More crorepatis belong to the dalit party than the trader party in U P
Lucknow: Supposedly a party of Dalits or down-trodden . the Bahujan Samaj Party, has the maximum number of crorepatis in Uttar Pradesh. In contrast, an outfit known as a party of traders and upper-castes , the Bhartiya Janta Party, has a fewer number of candidates owning movable and immovable properties worth more than a crore of rupees.
This fact which is stranger than a fiction has to come light after an scrutiny of affidavits filed by candidates for the first of seven-phase elections in the state which is ten days away. Names of more crorepatis may be known after closer-look at nominations for the second and third phases which have ended.
As many as 231 candidates have filed nominations for election in the first phase out of which more than 50 who belong to the BSP are crorepatis . In contrast the BJP has only 37 candidates in the high asset bracket. As many as 73 constituencies will go to polls on the first day in the state.
Among them are five candidates who own properties which are worth more than Rs 20 crores. The top position is held by a member of the Rashtriya Lok Dal headed by Jat leader Ajit Singh.
Many of them have doubled or tripled their income in the last five years. The last assembly poll was held in the state in 2012.
The seven-phase polling will end on March 8.