Source: 
Outlook
http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=784272
Date: 
20.12.2012
City: 
New Delhi

A report released by Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) that in 2009 Lok Sabha elections, political parties gave tickets to 6 candidates who declared that they have been charged with rape.

The report further mentions that tickets were given to 27 candidates who contested the State Elections in the last five years, who have declared that they have been charged with rape.

Given below are the highlights of the report:

Political parties gave tickets to 27 candidates who contested the State Elections in the last five years, who have declared that they have been charged with rape.

Of these 7 are Independent candidates, 5 have been given tickets by SP, 2 have been given tickets by BJP and 2 are BSP candidates.

Out of these 27 candidates who declared rape charges, 10 are from Uttar Pradesh, and 5 are from Bihar.

Political Parties also gave tickets to 260 other contesting candidates in the Legislative Assembly Elections held in the last five years have declared that they have charges of crimes against women such as outraging the modesty of a woman, assault, insulting the modesty of a woman etc.

Out of the 260 candidates who declared that they have been charged with crimes against women, 72 are IND candidates, 24 have been given tickets by the BJP, 26 candidates have been given tickets by the INC, 16 have been given tickets by the SP and 18 have been given tickets by BSP.

Maharasthra has the maximum number of such candidates (41), followed by Uttar Pradesh (37) and West Bengal (22).

In Lok Sabha elections, political parties gave tickets to 6 candidates who declared that they have been charged with rape.

Of these, 1 is from RPP, 1 from RCP, 1 from BSP, 1 from JMM and 2 Independent candidates.

Out of these 6 candidates who declared rape charges 3 are from Bihar, 1 from Delhi, 1 from Uttar Pradesh and 1 from Andhra Pradesh

34 other contesting candidates from the Lok Sabha 2009 General Elections declared that they have charges of crimes against women.

12 out of the other 34 Lok Sabha 2009 candidates declared that they have been charged with crimes against women, 77 are IND candidates, 4 are BSP candidates and 2 each from AITC and CPI (ML) (L).

Maximum cases of crimes against women are against candidates from Bihar (9), followed by Maharashtra (6), and Uttar Pradesh (5).

 

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