New Delhi

About one-third of the elected MLAs in the assembly have declared criminal cases against them but no legislator has any heinous criminal cases like and attempt to murder against them. 

According to a report by watchdog Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) report, 24 (34 per cent) MLAs have declared criminal cases against them. 

Out of 24 MLAs, one is from and 23 are from (AAP) which recorded a landslide victory in the polls winning 67 out of the total 70 seats. 

"There were no MLAs who declared heinous criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, crimes against women etc which is a welcome change and is unusual as compared to the rest of the country," the report said. 

It also stated that overall number of MLAs with criminal cases is lower compared with 25 out of 70 MLAs in the 2013 Assembly polls. 

This election also witnessed the 91 candidates with criminal cases losing, including 60 with serious charges against them, the report added. 

Meanwhile the number of women candidates who won the election doubled to 6 this year from 3 in 2013. 

The average vote share of the newly elected MLAs is 55 per cent, said ADR, with 55 of them having a vote share of 50 per cent or more. 

AAP candidate from Deoli, Prakash won with highest vote share of 71 per cent, while his party candidate from Najafgarh Kailash Gahlot got the lowest vote share of 35 per cent. 

In terms of victory margin on an average an won with a margin of victory of 22 per cent. 

Mahinder Yadav of AAP from Vikaspuri won with the highest margin of 77,665 votes, whereas his party's candidate Gahlot from Najafgarh won with the lowest margin of 1,555 votes.

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