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Nexus between Crime, Money, Elections, Based On All India data Report Of Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW)

29 July 2013 No Comment

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Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) brings to light the Nexus between Crime, Money and Elections, with a analysis of Data across India.

The highlights that emerge from the analysis carried out by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW):-

  • Total Number of Candidates Analyzed: A total of 62847 Candidates who have contested either Parliamentary or State Assembly Elections since 2004 have been analyzed by ADR and NEW.

 

  • Total Number of MPs/MLAs Analyzed: A total of 8790 MPs/MLAs who have either held seats since 2004 either in the Parliament or in State Assemblies have been analyzed by ADR and NEW.

Criminal:

 

  • Candidates with Criminal Cases: A total of 11063 out of these 62847 (18%) Candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

 

  • Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 5253 (8%) out of the 11063 Candidates analyzed have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

 

  • Sitting Lok Sabha MPs with Criminal Cases: 162 (30%) out of the 543 Lok Sabha MPs have declared criminal cases against themselves. 76 or 14% of the current Lok Sabha MPs have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

 

  • Sitting Rajya Sabha MPs with Criminal Cases: 40 out of 232 (17%) sitting MPs from Rajya Sabha have declared criminal cases against themselves. 16 (7%) of the current Rajya Sabha MPs have declared serious criminal cases.  

 

  • Sitting MLAs who have declared Criminal Cases: 1258 (31%) out of the 4032 sitting MLAs from all state assemblies have declared criminal cases against themselves. 15% of the current MLAs from all state assemblies have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

 

  • MPs/MLAs with Criminal Cases: Out of the 8790 MPs/MLAs analyzed since 2004, 2575 or 29% have declared criminal cases against themselves and 1187 or 14% have serious criminal charges.  INC has 8% and BJP has 13% MPs/MLAs with serious criminal charges.

 

 

Financial:

 

  • Average Assets of Candidates who have contested Elections: The average assets of all Candidates (62847)analyzed since 2004, is Rs. 1.37 Crores.

 

  • Average Assets of MPs/MLAs: The average assets of all MPs/MLAs (8790) analyzed since 2004 is Rs. 3.83 Crores.

List of current MLAs-MPs with Pending Cases

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