Rs 2 crore, while 34 percent (281) candidates have assets less than Rs 10, mostly from small parties or independents.
Congress has given a maximum number of crorepati workers a chance. The Congress has 77 (86 percent), crorepati candidates, while the BJP has 75 (81 percent) crorepati candidates. AAP 35 (38 percent) candidates are included in this list. The average assets of the candidates are 4.25 crores while in 2017 it was 2.39 crores. The average asset of a BJP candidate is 19.58 crores, while that of a Congress candidate is 7.58 crores and 61 crores.
The parties which give priority to money power, and muscle power cup in candidate selection are not that serious in the matter of education. 5 candidates have not gone to school while 32 are literate. 61 are 5th pass, 116 are 8th pass, 162 are 10th pass, and 117 are graduates, while 67 are professional graduates, 70 are postgraduate graduates, 10 are doctors, and 27 are diploma holders.