There are 48 re-contesting MLAs of the Congress who have criminal cases pending against them. A report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that In the list released by the Congress there are 48 candidates who are re-contesting with a criminal background. In the case of the BJP it is 30 while in the case of the JD(S) it is 17.
In a move aimed at reducing pendency, the Supreme Court has a graft or criminal cases pending before the trial court should not be stayed by an appellate court for more than six months, without a speaking order.
Mumbai, Nov 3: Maharashtra Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) analysed the self- affidavits of 741 candidates who contested the Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation Elections of 2015.
It is interesting to note that even before actual election had been held on 1st November’ 2015, a total of 3 wards (ward no 46, 105 and 113) witnessed unopposed elections. Also, there were no nomination papers filed for ward nos 114 and 119.
The newly elected MLAs in Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly has seen a decline in the number of MLAs with criminal cases.
Out of the 68 newly elected MLAs, 14 MLAs or 21% have declared criminal cases against them. In 2007 assembly elections, 26 MLAs or 39% MLAs declared criminal cases against themselves as per the analysis of the Association for Democratic Reforms. Continue reading “14 MLAs in Himachal Pradesh have a criminal record”→