12 out 20 ministers in Kerala have pending criminal cases

New Delhi, May 24: 12(60%) ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves in Kerala. 5 (25%) ministers have declared serious criminal cases against themselves, a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms said.

Out of the 20 ministers analysed, 13 (65%) are crorepatis.

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Average victory margin in Kerala Assembly elections was 47.98%

New Delhi, May 20: The winners of the Kerala State Assembly elections, 2021 won by an average of 47.98 % of total votes polled. In the 2016 elections winners won by an average of 46.76 % of total votes polled.

39(28%) winners won with 50% and above of the total votes polled in their constituency. 101(72%) winners won with less than 50% of the total votes polled in their constituency.

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In new Kerala assembly 96 MLAs have pending criminal cases

New Delhi, May 05: Out of the 136 winning candidates analysed in 2021, 96(71%) winning candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of 140 MLAs analysed during Kerala Assembly elections in 2016, 87(62%) MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves.

37 (27%) winning candidates have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, crimes against women etc says a report by the Association of Democratic Reforms.

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Citizenship resolution: Pinarayi Vijayan and his friends in the Kerala Congress need better lawyers

pinrayai-vijayan-mnThe Kerala Assembly has passed a resolution demanding that the newly amended citizenship law be scrapped.

Bengaluru: The Kerala government led by Pinarayi Vijayan demanded that the law ratified by both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha be scrapped immediately. Vijayan said that the law was part of a larger agenda and was against the Muslim community. He was backed by Congress leader, Ramesh Chennithala.

Posturing:

The resolution amounts to nothing but posturing. The Citizenship Law is a central subject and the states have no powers under it. Vijayan should have consulted his advocate general on the subject before going ahead with this move.

Only the Parliament of India has the powers to pass any legislation relating to the Citizenship Law. No state assembly has the powers to interfere with this law or even pass a resolution against it. Several legal experts that MyNation spoke with too said that this move by the Kerala Assembly amounts to posturing and has no legal sanctity.

Vijayan made it clear with his statement that this law is part of a larger agenda. He said that it was against the Muslim community, which in reality is not true.

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The criminal MLAs in God’s own country

Kerala Assembly

The new Kerala assembly has 67 MLAs with a criminal record which means the percentage of the MLAs with pending criminal cases is 48 per cent.

Out of these 67 MLAs, there are 12 with very serious charges pending against them which range from attempt to murder, culpable homicide among others.

All the major parties have MLAs with pending criminal cases against them. CPI (M) has 21 (47%) MLAs out 45 MLAs analyzed, INC has 23 out of 38 analyzed (61%), ML has 8 (40%) out of 20 MLAs analyzed and CPI has 5 (39%) out of 13 MLAs analyzed with pending criminal cases.

UDF and LDF each have 40 and 27 MLAs with pending criminal cases out of the 72 and 68 analyzed respectively.

A total of 35 MLAs (i.e. 25% of the total MLAs analyzed) are crorepatis. UDF has 30 (42%) crorepati MLAs while LDF has 5 (7%) crorepati MLAs. Thomas Chandy is the richest MLA in Kerala with assets to the tune of Rs 45 crore.

Manjalamakuzhi Ali of the Muslim League comes in second in this list with Rs 14 crore. Muraleedharan of the Congress, Shibu Baby John of the RSPB come in second and third on this list with Rs 10 and Rs 8 crore worth of assets. The lowest on this list of richest candidates is Abdul Khader of the CPI(M) with assets worth Rs 2 lakh.

The candidate with the most number of criminal charges in this list is C Divakaran of the CPI. Against his name are the following cases: 2 charges related to Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means (IPC Section-324) 2 charges related to Attempt to murder (IPC Section-307) 3 charges related to Punishment (IPC Section-143) 3 charges related to rioting (IPC Section-147) 3 charges related to Danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation (IPC Section-283) 2 charges related to Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant (IPC Section-188) 2 charges related to Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object (IPC Section-149) 1 charges related to Rioting, armed with deadly weapon (IPC Section-148) 1 charges related to Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty (IPC Section-353) 1 charges related to Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees (IPC Section-427).

Second on this list is Anwar Sadath of the Congress: 2 charges related to Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means (IPC Section-324) 1 charges related to Obscene acts and songs (IPC Section-294) 15 charges related to Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object (IPC Section-149) 14 charges related to Punishment (IPC Section-143) 14 charges related to rioting (IPC Section-147) 8 charges related to Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant (IPC Section-188) 6 charges related to Rioting, armed with deadly weapon (IPC Section-148) 5 charges related to Danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation (IPC Section-283) 3 charges related to wrongful restraint (IPC Section-341) 3 charges related to voluntarily causing hurt (IPC Section-323) 3 charges related to Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty (IPC Section-332) 2 charges related to house-trespass (IPC Section-448) 2 charges related to Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees (IPC Section-427) 1 charges related to cheating by personation (IPC Section-419) 1 charges related to Negligent conduct with respect to pulling down or repairing buildings (IPC Section-288) 1 charges related to Making atmosphere noxious to health (IPC Section-278) 1 charges related to criminal trespass (IPC Section-447).

Out of the 72 MLAs of the UDF which have been analysed 40 have pending criminal cases against them. Out of this 6 have serious charges pending against them and the percentage is 56 per cent. The statistics of the LDF show that 27 out of the 68 candidates analysed have criminal cases pending against them. The number of candidates with serious charges is at 6 and the over all percentage is 40 per cent.