A total of 163 ( 68%) out of the 241 winners in the Bihar Assembly polls have declared criminal cases against themselves in the poll affidavits,  RJD tops the list with around 73%, Bihar Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said.
Of the 163 MLA-elects, 123 (51% of total affidavits analysed) have serious criminal cases pending against them, including those related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping and crimes against women.
In the 2015 Assembly elections, 142 (58%) MLAs had self-declared such cases against them in their affidavits.
This time, the ADR had analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 241 of the 243 victorious candidates. The ADR did not say anything on such details of remaining winners.
The results of the three-phase elections were declared on Wednesday early morning after counting that went on for over 20 hours.
Out of the 123 winners, 19 have murder cases, 31 attempt to murder and eight crimes against women against their names.
Among the major parties, 54 (73%) of the 74 winners from Tejashwi Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) have pending criminal cases, followed by 47 (64%) out of 73 from BJP, 20 (47%) out of 43 from Janata Dal-United, 16 (84%) out of 19 from Congress, 10 (83%) out of 12 from Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist Liberation, and five (100%) out of 5 from Asaduddin Owaisi's All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.
A total of 44 (60%) out of 74 RJD winners, 35 (48%) out of 73 from BJP, 11 (26%) out of 43 from JD-U, 11 (58%) out of 19 from Congress, eight (67%) out of 12 from CPI-MLL and 5 (100%) out of 5 from AIMIM have serious criminal cases pending against them.
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