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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

30%

37

16%

Kerala 2011

140

67

48%

13

9%

Puducherry 2011

30

10

33%

3

10%

West Bengal 2011

291

100

34%

73

25%

Bihar 2010

238

139

58%

83

35%

Andhra Pradesh 2009

260

66

25%

27

10%

Arunachal Pradesh 2009

58

2

3%

0

0%

Haryana 2009

88

14

16%

2

2%

Maharashtra 2009

283

145

51%

56

20%

Orissa 2009

145

47

32%

30

21%

Sikkim 2009

32

1

3%

1

3%

Jharkhand 2009

74

55

74%

24

32%

J & K 2008

87

7

8%

5

6%

Delhi 2008

70

31

44%

9

13%

Rajasthan 2008

199

30

15%

8

4%

Madhya Pradesh 2008

217

55

25%

25

12%

Mizoram 2008

38

3

8%

0

0%

Chhattisgarh 2008

87

9

10%

7

8%

Total

4807

1460

30%

688

14%

Table 1:-Election-wise analysis of sitting MPs and MLAs with declared criminal cases

 

 

 

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:

·         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).

Party

Total number of Elected Members (MPs & MLAs) analyzed

Elected Members (MPs & MLAs) with declared criminal cases

% of Elected Members (MPs & MLAs) with declared criminal cases

Elected Members (MPs & MLAs) with serious declared criminal cases

% of Elected Members (MPs & MLAs) with serious declared criminal cases

INC

1433

305

21 %

107

8 %

BJP

1017

313

31 %

118

12 %

SP

262

125

48 %

68

26 %

AITC

225

74

33 %

55

24 %

AIADMK

160

52

33 %

30

19 %

JD(U)

145

68

47 %

44

30 %

BSP

138

47

34 %

25

18 %

BJD

125

31

25 %

19

15 %

NCP

109

32

29 %

11

10 %

TDP

94

37

39 %

15

16 %

CPM

66

4

6 %

1

2 %

SAD

64

11

17 %

3

5 %

CPI(M)

107

31

29 %

12

11 %

DMK

50

13

26 %

3

6 %

SS

48

37

77 %

13

27 %

CPI

37

8

22 %

2

5 %

SDF

34

1

3 %

1

3 %

RJD

33

21

64 %

11

33 %

INLD

31

6

19 %

1

3 %

DMDK

29

6

21 %

1

3 %

JD(S)

27

9

33 %

5

19 %

JMM

22

18

82 %

10

46 %

JKNC

21

1

5 %

0

0 %

JKPDP

21

1

5 %

0

0 %

TRS

18

12

67 %

5

28 %

AIUDF

18

6

33 %

4

22 %

AIFB

15

5

33 %

5

33 %

ALL INDIA N.R. CONGRESS

15

5

33 %

1

7 %

RLD

13

4

31 %

2

15 %

MNS

13

10

77 %

6

46 %

JVM(P)

11

8

73 %

5

46 %

SHS

10

8

80 %

2

20 %

ADMK

9

4

44 %

3

33 %

AIMIM

8

5

63 %

5

63 %

LJP

6

4

67 %

2

33 %

INDEPENDENT

132

56

42 %

24

18 %

Table 2:-Party wise analysis of MPs and MLAs with declared criminal cases

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:

·         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).




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.