What would you say if someone asked you two questions before voting? first question- What kind of leader do you want? Clearly the answer – well-read, clean (on which there is no case) and honest.
second question- How do you vote for politicians? Answer- Educated, clean (on which there is no case) and honest.
From these two answers, the biggest question of UP politics arises…Then why the victory of goons-criminals is considered more certain than that of honest-educated leaders?,
We do not say this, the documents of the last 18 years say. If you look at the results of the UP elections from 2004 till now, then the chances of winning the election of criminals with a clean image are one and a half times. The bigger the tainted in UP, the more rich and victorious he is. Come, let us tell you what these frightening figures say in the UP elections?
Tainted leaders are more likely to win elections than untainted leaders.
Chance of victory for the tainted is 18%, for the spotless 11%
The chances of the tainted winning the UP elections are more than the leaders with a spotless image. This is what the results of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections held in the last 18 years are telling. Meanwhile, 21229 people contested the elections in UP. Out of this, 3739 leaders told that criminal cases are also going on against them. Yet the parties gave him the ticket, because his chances of winning were high. Since 2004, 18 percent of the tainted leaders have also stamped this possibility by winning. At the same time, 17490 leaders were of impeccable image. Yet, in 1923, only about 11 per cent of these leaders were able to win the election because of their impeccable image.
Those who have money, they win…why?
Apart from the tainted and spotless image, one more thing matters in the election. That is money, because those who have money, they win. In all the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections held in the last 18 years, the average assets of the winning candidates were much higher than those who lost the elections. He also spent more in elections than others. In these years, 573 people were elected as MPs or MLAs, whose average assets were more than six and a half crores. The assets of the remaining candidates who registered the victory also ranged from three and a half crores to five crores. On the other hand, if we talk about the losing candidates, their average assets were 1.5 crore or less.
Those who are tainted, they live more.
Those who are serious criminals, they have more money
In UP, the leaders who are criminals or accused in serious cases, they also have the most money. This fact has also come to the fore in the investigation of the candidates who have appeared in the last many elections. The average assets of 21229 candidates who contested Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections from 2004 till now is 1.46 crores and 3739 who have tainted image of themselves have average assets of 3.30 crores. Crimes of 2229 politicians are of serious nature and their assets are on an average more than 4.11 crores.
This can also be understood with an example. Deputy CM Keshav Maurya was also a candidate in the last election. In August 2011, a case was registered against Keshav Maurya as the main conspirator in the murder of Mohammad Ghaus over a dispute over playing loudspeaker in Nanmai village on Eid day. Similarly, 10 serious cases like inciting students, conspiracy to murder are registered in Kaushambi and Allahabad. In his 2014 affidavit, he had declared assets worth Rs 9 crore. Please tell that Kamdhenu Filling Station, Kamdhenu Suppliers and Kamdhenu Agriculture Trading Company are run by Maurya. At the same time, his wife Rajkumari Devi is also the director of two companies Kamdhenu Logistics and Kamdhenu Agricultural Trading. She is also a partner of Jeevan Jyoti Clinic and Hospital. Keshav Maurya’s son Yogesh is the owner of the construction company, director of two other companies and also a partner of a hospital.
Statistics show that most criminal leaders are educated
More educated leaders mean more serious crimes
Generally speaking about politicians with criminal image, we can guess that they must be less educated. Trust me, it is not like that at all. The more educated a leader is, the more serious his crimes are. Of those contesting elections since 2004, 9663 leaders are graduates or more educated. Many have got their education abroad. Of these educated leaders, in 2017 i.e. about 21 percent are leaders against whom crimes were registered in serious cases. 1722 who have studied 12th or less have a tainted image of the leader. This can also be understood from the example of Azam Khan, who was made SP candidate from Rampur. Azam Khan is a graduate. The trial of 90 serious offenses registered against Azam, who studied LLB (Hons) from Aligarh Muslim University, is on. He is out on bail in 86 cases while bail in 4 cases is still in the court, due to which he is in jail. There is also a case of grabbing property worth 500 crores on Azam Khan. Similarly, Nahid Hasan, the SP candidate from Kairana, studied Air Force School Secondary in Delhi in 2003, BBA from Helmas Institute in Australia in 2010, but has 17 serious criminal cases registered against him.
Most tainted in SP, serious criminals in BJP
BJP leaders say that SP is a party of criminals. If we look at the figures of 18 years, it is known that SP has fielded 1329 and BJP 1102 tainted candidates. However, in this, 98 candidates of SP and 163 candidates of BJP are serious criminals. These figures show that SP has maximum number of tainted leaders but BJP has more serious criminals than SP.
Richest BJP MLA-MP
Among the parties that bet on their candidates in the electoral fray, the MLAs and MPs elected from the BJP are richer than the rest of the parties. Talking about this wealth of BJP leaders, the affidavits given to the Election Commission in 18 years show that the average assets of 573 BJP MLAs-MPs were double that of the rest, that is, around Rs 6.50 crore. Whereas only 88 leaders of Congress leaders were those who declared their assets as Rs.5 crore.
Crime half, but women have double the property
Women leaders may have had less participation in elections held in the last 18 years, even though their crimes are half that of male leaders, but their wealth is twice that of male leaders. In these 18 years, 1641 women contested the elections but only 163 had criminal cases registered. Of these, only 88 crimes of women were serious. Whereas the assets of all these women are double that of the rest of the male leaders i.e. 8.31 crores on an average.