West Bengal polls: Seven candidates in phase III, IV are illiterate

Seven candidates contesting the third and fourth phase of ongoing West Bengal Assembly polls are illiterate.

PTI| Updated: Apr 19, 2016, 16:22 PM IST
West Bengal polls: Seven candidates in phase III, IV are illiterate

Kolkata: Seven candidates contesting the third and fourth phase of ongoing West Bengal Assembly polls are illiterate.

According to an analysis of their affidavits by the West Bengal Election Watch, six contestants in the third and one in the fourth phase have declared that they are illiterate.

Another 14 candidates are 'simple literate', the report said.

Polling for the third phase will be held on April 21 and fourth phase on April 25 in which 763 candidates would test their luck in 111 seats.

In both phases 44 per cent candidates have educational qualification between Class V pass and Class XII pass. Another 33 per cent candidates are graduate or have professional degrees.