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Fwd: Press Release: Supreme Court verdict on convicted MPs and MLAs adr india 7/10/13 6:46 AM
Dear Friends,

Following the Supreme Court judgment, many of you have asked us for data on the number of current legislators who have declared criminal cases against themselves. Please find the corresponding data below:

The Supreme Court has today delivered a landmark verdict with regard to convicted MPs and MLAs. The judgment has ruled that a convicted elected representative cannot continue in office and the conviction will lead to instant disqualification of the elected representative.
The safeguard provided under Section 8(4) of the Representation of the People Act,1951 has been struck down and declared ultra vires of Constitution. The Supreme Court has held that there cannot be two separate laws for elected representatives and contesting candidates.

Please find below the analysis of criminal cases declared by sitting MPs and MLAs as put together by Association for Democratic Reforms(ADR) and National Election Watch(NEW). Also find attached a copy of the release with this email.

PRESS RELEASE                                     10th July,2013


Analysis of sitting MPs and MLAs with self declared Criminal Cases- Election Wise


Following are the salient features that emerge from the analysis carried out by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW):-

·         A total of 4807 sitting MPs and MLAs have been analyzed by ADR and NEW. A total of 1460 out of these 4807 (30%) sitting MPs and MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves in their self sworn affidavits submitted by them to the Election Commission of India prior to contesting elections. 688 (14%) out of the total number of sitting MPs and MLAs analyzed have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

·         162 (30%) out of the 543 Lok Sabha MPs have declared criminal cases against themselves. 14% of the current Lok Sabha MPs have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

·         1258 (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.

·         The Jharkhand 2009 Assembly has the highest percentage of elected representatives (74%) who declared criminal cases against themselves.  55 out of 74 MLAs of the Jharkhand 2009 Assembly declared criminal cases against themselves.

·         Among the recent elections that have been covered by ADR and NEW, the Bihar 2010 Assembly has 58% MLAs who have declared criminal cases against themselves. The Uttar Pradesh 2012 Assembly has 47% MLAs with criminal cases.

·         None of the MLAs of the Manipur 2012 Assembly have declared criminal cases against themselves.


Analysis of sitting MPs and MLAs with self declared Criminal Cases- Party Wise


Following are the salient points that emerge from the analysis that was conducted by ADR and NEW:

·         82% of MPs and MLAs who have gotten elected on JMM tickets have declared criminal cases against themselves. 64% of MPs and MLAs who have gotten elected on RJD tickets have declared criminal cases against themselves. 48% of elected representatives who have gotten elected on SP tickets have declared criminal cases against themselves.

·         31% of MPs and MLAs who have gotten elected on BJP tickets have declared criminal cases against themselves (Out of the 1017 MPs and MLAs from BJP, 313 have declared criminal cases). 21% of MPs and MLAs who have gotten elected on INC tickets have declared criminal cases against themselves (Out of the 1433 elected representatives from INC, 305 have declared criminal cases against themselves).


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Fwd: Press Release: Supreme Court verdict on convicted MPs and MLAs adr india 7/10/13 6:26 AM
Dear Friends,

As you are aware the Supreme Court has delivered a landmark verdict with regard to convicted MPs and MLAs. The judgment has ruled that a convicted elected representative cannot continue in office and the conviction will lead to instant disqualification of the elected representative.
Press Release: Supreme Court verdict on convicted MPs and MLAs adr india 7/10/13 6:11 AM
Dear Friends,
As you are aware the Supreme Court has delivered a landmark verdict with regard to convicted MPs and MLAs. The judgment has ruled that a convicted elected representative cannot continue in office and the conviction will lead to instant disqualification of the elected representative.
The safeguard provided under Section 8(4) of the Representation of the People Act,1951 has been struck down and declared ultra vires of Constitution. The Supreme Court has held that there cannot be two separate laws for elected representatives and contesting candidates.

Please find below the analysis of criminal cases declared by sitting MPs and MLAs as put together by Association for Democratic Reforms(ADR) and National Election Watch(NEW). Also find attached a copy of the release with this email.

PRESS RELEASE                                     10th July,2013


Analysis of sitting MPs and MLAs with self declared Criminal Cases- Election Wise

The table below provides details of the number of sitting MPs and MLAs who have declared criminal cases against themselves at the time of contesting elections. Following are the salient features that emerge from the analysis carried out by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW):-

·         A total of 4807 sitting MPs and MLAs have been analyzed by ADR and NEW. A total of 1460 out of these 4807 (30%) sitting MPs and MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves in their self sworn affidavits submitted by them to the Election Commission of India prior to contesting elections. 688 (14%) out of the total number of sitting MPs and MLAs analyzed have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

·         162 (30%) out of the 543 Lok Sabha MPs have declared criminal cases against themselves. 14% of the current Lok Sabha MPs have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

·         1258 (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.

·         The Jharkhand 2009 Assembly has the highest percentage of elected representatives (74%) who declared criminal cases against themselves.  55 out of 74 MLAs of the Jharkhand 2009 Assembly declared criminal cases against themselves.

·         Among the recent elections that have been covered by ADR and NEW, the Bihar 2010 Assembly has 58% MLAs who have declared criminal cases against themselves. The Uttar Pradesh 2012 Assembly has 47% MLAs with criminal cases.

·         None of the MLAs of the Manipur 2012 Assembly have declared criminal cases against themselves.

Election Name

Total number of Elected Members (MPs & MLAs) Analyzed (A)

Elected Members (MPs & MLAs) who declared criminal cases (B )

% Elected Members (MPs & MLAs) with declared criminal cases (C=B/A)

Elected Members (MPs & MLAs) who declared serious cases (D)

% Elected members with declared serious cases (E=D/A)

Lok Sabha 2009

543

162

30%

76

14%

Rajya Sabha

232

40

17%

16

7%

Karnataka 2013

218

74

34%

38

17%

Meghalaya 2013

60

1

2%

0

0%

Nagaland 2013

60

1

2%

0

0%

Tripura 2013

60

6

10%

5

8%

Gujarat 2012

182

57

31%

24

13%

Himachal Pradesh 2012

68

14

21%

5

7%

Uttar Pradesh 2012

401

188

47%

97

24%

Punjab 2012

117

22

19%

8

7%

Manipur 2012

60

0

0%

0

0%

Goa 2012

40

12

30%

3

8%

Uttarakhand 2012

70

20

29%

5

7%

Assam 2011

125

12

10%

8

6%

Tamil Nadu 2011

234

70

...
Fwd: Press Release: Supreme Court verdict on convicted MPs and MLAs adr india 7/10/13 6:18 AM
Dear Friends,
As you are aware the Supreme Court has delivered a landmark verdict with regard to convicted MPs and MLAs. The judgment has ruled that a convicted elected representative cannot continue in office and the conviction will lead to instant disqualification of the elected representative.
The safeguard provided under Section 8(4) of the Representation of the People Act,1951 has been struck down and declared ultra vires of Constitution. The Supreme Court has held that there cannot be two separate laws for elected representatives and contesting candidates.

Please find below the analysis of criminal cases declared by sitting MPs and MLAs as put together by Association for Democratic Reforms(ADR) and National Election Watch(NEW). Also find attached a copy of the release with this email.

PRESS RELEASE                                     10th July,2013



Analysis of sitting MPs and MLAs with self declared Criminal Cases- Election Wise

The table below provides details of the number of sitting MPs and MLAs who have declared criminal cases against themselves at the time of contesting elections. Following are the salient features that emerge from the analysis carried out by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW):-

·         A total of 4807 sitting MPs and MLAs have been analyzed by ADR and NEW. A total of 1460 out of these 4807 (30%) sitting MPs and MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves in their self sworn affidavits submitted by them to the Election Commission of India prior to contesting elections. 688 (14%) out of the total number of sitting MPs and MLAs analyzed have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

·         162 (30%) out of the 543 Lok Sabha MPs have declared criminal cases against themselves. 14% of the current Lok Sabha MPs have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

·         1258 (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.

·         The Jharkhand 2009 Assembly has the highest percentage of elected representatives (74%) who declared criminal cases against themselves.  55 out of 74 MLAs of the Jharkhand 2009 Assembly declared criminal cases against themselves.

·         Among the recent elections that have been covered by ADR and NEW, the Bihar 2010 Assembly has 58% MLAs who have declared criminal cases against themselves. The Uttar Pradesh 2012 Assembly has 47% MLAs with criminal cases.

·         None of the MLAs of the Manipur 2012 Assembly have declared criminal cases against themselves.

Analysis of sitting MPs and MLAs with self declared Criminal Cases- Party Wise

The table below provides details of Party-wise MPs/MLAs who have declared criminal cases.  Following are the salient points that emerge from the analysis that was conducted by ADR and NEW:

Fwd: Press Release: Supreme Court verdict on convicted MPs and MLAs adr india 7/10/13 6:38 AM
Dear Friends,

Following the Supreme Court judgment, many of you have asked us for data on the number of current legislators who have declared criminal cases against themselves. Please find the corresponding data below:

The Supreme Court has today delivered a landmark verdict with regard to convicted MPs and MLAs. The judgment has ruled that a convicted elected representative cannot continue in office and the conviction will lead to instant disqualification of the elected representative.