192 newly elected MLAs have criminal backgrounds

540 MLAs are crorepatis in the five states where elections took place

GN Bureau | March 21, 2017


#Democracy   #Good Governance   #Political Funding   #ADR   #Association for Democratic Reforms   #Criminal Background   #Politicians   #Assembly Polls  


A staggering 192 newly elected MLAs in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa have declared criminal cases against themselves. Also, 540 of the new MLAs are crorepatis.

National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 689 out of 690 newly elected MLAs in the five states.

The report showed that out of the 689 MLAs analysed, 192 (28%) MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of these 682 MLAs analysed for 2012 Assembly Elections, 228 (33%) had declared criminal cases against them.

As many as 140 (20%) MLAs have declared serious criminal cases including cases such as murder, attempt to murder etc. Out of 682 MLAs analysed during assembly elections in 2012, 100 (17%) MLAs had declared serious criminal cases against themselves.



As many as 193 (28%) MLAs have declared their education qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass while 473 (69%) MLAs have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above.

As far as their age goes, 329 (48%) MLAs have declared their age to be between 25 and 50 years while 358 (52%) MLAs have declared their age to be between 51 and 80 years.One MLA has declared his age to be above 80 years .

Out of the 689 newly elected MLAs analysed, 540 (78%) are crorepatis. Out of 682 MLAs analysed during 2012 assembly elections, 456(67%) MLAs were crorepatis.

Uttar Pradesh has 322 crorepatis, while Punjab had 95 crorepatis. There were 51 crorepatis in  Uttarakhand and 32 crorepatis were there in Manipur.

Incidentally, all the 40 MLAs in Goa are crorepatis.


 

Comments

 

Other News

Mumbai opts for “most liberal Covid-19 testing” in the world

As part of the four T strategy of trace-test-track-treat, Mumbai – the most affected city in India – has decided to make Covid-19 tests accessible to all. The municipal corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has come out with guidelines allowing all laboratories to conduct RT-PCR (

Exit the Dragon, Enter the Tiger

In a major development on July 6, the Chinese army started moving back its tents, vehicles as well as troops from locations where disengagement was agreed upon in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. This is a significant milestone in regional geopolitics with India having been successful in isolating the

Hiranandani Group launches ambitious data centre project

With the Covid-19 pandemic pushing more online activity and the capacity usage of data centres going up, India’s largest data centre (DC) building and the biggest tier-IV data centre, Yotta NM1,the  second largest in the world, has been launched in Mumbai. The launch event on Tue

Covid-19: India crosses 1 crore tests milestone

India has achieved a significant milestone as the number of Covid-19 tests conducted in the country so far has crossed the 1 crore milestone. This signifies the importance accorded to widespread testing and the focussed ‘Test, Trace, Treat’ strategy with several follow-up measures taken in tand

“Practise ‘mental distancing’ to keep calm amid epidemic”

Half way through the year 2020, it has been a tough time all around the world: Covid-19 epidemic, loss of lives, economic hardships and also numerous other problems – natural disasters and political protests. Coming together, it all has mental health under immense strain. To discuss this and othe

Understanding immunity: How to boost it during Covid-19

In a first, the Department of Home Science, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidayalam (Women’s University) Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, recently organized an international webinar on “Nutrition and Immune System Support during COVID-19 Pandemic”. Speakers included eminent national and internationa



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter