157 candidates have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, theft, crimes against women
GN Bureau | May 10, 2016
As many as 283 candidates in the electoral fray in Tamil Nadu have declared criminal cases against themselves, showed an analysis of self-sworn affidavits of 997 of the 1,107 candidates by Tamil Nadu Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
A total of 3,776 candidates are in the fray in the Tamil Nadu assembly elections to be held on May 16.
Out of the 997 candidates analysed, 283 (28 percent) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves. As many as 157 (16 percent) candidates have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, theft, crimes against women etc, said an ADR note.
Five candidates have declared charges related to murder, whilec 30 candidates have declared charges related to attempt to murder. Eight candidates have declared cases related to Crimes against Women.
Party wise candidates with criminal cases: 10 (27%) out of 37 candidates from INC, 26 (15%) out of 176 candidates from BJP, 47 (22%) out of 217 candidates from AIADMK, 68 (40%) out of 170 candidates fielded by DMK, 66 (31%) out of 211 candidates from PMK, 41 (42%) out of 98 from DMDK and 8 (47%) out of 17 CPI(M) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
Party wise candidates with serious criminal cases: 8 (22%) out of 37 candidates from INC, 15 (9%) out of 176 candidates from BJP, 26 (12%) out of 217 candidates from AIADMK, 41 (24%) out of 170 candidates fielded by DMK, 36 (17%) out of 211 candidates from PMK, 18 (18%) out of 98 from DMDK and 3 (18%) out of 17 CPI(M) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
India Today conducted a cash-for-vote sting operation in the recent assembly polls which revealed how candidates were blatantly violating election commission (EC) guidelines by bribing voters. It also exposed large amounts of money being spent in campaigning as some leaders admitted to spending sev
India’s affinity for gold is a well-known fact, so is its dependence on gold imports to meet the domestic demand. More than 98 percent of the gold consumed in the country is met through import, while the rest is met through recycled domestic gold. In 2015-16, India imported 926 tonnes of gold
Do you think unique ID for cattle will help prevent their trafficking?
Do you think unique ID for cows will help prevent smuggling?
The functioning of a national commission, be it NHRC, NCSC or NCST, depends on its head. Being the chief information commissioner (CIC), what is your vision for CIC? And what has been your experience so far? The chief information commissioner and ten informa
With the help of Right to Information (RTI), the common man not only has the right to know, but also the right to question those in power. This is the foundation of democracy,” said prime minister Narendra Modi at the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Central Information Commission (CIC)