The analysis has further claimed that one MP has declared case of murder (IPC Section-302) while one MP has declared case of attempt to murder (IPC Section-307).
New Delhi: Association of Democratic Research (ADR) has analysised that out of 57 newly elected MPs of Rajya Sabha this year, 23 or 40 per cent MPs have declared criminal cases against themselves. SDR said that a total of 12 MPs have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, theft etc against them.
The analysis has further claimed that one MP has declared case of murder (IPC Section-302) while one MP has declared case of attempt to murder (IPC Section-307). Besides this, one MP has declared cases related to crimes against women.
ADR has further analysised that nine out of 22 MPs from BJP, four out of nine MPs from INC, two out of two MPs from TRS, two out of two MPs from RJD and one MP each from YSRCP, DMK, AIADMK, SP, SHS and independent have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
ADR has claimed that six out of 11 MPs from Uttar Pradesh, four out of six MPs from Maharashtra, three out of six MPs from Tamil Nadu, four out of five MPs from Bihar, two out of two Telangana MPs, one out of four MPs from Andhra Pradesh, one out of two MPs from Chhattisgarh, one out of four MPs from Rajasthan and one out of two MPs from Haryana have declared criminal cases against themselves.
ADR has said that out of the 57 newly elected MPs, 53 are crorepatis. The top three MPs with highest assets are Dr Bandi Partha Saradhi from Telangana, Kapil Sibbal from Uttar Pradesh and Vikramjit Singh Dahney from Punjab. MPs with lowest assets are Sant Balbir Singh from Punjab, Sumitra Balmik from Madhya Pradesh and Kavita Patidar from Madhya Pradesh.
ADR has also analysised that eight MPs have declared their education qualification to be between 8th pass and 12th pass, while 23 MPs have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or graduate professional. 17 MPs have declared themselves to be postgraduates while seven MPs have declared they are Doctorates and two MPs have declared Diploma.
30 MPs have declared their age to be between 31 and 60 years while 27 MPs have declared their age to be between 61 and 81 years. The oldest MP is Thiru. S. Kalyanasundaram aged 81 years from Tamil Nadu and the youngest MP is Mohd. Imaran Khan aged 34 from Maharashtra.
Arushi Garg has worked with several media houses, including DD, Dainik Jagran, News 24 & Hindustan. She has covered various beats in NCR. She writes on local issues, politics, etc.