Candidates with Rs 2 to Rs 500 test political waters against the rich and affluent

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The rich and famous aspiring to tread the red carpet leading to Parliament is nothing new. Their wealth goes in crores of rupees with movable and immovable assets matching up to the who’s who in the country.
But this Lok Sabha polls has something different in store. As per reports made available by ADR and National Election Watch, even the poorest of Indians have pulled up their socks to make it to the temple of democracy.

Poorest candidate contests with just Rs 2

The most economically weak candidate in fray in the ongoing 2024 Lok Sabha polls is an independent candidate from Haryana polling for which was held in phase VI on May 25, 2024. Master Randhir Singh contesting from Rohtak parliamentary constituency has just Rs 2 in the name of movable asset and nothing as immovable asset.

Second most economically weak candidate has just Rs 7 as movable asset

Katta Anand Babu of Andhra Pradesh contesting as an independent candidate from Bapatla (Sc) parliamentary constituency in phase IV is second mosteconomically weak candidate with just Rs 7 as movable asset and nothing in the name of immovable asset.

Further, third most poor candidate in fray is Mohammad Sultan Ganaie with just Rs 67 as sole asset. He is contesting from Baramulla parliamentary constituency in Jammu and Kashmir as an independent candidate in phase V while Santosh Ubale of Maharashtra is on fourth spot in the top 10 list of most economically weak candidates in fray. Presently in fray from Maval parliamentary constituency on a Bhim Sena ticket in phase IV, he has just Rs 83 as movable asset and nothing in the name of immovable asset.

Similarly, Bhor Vikas Rohidas of Maharashtra is present on fifth spot in the list of economically weak candidates with Rs 90 in his kitty. He is contesting from Shirur parliamentary constituency as an independent candidate in phase IV while Irfan Abutalib Chand, also of Maharashtra has Rs 100 as movable asset and nothing in immovable asset category. He is contesting from Kolhapur parliamentary constituency as an independent. Likewise, Ponraj K of Tamil Nadu is contesting as an independent candidate from Thoothukkudi constituency in phase I and has Rs 320 as movable asset and nothing as immovable asset.

However, three candidates in the top 10 list of most economically weak candidates have Rs 500 as movable asset and no immovable asset. A total of five candidates in fray have Rs 1000 as movable asset and no immovable asset.

Top 10 list of most economically weak candidates in fray

Phase Name State Constituency Party Movable Immovable Total
VI Master Randhir Singh Haryana Rohtak IND 2 0 2
IV  Katta Anand Babu Andhra Pradesh Bapatla (Sc) IND 7 0 7
V Mohammad Sultan Ganaie J&K Baramulla IND 63 0 63
IV Santosh Ubale Maharashtra   Bhim Sena 83 0 83
IV Bhor Vikas Rohidas Maharashtra Shirur IND 90 0 90
III Irfan Abutalib Chand Maharashtra Kolhapur IND 100 0 100
I Ponraj K Tamil Nadu Thoothukkudi IND 320 0 320
IV Shesherao Chokhoba Veer Maharashtra Beed Prabuddha Republican Party 500 0 500
II Laxman Nagorao Patil Maharashtra Nanded IND 500 0 500
IV Jalamsing Sutum Pawar Maharashtra Nandurbar (St) IND 500 0 500

 

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