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Criminal MLA/MPs Voting In Presidential Elections !!!

13 July 2012 One Comment

RTI Activist News is publishing the Report by National Election Watch , which states  31% of the MLA/MPs voting in Presidential elections declared criminal cases in their last affidavit; 6 declared Rape cases, 141 declared murder cases, 90 declared kidnapping cases; 48% of MLA/MPs voting are crorepatis; only 8% are women.

As the presidential of India is elected by a system of proportional representation, we wanted to see how it proportionally represents voters of our country. We have looked at the the affidavits submitted to the Election Commission of India of 772 out of 776 MPs and 4063 out of 4120 MLAs (a total of 4835 out of 4896) in all the states of India which forms the Electoral College and who will be voting on the Presidential Elections to elect the new President of India.

Documents attached:

1. Report on analysis of MPs and MLAs voting for Presidential Elections 2012 – Both in Hindi and English

2. Letter to Presidential Candidates to voluntary disclose criminal, financial, educational and other background details as per Supreme Court’s guidelines.

3.Demands of NEW and ADR for Electoral and Political reforms

Here are the highlights of the reports:

The following analysis shows that there is an urgent need for Electoral Reforms. NEW and ADR demands that the Political Parties take up the long pending Electoral immediately.

Highlights (Report on MPs and MLAs voting in Presidential Elections 2012):
  • National Election Watch (NEW) has analyzed the affidavits submitted to the Election Commission of India of 772 out of 776 MPs and 4063 out of 4120 MLAs (a total of 4835 out of 4896) in all the states of India which forms the Electoral College and who will be voting on the Presidential Elections to elect the new President of India.
  • As per the ECI, a total of 1098882 votes can be cast in the Presidential Elections.
  • Based on the number of votes these 4835 MPs/MLAs can cast, NEW & ADR has analysed 1089287 votes out the total 109882 votes.
  • Votes of MPs/MLAs who have declared criminal cases

  • Out of the 4835 MPs/MLAs analyzed, 1448 members or 31 % have declared criminal cases against them in a self sworn affidavit filed with the ECI before their most recent elections.
  • Out of these 1448 voters who have declared criminal cases, 641 MPs/MLAs have declared serious criminal cases like rape, murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion etc.
  • There are 6 MPs/MLAs who have declared rape charges in their self sworn affidavits submitted to the ECI at the time of filing their nomination. There are 141 MPs/MLAs who have declared murder charges, 352 have declared attempt to murder charges, 145 have declared theft charges, 90 have declared kidnapping charges and 75 have declared dacoity charges.
  • Tainted Votes: Based on the number of votes that these tainted MPs/MLAs are entitled to cast, a total of (31%) or 335089 votes out of 1089287 analyzed are of MPs/MLAs who have declared criminal cases against themselves on self sworn affidavits submitted to the ECI at the time of filing their nomination papers for elections.
  • Among state assemblies, based on the number of tainted MLAs, the maximum number of tainted votes are from Uttar Pradesh which has 39312 out of 83824 votes analyzed (189 out of 403 MLAs) who have declared criminal cases at the time of submission of their self sworn affidavits to the ECI, followed by Maharashtra with 25550 out of 50225 votes analyzed (146 out of 287 MLAs) and Bihar with 24047 out of 41693 votes analyzed (139 out of 241 MLAs) who have declared criminal cases.
  • In terms of percentage of tainted votes, among state assemblies, Jharkhand has the highest % of tainted votes with 74% or 10560 out of 14256 votes (60 out 81 MLAs analyzed) followed by Bihar with 58% or 24047 out of 41693 votes (139 out of 241 MLAs analyzed) and Maharashtra with 51% or 25550 out of 50225 votes (146 out of 287 analyzed).
  • Votes of MPs/MLAs based on financial details

  • A total of 2322 out of 4835 MPs/MLAs analyzed i.e. 48% are crorepatis as per their self sworn affidavits submitted to the ECI at the time of nomination for contesting elections.
  • Crorepati Votes: Based on the number of votes these crorepatis MPs/MLAs are entitled to cast, a total of 54% or 585918 out of 1089287 votes analyzed are of MPs/MLAs who are crorepatis.
  • Amongst state assemblies, Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of crorepati votes with 56368 out of 83824 votes analyzed followed by Maharashtra with 34650 out of 50225 votes analyzed and Andhra Pradesh with 25308 out of 42772 votes analyzed.
  • In terms of Percentage, among state assemblies, Goa has the highest percentage of crorepatis voters with 92% or  (37 out of 40 MLAs analyzed) followed by  Punjab with 86% (101 out of 117 MLAs analyzed) and Haryana with 72% (65 out of 90 MLAs analyzed) crorepatis voters.
  • Women Representation

  • As per the data from ECI, out of the total 4896 MPs/MLAs who are entitled to vote in the upcoming Presidential Elections, only 418 or 9% are women.
  • Based on the number of votes the MPs/MLAs are entitled to vote, the total number of women votes is 10% or 113145 out of 1098882 votes.
  • Among MPs, Lok Sabha has 11% or 41772 votes out of 384444 from 59 women MPs and Rajya Sabha has 10% or 16284 out of 164964 from 23 women MPs.
  • Among State assemblies, West Bengal has the maximum amount of women votes with 12231 votes out of 44394 (34 out of 294 MLAs), followed by Uttar Pradesh with 6656 votes out of 83824(32 out of 403 MLAs) and Bihar with 5882 votes out of 42039 (34 out of 243 MLAs).
  • In terms of percentage, among state assemblies, the highest percentage of Women votes is from Bihar with 14% (34 out of 243 MLAs) followed by Rajasthan with 14% (28 out of 200 MLAs) women votes and West Bengal with 12% (34 out of 294 MLAs).

Presidential Elections MPs and MLAs Report

Letter for Presidential Elections

Recommendations on Electoral and Political Reforms

Report on Presidential election_Hindi

One Comment »

  • haridas mandal said:

    Let’s respect the democratic institutions. Lets have faith on our constitutional provisions. If you feel very strongly about amending the provisions of the constitutions which allows election of people with criminal cases pending you need to focus on amending the constitution. Till then that is made let us not demean our elected representatives.We the people have reposed faith on them and elected them.
    Lets try to sensitize justice delivery system. Lets hasten up administrative reforms and lets be impartial.