Telling Numbers: 43% of 539 MPs declared cases against themselves, 11 of murder

According to an analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and New Election Watch,among the 539 newly elected Lok Sabha MPs,43% have declared criminal cases against themselves. The analysis has highlighted that 29% of MPs have declared serious criminal cases relating to rape, murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women.In 2014, 21% had declared… Continue reading Telling Numbers: 43% of 539 MPs declared cases against themselves, 11 of murder

Election Commission to SC: Taken steps to curb criminalisation of politics

The Election Commission (EC) has told the Supreme Court that it has taken measures to curb criminalization of politics. Criminalization of politics means the rising participation of criminals and people facing criminal charges in politics. EC’s response in Supreme Court comes in the backdrop of a contempt plea which was recently filed alleging that the… Continue reading Election Commission to SC: Taken steps to curb criminalisation of politics