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25% of current MPs have major criminal charges and 40% have criminal cases: ADR

<p>According to the poll rights organization ADR, there are criminal cases filed against almost 40% of serving MPs, 25% of which have been deemed significant criminal cases including allegations of murder, attempted murder, abduction, and crimes against women.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-176690″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-25-of-current-mps-have-major-criminal-charges-and-40-have-criminal-cases-adr-downl.jpg” alt=”theindiaprint.com 25 of current mps have major criminal charges and 40 have criminal cases adr downl” width=”1065″ height=”576″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-25-of-current-mps-have-major-criminal-charges-and-40-have-criminal-cases-adr-downl.jpg 305w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-25-of-current-mps-have-major-criminal-charges-and-40-have-criminal-cases-adr-downl-150×81.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1065px) 100vw, 1065px” title=”25% of current MPs have major criminal charges and 40% have criminal cases: ADR 9″></p>
<p>According to the ADR, each MP from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha has assets worth an average of Rs 38.33 crores, and 53 (7%) of them are billionaires.</p>
<p>Out of the 776 seats in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, the self-sworn affidavits of 763 serving MPs have been examined by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW).</p>
<p>This information was taken from affidavits that MPs submitted before running in their most recent elections and any subsequent by-elections. One Rajya Sabha seat, four Lok Sabha seats, and four Rajya Sabha seats for Jammu and Kashmir are empty.</p>
<p>Due to a lack of access to these papers, the affidavits of three Rajya Sabha MPs and one Lok Sabha MP could not be examined.</p>
<p>According to the analysis, out of the 763 currently serving members of parliament, 306 (or 40%) have declared criminal charges against them, and 194 (or 25%) have declared significant criminal cases, such as those involving murder, attempted murder, abduction, crimes against women, etc.</p>
<p>Members of both Houses have declared criminal cases against themselves in their self-sworn affidavits, according to the ADR, with 23 (79%) out of 29 MPs from Kerala, 41 (73%) out of 56 MPs from Bihar, 37 (57%) out of 65 MPs from Maharashtra, 13 (54%) out of 24 MPs from Telangana, and 5 (50%) out of 10 MPs from Delhi doing so.</p>
<p>In their self-sworn affidavits, roughly 28 (50%) out of 56 MPs from Bihar, nine (38%) out of 24 MPs from Telangana, ten (34%) out of 29 MPs from Kerala, 22 (34%), out of 65 MPs from Maharashtra, and 37 (34%), out of 108 MPs from Uttar Pradesh, have declared serious criminal cases.</p>
<p>About 139(36 per cent) out of 385 MPs from BJP, 43 (53 per cent) out of 81 MPs from Congress, 14 (39 per cent) out of 36 MPs from TMC, 5(83 per cent) out of 6 MPs from RJD, 6(75 per cent) out of 8 MPs from CPI(M), 3(27 per cent) out of 11 MPs from AAP, 13(42 per cent) out of 31 MPs from YSRCP and 3(38 per cent) out of 8 MPs from NCP have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.</p>
<p>About 98 (25 per cent) out of 385 MPs from BJP, 26 (32 per cent) out of 81 MPs from Congress, 7 (19 per cent) out of 36 MPs from TMC, 3(50 per cent) out of 6 MPs from RJD, 2(25 per cent) out of 8 MPs from CPI(M), 1 (9 per cent) out of 11 MPs from AAP, 11(35 per cent) out of 31 MPs from YSRCP and 2(25 per cent) out of 8 MPs from NCP have declared serious criminal cases in their affidavits.</p>
<p>In accordance with Indian Penal Code Section 302, 11 sitting MPs have reported instances of murder, 32 have reported cases of attempted murder, and 21 have reported cases of crimes against women. Four of these 21 MPs have indicated that they are involved in rape charges (IPC Section 376).</p>
<p>Telangana, which has 24 MPs, is the state with the highest average assets per MP at Rs 262.26 crores, followed by Andhra Pradesh, which has 36 MPs and average assets of Rs 150.76 crores, and Punjab, which has 20 MPs and average assets of Rs 88.94 crores.</p>
<p>Lakshadweep (1 MP) has the state’s lowest average MP asset level, with a value of Rs 9.38 lakh, followed by Tripura (3 MPs), with a value of Rs 1.09 crore, and Manipur (3 MPs), with a value of Rs 1.12 crore.</p>
<p>Within the major parties, the 385 BJP MPs analyzed have average assets of Rs 18.31 crore, 81 Congress MPs average assets of Rs 39.12 crore, 36 TMC MPs average assets of Rs 8.72 crore, 31 YSRCP MPs average assets of Rs 153.76 crore, 16 TRS MPs average assets of Rs 383.51 crore, 8 NCP MPs average assets of Rs 30.11 crore, and 11 AAP MPs average assets of Rs 119.84 crore.</p>
<p>Among the 53 billionaire MPs, 7 (29%) out of 24 Telangana MPs, 9 (25%) out of 36 Andhra Pradesh MPs, 2 (20%) out of 10 Delhi MPs, 4 (20%) out of 20 Punjab MPs, 1 (13%) out of 8 Uttarakhand MPs, 6 (9%) out of 65 Maharashtra MPs, and 3 (8%) out of 39 Karnataka MPs have declared assets worth more than Rs 100 crore.</p>
<p>14 (4%) of the 385 MPs from the BJP, 6 (7%) of the 81 MPs from the Congress, 7 (44%) of the 16 MPs from the TRS, 7 (23%) of the 31 MPs from the YSRCP, 3 (27%) of the 11 MPs from the AAP, 2 (100%) of the 2 MPs from the SAD, and 1 (3% of the 36 MPs from the AITC) have declared assets worth more than Rs. 100 crore.</p>
<p>763 currently serving MPs have assets of Rs. 29,251 crore.</p>
<p>385 BJP MPs had assets worth a total of Rs. 7,051 crore, 16 TRS MPs had assets worth Rs. 6,136 crore, 31 YSRCP MPs had assets worth Rs. 4,766 crore, 81 Congress MPs had assets worth Rs. 3,169 crore, and 11 AAP MPs had assets worth Rs. 1,318 crore.</p>
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