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DECODE (English) | S1E7 – How to make sense of the Affidavit filed by Contesting Candidates?


In the 7th episode, we discuss about the affidavits filed by contesting candidates. The affidavit in Form-26 contains the following details

  • Details of the ITRs filed in last 5 years of Candidate, Spouse &
  • Details of pending criminal cases and cases in which convicted
  • Details of movable assets like cash, deposits, shares, vehicles,
    policies, jewelry etc. of Candidate, Spouse & Dependents
  • Details of immovable assets like agricultural land, non-agricultural
    land, residential buildings, commercial buildings of Candidate,
    Spouse & Dependents
  • These assets should include both domestic & foreign assets
  •  Liabilities & dues to public institutions
  •  Contracts if any with government agencies
  •  Sources of Income of Candidate & Spouse
  •  Profession of Candidate, Spouse
  • Candidate’s Educational qualification 

All the affidavits starting with the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections can be found here 

For earlier affidavits, visit this link

Copy of Form -26

For summary information on affidavits, visit MyNeta

For further details on the documents & affidavit, read this story

For more in depth information on elections & election related issues, visit this page 

The 17th General elections to the Lok Sabha (2019) are just around the corner. In this season of DECODE, we will talk about all the issues important to elections starting from voter registration, election history, political parties, election funding, relevant laws, model code of conduct, affidavits to be filed by candidates, about NOTA, women representation in elections, Voter cheatsheet, Manifestos etc.

DECODE is about simplifying complex issues related to government policy, government rules and many other issues related to government, that are useful to the common man.


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Rakesh has been working on issues related to Right to Information (RTI) for a decade. He is a Data/Information enthusiast & passionate about Governance/Policy issues.

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