Murder charges against 10 MPs: Report

New Delhi: As many as 10 members of the outgoing Lok Sabha have declared charges of murder against them while 14 have criminal cases related to attempt to murder, reveals a report by the election watchdog, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

The ADR on Thursday released the report which said that as many as 174 (33 per cent) of total sitting 521 members of the current Lok Sabha declared criminal cases against themselves before 2014 Lok Sabha elections while 106 (20 per cent) declared serious criminal cases such as murder, attempt to murder, communal disharmony, kidnapping, crimes against women.

It said the report was prepared after analysing affidavits filed by 521 of total 543 members before 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Out of 10 members who have declared cases related to murder, four are from the ruling BJP, one each from Congress, NCP, LJP, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Swabhimani Paksha, and one Independent.

Among the 14 members of Parliament who have cases related to attempt to murder, eight are from the BJP, one each from Congress, Trinamool Congress, NCP, RJD, Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha.

There are 14 members, who have declared cases related to causing communal harmony – 10 from the BJP, one each from Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF). Party-wise, 35 per cent (92 out of 267) BJP members have declared criminal cases, while the number is 16 per cent.

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