The Natiaonal Election Watch AP releases the list of MLA’s and MP’s. A number of organizations, individuals, groups had been working relentlessly to bring this information out and share with the common man.
An analysis of the data creates a picture as below.
10 out of 60 MPs face criminal charges, ie, 17% of all MPs
60 out of 294 MLAs face criminal charges, ie, 20% of all MLAs
These MPs and MLAs are from across all political parties
- The criminal charges include serious crimes including
murder, attempt to murder, rioting. Poll violation related offences
are analysed separately.
- This data covers only sitting MPs and MLAs only. Those
who lost elections are not covered. There are criminal cases also
against the kith and kin of MPs and MLAs.
Read below for more details and thanks Rakesh for forwarding the same to me.