Over 40% of India’s MPs have criminal cases against them: Report

Over 40% of India's MPs have criminal cases against them: Report

Out of the 763 members of Parliament (MPs), 306 (40%) have declared criminal cases against themselves, according to a latest report released by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW). The data has been extracted from affidavits filed by the MPs prior to contesting their last elections. Around 194 (25%) MPs have declared serious criminal cases, including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women etc. Kerala (73%) topped the chart of MPs who declared criminal cases in their self-sworn affidavits, followed by Bihar,…

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