Nearly 40 percent of the country’s sitting MPs have criminal cases registered against them, out of which 25 percent have declared serious criminal cases under murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping and crimes against women.
Election rights body ADR has given this information.
The ADR said the average value of assets of each Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MP is Rs 38.33 crore and 53 (seven per cent) are billionaires.
The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) have analyzed the self-affidavits of 763 sitting MPs from 776 Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha seats.
This figure has been extracted from the affidavits filed by MPs before contesting their last election and any subsequent by-election. Four Lok Sabha seats and one Rajya Sabha seat are vacant and four Rajya Sabha seats from Jammu and Kashmir are undecided.
The affidavits of one Lok Sabha MP and three Rajya Sabha MPs could not be analyzed as these documents were not available.
According to him, out of the 763 sitting MPs analysed, 306 (40 per cent) sitting MPs have reported criminal cases against them and 194 (25 per cent) sitting MPs have reported serious criminal cases against them including murder, manslaughter, Cases related to attempted murder, kidnapping, crimes against women etc. are included.
The ADR said that among the members of both Houses, 23 out of 29 MPs from Kerala (79 percent), 41 out of 56 MPs from Bihar, 37 out of 65 MPs from Maharashtra (57 percent), 24 MPs from Telangana 13 out of 10 (54 per cent) Delhi MPs and five (50 per cent) have declared criminal cases against them in their affidavits.
It said around 28 (50 per cent) of 56 MPs from Bihar, nine (38 per cent) of 24 MPs from Telangana, 10 (34 per cent) out of 29 MPs from Kerala, 22 (34 per cent) out of 65 MPs from Maharashtra ) and 37 (34 per cent) out of 108 MPs from Uttar Pradesh have given information about serious criminal cases in their self-affidavits.
The analysis said that 139 out of 385 MPs of BJP (36 percent), 43 out of 81 MPs of Congress (53 percent), 14 out of 36 MPs of Trinamool Congress, five out of six MPs of RJD ( 83 per cent), six out of eight CPI(M) MPs (75 per cent), three out of 11 MPs from Aam Aadmi Party (27 per cent), 13 out of 31 MPs from YSR Congress Party (42 per cent) and eight out of NCP MPs. Three (38 percent) MPs have given information in their affidavits about criminal cases registered against them.
According to the ADR, about 98 (25 per cent) of the 385 BJP MPs, 26 (32 per cent) of the 81 Congress MPs, seven (19 per cent) of the 36 Trinamool Congress MPs, 3 (3 per cent) of the six RJD MPs, 50 per cent), 2 out of 8 CPI(M) MPs (25 per cent), 1 out of 11 AAP MPs (9 per cent), 11 out of 31 MPs from YSR Congress Party (35 per cent) and 2 out of 8 MPs from NCP (25 per cent). The MPs have declared serious criminal cases in their affidavits.
Eleven sitting MPs have declared cases related to murder (Indian Penal Code Section 302), 32 sitting MPs have declared cases related to attempt to murder (IPC Section 307) while 21 sitting MPs have declared cases related to crimes against women. Out of these 21 MPs, four MPs have declared cases related to rape (IPC section 376).
The state with the highest average assets per MP is Telangana (24 MPs), whose average assets are Rs 262.26 crore, followed by Andhra Pradesh (36 MPs), whose average assets are Rs 150.76 crore, followed by Punjab (20 MPs) where The average assets of MPs are Rs 88.94 crore.
The state with the lowest average assets of MPs is Lakshadweep (1 MP), where the average assets of an MP is Rs 9.38 lakh, followed by Tripura (3 MPs) with an average asset of Rs 1.09 crore and Manipur (3 MPs) with an average asset of Rs 1.12 crore. Is.