205 with criminal background, 366 crorepatis in new UP assembly


New Delhi, Mar 14: Out of the 403 winning candidates analysed in 2022, 205(51%) winning candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of 402 MLAs analysed during Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2017, 143(36%) MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves, a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms said.

158 (39%) winning candidates have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women etc. Out of 402 MLAs analysed during Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2017, 107 (26%) MLAs had declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

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