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Manipur along with other states have more MLAs with Criminal Charges than 2017, suggests ADR

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According to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), as many as 49 of the MLAs elected to the 40-member Goa, 60-member Manipur and 70-member Uttarakhand assemblies are facing criminal charges, out of which, 34 are facing serious cases.

MLAs with Criminal charges:

Manipur

In 2017, 33 candidates had criminal cases, while 22 from these assemblies faced serious charges.

Of the 170 MLAs elected to these assemblies, 145 (85%) are crorepatis, the reports suggested. In 2017, 123 MLAs from the three states were crorepatis.

Cases:

Of the 70 winning candidates, 19 (27%) have declared criminal cases in their self-sworn affidavits, including 10 (14%) with serious criminal charges. In 2017, 22 (31%) MLAs had declared criminal cases, while 14 (20%) had declared serious criminal cases.

The BJP was a clear authority in the state as it won 47 seats, while the Congress got 19 seats. Two candidates are independent, while two are from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

From the parties:

In terms of parties, eight each from the BJP and Congress have declared criminal cases in their affidavits. One MLA from BSP is facing criminal charges, while both the independent MLAs are also on the list. Further, five (11%) from the BJP, four (21%) from the Congress and one of the independent winners face serious criminal cases.

Out of all 83% of the MLAs are crorepatis, up from 51 in 2017. Of the 70 winning candidates, eight (11%) are women. In 2017, of the 70 MLAs, 5 (7%) were women.

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