48 MLAs, MPs have declared cases of crime against women

BJP has the highest number of MPs, MLAs having declared cases related crimes against women.

GN Bureau | April 19, 2018


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(Illustration: Ashish Asthana)
(Illustration: Ashish Asthana)

Out of 1,580 MPs and MLAs with criminal cases, 48 (three MPs and 45 MLAs) have declared cases related to crime against women.

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch have analyzed 4,845 out of 4,896 election affidavits of current MPs and MLAs. It includes 768 out of 776 affidavits of MPs and 4,077 out of 4,120 MLAs from all the states.



Here are the highlights:

 

  •     Out of 1,580 (33%) MPs/ MLAs analysed with declared criminal cases, 48 have declared cases related to crimes against women.
  •    Among these 48 MPs/MLAs with declared cases related to Crimes s against women, 45 are MLAs and 3 are MPs.
  •     327 candidates analysed who had declared cases related to crimes against women, were given tickets by recognized political parties.
  •     118 independent candidates analysed with declared cases related to crimes against women had contested for Lok/Rajya and state assembles’ elections in last 5 years.
  •     Among these candidates, 40 candidates were given tickets by parties for Lok Sabha / Rajya Sabha elections. Various recognized parties have given tickets to 287 candidates with cases related to crimes against women for state assemblies’ elections.
  •     In the last 5 years, 18 independent candidates with declared cases related to crimes against women contested in the Lok Sabha/ Rajya Elections. Similarly, 100 independent candidates with declared cases related to crimes against women contested in the state assemblies’ elections.
  •     Maharashtra has the highest number of MPs/ MLAs i.e. 12, followed by West Bengal with 11 , Odisha and Andhra Pradesh each with 5 MPs/MLAs who have declared cases related crimes against women.
  •     Among various recognized parties, BJP has the highest number of MPs/ MLAs i.e. 12, followed by SHS (Shiv Sena) with 7 and AITC (All India Trinamool Congress) with 6 MPs/MLAs who have declared cases related crimes against women.
  •     Among the major parties in the last 5 years, 47 candidates with declared cases related to crimes against women were given tickets by BJP. The second highest number of candidates, i.e. 35 who had declared cases related to crimes against women were given tickets by BSP, followed by 24 candidates from INC who had declared cases related to crimes against women who had contested for Lok/Rajya Sabha and State Assemblies Elections in last 5 years.
  •     Following are 3 MLAs who have declared have declared cases related to rape :

            --- Gonuguntla Suryanarayana from TDP who has won from Dharmavaram constituency in Andhra Pradesh (2014)
            --- Jethabhai G.Ahir from BJP who has won from Shehra constituency in Gujarat (2017)
            --- Gulab Yadav from RJD who has won from Jhanjharpur constituency in Bihar(2015)
 

  •    In the last 5 years, recognized parties have given tickets to 26 candidates who had declared cases related to rape.
  •    In the last 5 years, 14 independent candidates with declared cases related to rape have contested for Lok/Rajya Sabha and State assemblies’ elections.

State Wise Number of MPs/MLAs with Declared cases related to crimes against women Party Wise MP/MLAs with cases related to crimesagainst Women

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