Ninety women candidates are contesting the Uttar Pradesh assembly election in phase five. Two of them are among the 10 richest candidates in that phase, according to a report released by the Association for Democratic reforms.
Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Sindhuja Mishra Senani, who is contesting the election from Kunda constituency in Pratapgarh district, has declared assets worth over Rs 52 crore. She is the second-richest candidate in the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election.
Congress’ Aradhana Mishra ranks seventh among the top 10 richest candidates. A candidate from Rampur Khas in Pratapgarh, she had declared assets worth over Rs 34 crore.
Neelam Kavariya, another BJP candidate, ranks 14th among the 685 candidates whose affidavits ADR has analysed. She owns assets worth over Rs 21 crore and is contesting elections from Prayagraj’s Meja constituency.