Ev­ery Third New MP Has a Crim­i­nal Case

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics Counter -

NEW DELHI: The num­ber of parliamentarians with crim­i­nal cases has risen in the 16th Lok Sabha, with ev­ery third MP­elect fac­ing crim­i­nal charges, an anal­y­sis of their elec­tion af­fi­davits has shown. An anal­y­sis of 541 of the 543 win­ning can­di­dates by Na­tional Elec­tion Watch (NEW) and As­so­ci­a­tion for Demo­cratic Re­forms (ADR) showed that 186 or 34% of the new­ly­elected mem­bers have dis­closed crim­i­nal cases against them­selves in their af­fi­davits. In 2009, 30% of the Lok Sabha mem­bers had crim­i­nal cases reg­is­tered against them.

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