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
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
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
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thirty per cent of ministers in the Narendra Modi government have declared criminal cases against themselves and 18 percent have declared "serious criminal cases."
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.
Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram go to polls in November-December. The results will be out 8 December.
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).
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 numbers, provided by ADReforms, narrate another story of Indian democracy, beyond victory and defeat of parties and people voting their aspirations.