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BJP has maximum lawmakers facing cases of crime against women, Congress second, finds election watchdog ADR
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BJP has maximum lawmakers facing cases of crime against women, Congress second, finds election watchdog ADR

The BJP has the highest number of 21 lawmakers facing cases related to crime against women, followed by Congress (16) and YSRCP (7), according to election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR

Jobs, healthcare and drinking water top priorities for voters, govt performance scored 'below average', finds ADR survey
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Jobs, healthcare and drinking water top priorities for voters, govt performance scored 'below average', finds ADR survey

As per the survey conducted, the performance of the government has been rated "below-average", Jagdeep Chhokar, National Election Watch, ADR, told reporters.

Despite special courts, conviction rates against MPs, MLAs remain low at 6%; Kerala, Tamil Nadu lead in acquittals
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Despite special courts, conviction rates against MPs, MLAs remain low at 6%; Kerala, Tamil Nadu lead in acquittals

Criminal records are not likely to be a deterrent to MPs and MLAs as no more than 6 percent of criminal cases against India’s MPs and MLAs ended in conviction, according to data submitted by the Centre to the Supreme Court

ADR finds Kerala MLAs top election expenditure; legislators from 11 states spent over 50%
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ADR finds Kerala MLAs top election expenditure; legislators from 11 states spent over 50%

"MLAs from 11 states namely Kerala, Tripura, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Assam and Bihar have spent more than 50 percent of the expenditure limit," ADR said in the report.

35 percent of India's chief ministers have criminal cases against them, reveals ADR report
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35 percent of India's chief ministers have criminal cases against them, reveals ADR report

In India, around 35 percent chief ministers have criminal cases against them and 81 percent of the total are crorepatis, according to an ADR report released on Monday.

UP Election Results 2017: 322 of new MLAs crorepatis, 143 face criminal cases
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UP Election Results 2017: 322 of new MLAs crorepatis, 143 face criminal cases

Around 322 of the 403 new lawmakers elected to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly are 'crorepatis' (multi-millionaires) while as many as 143 have criminal cases.

Political parties see 84% fall in donations, BJP remains a corporate favourite: Report
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Political parties see 84% fall in donations, BJP remains a corporate favourite: Report

Donations to political parties reduced by nearly 84 percent in 2015-2016, a report published earlier this week by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch said.

I-T department's selective raids on rich politicians: What's the story?
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I-T department's selective raids on rich politicians: What's the story?

Are the signs not clear enough for the I-T department to go beyond the obvious? The department conducts raids based on information received from its sources on ground, wrongdoing by a person or anomaly in income of a taxpayer.

Modi's govt: 30% of ministers have declared criminal cases
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Modi's govt: 30% of ministers have declared criminal cases

Thirty per cent of ministers in the Narendra Modi government have declared criminal cases against themselves and 18 percent have declared "serious criminal cases."

Lok Sabha polls: These states have the most crorepati candidates
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Lok Sabha polls: These states have the most crorepati candidates

Now that the first phase of India's Lok Sabha elections are underway, let's take a look at the financial positions of the candidates that are standing for the elections.

21% MPs/MLAs in 5 poll bound states face criminal charges
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21% MPs/MLAs in 5 poll bound states face criminal charges

Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram go to polls in November-December. The results will be out 8 December.

Karnataka: 20 percent candidates have criminal cases
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Karnataka: 20 percent candidates have criminal cases

A total of 40 out of 194 candidates of the BJP and Congress contesting the May Assembly elections have criminal cases against them, according to NGOs - Karnataka Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

 Gujarat polls: 19% candidates in phase-2 have criminal cases
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Gujarat polls: 19% candidates in phase-2 have criminal cases

Of the 78 candidates with declared criminal cases, 40 are with serious criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion, rape etc.

The crorepati leader: Oh my, how well politics pays!
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The crorepati leader: Oh my, how well politics pays!

The numbers, provided by ADReforms, narrate another story of Indian democracy, beyond victory and defeat of parties and people voting their aspirations.