Times of India
Every second MLA elected to the 18th UP legislative assembly in the recent polls has a criminal background, according to data released by Association for Democratic Reforms, reports Arvind Chauhan. Of 403 successful candidates, 205 have declared criminal cases against them, the ADR data showed. And among them, 158 MLAs or 39% of winning candidates have serious criminal cases, including murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women.
An analysis of affidavits by ADR revealed that five MLAs have been booked for murder, 29 for attempt to murder and six have declared cases on crimes against women, including rape.
The data showed 90 of 255 (35%) elected MLAs from BJP have serious criminal cases, followed by 48 of 111 (43%) from SP, five of eight from RLD, four of six from Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party, four of six from Nishad Party, two of 12 from Apna Dal (Sonelal), two each from Jansatta Dal Loktantrik and Congress, and one from BSP.
© Association for Democratic Reforms
Privacy And Terms Of Use
Donation Payment Method