AIADMK fields richest candidates in Kerala

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The main fight in Kerala may be between the Congress-led UDF and the Left, but two of the three richest candidates in the assembly polls are from the AIADMK, a Tamil Nadu party.

Richest candidates
Biju Ramesh (Thiruvananthapuram) AIADMK - Rs 188 crore
Thomas Chandy (Kuttanad) NCP - Rs 92 crore
Abdul Kader (Perrumade) AIADMK - Rs 54 crore

Average asstes
7 AIADMK candidates - Rs 35.14 crore
36 BDJS candidates - Rs 3.19 crore
85 Congress candidates - Rs 1.83 crore
84 CPI-M candidates - Rs.1.51 crore
97 BJP candidates - Rs.1.03 crore

Criminal cases
86 per cent of CPI-M candidates (72 out of 84)
60 per cent of CPI (15 out of 25)
44 per cent of Congress (37 out of 85)
43 per cent of BJP candidates (42 out of 97)

Illiterate 7
Simple literate 29
School 669
Graduates 380

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