Source: 
Financial Express
https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/five-per-cent-lok-sabha-mps-crorepatis-with-assets-over-rs-100-crore-reveals-adr-report/3440757/
Author: 
India News Desk
Date: 
29.03.2024
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The analysis by ADR further reveals that 28 sitting MPs have cases related to attempted murder, with the majority (21 MPs) being from the BJP.

Forty-four percent of the 514 sitting Lok Sabha MPs analyzed have declared criminal cases against themselves, while five percent of these MPs are billionaires, possessing assets exceeding Rs 100 crore, as per their self-sworn affidavits, according to a report by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR).

Of the sitting MPs with criminal charges, 29 percent face serious criminal cases, including allegations of murder, attempt to murder, promoting communal disharmony, kidnapping, and crimes against women. Notably, nine MPs face murder cases, with five of them belonging to the BJP.

The analysis further reveals that 28 sitting MPs have cases related to attempted murder, with the majority (21 MPs) being from the BJP. Additionally, 16 MPs face charges related to crimes against women, including three allegations of rape.

Regarding financial aspects, the report shows that both the BJP and the Congress have the highest number of billionaire MPs, although significant representation is observed from other parties as well. Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Himachal Pradesh have more than 50 percent of their MPs facing criminal charges.

Moreover, the analysis demonstrates wealth disparities among MPs, with some possessing assets worth hundreds of crores, while others have minimal assets. Notably, the top three MPs with the highest declared assets are Nakul Nath (Congress), DK Suresh (Congress), and Kanumuru Raghu Rama Krishna Raju (Independent), with assets amounting to hundreds of crores.

The report also delves into the educational background, age, and gender distribution among the sitting MPs. A significant majority (73 percent) of the MPs have graduate or higher educational qualifications, while only 15 percent of the sitting MPs are women.

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