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Political Entry: Analysis of Lok Sabha 2024 tickets of BJP and INC

"Over 50% of BJP, Cong candidates have assets worth over 5cr. and over 27% are from dynastic background"

The "Political Entry: Analysis of Lok Sabha 2024 tickets of BJP and INC" by Prajatantra Foundation is an evidence based study about the 768 candidates of both major national parties (Congress & BJP). The report focuses on role of privilege, gatekeeping practices, and methods of political entry. Through meticulous research, the report uncovers the disproportionate influence of dynastic, criminal, and financially privileged backgrounds in selection for candidature. Some key highlights are: 

 

1. 81.6% tickets have gone to dynasts, individuals with criminal antecedents, and “5 crorepatis.”

2. Over 27% candidates are from dynastic backgrounds 

3. Over 50% women candidates are from dynastic backgrounds 

4. Over 56.1% candidates have assets more than 5cr. 

5. Only 9.5% candidates owe their career to student politics 

For detailed insights, download our report below

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