Monday, July 29, 2013

Ten Years of Election Watch: Comprehensive Reports on Elections, Crime and Money
Summary and Highlights:
Following are the highlights that emerge from the analysis carried out by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW):-
·         Total Number of Candidates Analyzed: A total of 62847 Candidates who have contested either Parliamentary or State Assembly Elections since 2004 have been analyzed by ADR and NEW.

·         Total Number of MPs/MLAs Analyzed: A total of 8790 MPs/MLAs who have either held seats since 2004 either in the Parliament or in State Assemblies have been analyzed by ADR and NEW.
Criminal:

·     Candidates with Criminal Cases: A total of 11063 out of these 62847 (18%) Candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

·         Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases5253 (8%) out of the 11063 Candidates analyzed have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

·         Sitting Lok Sabha MPs with Criminal Cases: 162 (30%) out of the 543 Lok Sabha MPs have declared criminal cases against themselves. 76 or 14% of the current Lok Sabha MPs have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

·         Sitting Rajya Sabha MPs with Criminal Cases: 40 out of 232 (17%) sitting MPs from Rajya Sabha have declared criminal cases against themselves. 16 (7%) of the current Rajya Sabha MPs have declared serious criminal cases 

·         Sitting MLAs who have declared Criminal Cases1258 (31%) out of the 4032 sitting MLAs from all state assemblies have declared criminal cases against themselves. 15% of the current MLAs from all state assemblies have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

·         MPs/MLAs with Criminal Cases: Out of the 8790 MPs/MLAs analyzed since 2004, 2575 or 29% have declared criminal cases against themselves and 1187 or 14% have serious criminal charges.  INC has 8% andBJP has 13% MPs/MLAs with serious criminal charges.


Financial:

·         Average Assets of Candidates who have contested Elections: The average assets of all Candidates (62847)analyzed since 2004, is Rs. 1.37 Crores.

·         Average Assets of MPs/MLAs: The average assets of all MPs/MLAs (8790) analyzed since 2004 is Rs. 3.83 Crores.
Regards,
National Election Watch/Association for Democratic Reforms:

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