43% newly-elected Lok Sabha MPs have criminal record: ADR

Nearly half of the newly-elected Lok Sabha members have criminal charges against them, a 26% increase as compared to 2014, according to the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR). Of the 539 winning candidates analysed by the ADR, as many as 233 MPs or 43% have criminal charges.

The BJP has 116 MPs or 39% of its winning candidates with criminal cases, followed by 29 MPs (57%) from the Congress, 13 (81%) from the JDU, 10 (43%) from the DMK and nine (41%) from the TMC, the ADR said.…

In the new Lok Sabha, nearly 29% of the cases are related to rape, murder, attempt to murder or crime against women, the non-governmental organisation said. “There is an increase of 109% [in 2019] in the number of MPs with declared serious criminal cases since 2009,” it said.…

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