20% Of India's Presidential Electoral College Have Declared Grave Criminal Charges - ADR

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 16, 2017

They analysed 4,852 out of 4,896 affidavits submitted by the individuals concerned at the time of their elections.

There are 184 (34 per cent) out of 543 Lok Sabha MPs, 44 (19 per cent) out of 231 Rajya Sabha MPs and 1,353 (33 per cent ) out of 4,078 MLAs (all state assemblies / UTs) analysed have declared criminal cases against themselves, an ADR release here yesterday said.

The presidential polls will be held on 17 July and the electoral college is made up of MPs and MLAs.

Based on the number of votes, MPs/MLAs who are entitled to cast, 75 per cent or 81,8703 out of 10,91,472 votes analysed are crorepatis. The value of each vote of an MP is 708, while that of an MLA in Karnataka is 131.

There are 117 (22 per cent ) out of 543 Lok Sabha MPs, 16 (7 per cent) out of 231 Rajya Sabha MPs and 860 (21 per cent) out of 4,078 MLAs (all state assemblies / UTs) analysed have declared serious criminal cases against themselves. A total of 3,640 crorepati MPs too would be taking part in the electoral process.

Altogether, 445 (82 per cent) out of 543 Lok Sabha MPs, 194 (84 per cent) out of 231 Rajya Sabha MPs, 2721 (68 per cent) out of 4,078 MLAs from all state and UT assemblies are found to be multi-millionaires.

Out of the total electorate, as many as 1,581 MPs and MLAs accounting for 33 per cent have criminal cases against them, the analysis of their affidavits by the ADR and the NEW showed.

Among them, a total of 993 members have serious criminal cases against them.

Among MPs, Lok Sabha has 46020 (12%) votes out of 384444 from 65 women MPs and Rajya Sabha has 16284 (10%) out of 163548 votes analysed from 23 women MPs.

Based on the number of votes that MPs / MLAs who have declared criminal cases, are entitled to cast, a total of 3,67,393 votes (34 per cent) out of 10,91,472 votes analysed are of MPs/MLAs who have declared criminal cases against themselves.

All state/ union territories assemblies combined have 51,383 (9 percent) votes, out of which 363 women members account for 5,43,480 votes.

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