194 crorepati MLAs, 163 with pending criminal cases in new Bihar Legislative Assembly

New Delhi, Nov 11: 163 candidates who won the Bihar Assembly Elections have pending criminal cases against them.

Out of 243 MLAs analysed during Bihar Assembly elections in 2015, 142(58 per cent) MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves, a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms said. 

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In Karnataka 77 candidates with criminal cases won with 50 per cent vote share

In the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018, 83 political parties and independents were in the fray. These included, 6 national political parties, 8 state political parties and 69 registered unrecognized parties. In comparison, during the 2013 Karnataka State Assembly elections, 59 political parties were in the fray. These included, 6 national political parties, 7 state political parties and 45 registered unrecognized parties. This reflects that there has been 41% increase in the number of political parties that contested in 2018 from 2013 says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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Can a by-stander file appeal in criminal case? SC asks in Bofors plea

supremeCan an unconnected person file an appeal in a criminal case? This was a point raised by the Supreme Court while hearing the appeal in the Bofors case.

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