Source: 
Jagran
https://english.jagran.com/india/90-out-of-230-newly-elected-madhya-pradesh-mlas-have-criminal-records-34-face-serious-charges-report-10118547
Author: 
Sahelee Rakshit
Date: 
06.12.2023
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This time around, the numbers are marginally lower than in the previous 2018 assembly polls. Out of 230 MLAs, 94 had filed criminal cases against themselves during the 2018 MP assembly elections, and 47 had filed serious criminal cases against themselves.

Ninety newly elected MLAs in Madhya Pradesh, or nearly 39 per cent of the state's 230 MLAs, have criminal cases against them, according to a report released by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) following the conclusion of the assembly elections and the announcement of the results.

ADR is a non-profit organisation that provides information about the criminal, financial, and educational backgrounds of candidates running for office.

"90 winning candidates out of the 230 analyzed in 2023 have declared criminal cases against themselves. Similarly, 34 winning candidates out of 230 which is nearly 15 percent, in the state have declared serious criminal cases against themselves," says ADR report.

Of the 90 MLAs with criminal cases, 51 are affiliated with the Bharatiya Adivasi Party, 38 with the Congress Party, and one with the BJP.

This time around, the numbers are marginally lower than in the previous 2018 assembly polls. Out of 230 MLAs, 94 had filed criminal cases against themselves during the 2018 MP assembly elections, and 47 had filed serious criminal cases against themselves.

One other noteworthy statistic from the report is that 205 of the state's newly elected MLAs, or almost 89 per cent of them, are 'crorepati'. 61 of these MLAs are affiliated with the Congress party, and 144 are members of the BJP.

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