Prokerala News
New Delhi

Around one-third of the total 100 ministers in the poll-bound states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur have criminal charges pending against them, according to a data released Tuesday by an election watchdog.

"RTI (Right to Information) responses from five states showed 33 percent of 100 ministers in the five states have self-declared pending criminal charges as per their affidavits filed in previous assembly polls," said the study by the National Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms.

According to the report, Uttar Pradesh has the maximumpercentage of ministers (46 percent) with pending criminal cases. Of this, 30 percent ministers have seriouscriminal cases like murder and attempt to murder pending against them.

Punjab has 39 percent followed by Uttarakhand with 33 percent ministers facing criminal cases.

While Goa has eight percent ministers with pending criminal charges, Manipur has no criminal cases pending against any minister.

© Association for Democratic Reforms
Privacy And Terms Of Use
Donation Payment Method