TNPSC Thervupettagam

Criminal charges on MPs

April 2 , 2024 18 days 192 0
  • Out of the 514 sitting Lok Sabha MPs analysed, 225 (44%) have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • The self-sworn affidavits analysed by poll rights body Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) released this data.
  • Out of those analysed, 5% are billionaires, with assets exceeding 100 crore.
  • Out of the sitting MPs with serious criminal cases against them, nine face murder cases.
  • The analysis revealed that five of these MPs belong to the BJP.
  • Furthermore, 28 sitting MPs have declared cases related to attempt to murder, with a majority— 21 MPs— belonging to the BJP.
  • Similarly, 16 sitting MPs face charges related to crimes against women, including three allegations of rape.
  • Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Himachal Pradesh stand out with more than 50% of their MPs facing criminal charges.
  • 73% of the MPs have graduate or higher educational qualifications, while only 15% of the sitting MPs are women.

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