Criminals find way in Indian Politics; 47 newly-elected Lawmakers in Gujarat have criminal record

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Criminals find way in Indian Politics; 47 newly-elected Lawmakers in Gujarat have criminal record

MUMBAI:  As many as 47 newly-elected members of the Gujarat Assembly have criminal cases pending against them, according to a study conducted by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Gujarat Election Watch.

It said that 18 (18 per cent) out of 99 BJP MLAs and 25 (32 per cent) out of 77 Congress MLAs have criminal cases pending against them.

According to a recent analysis of 541 of the 543 lawmakers by India’s Association for Democratic Reforms, the country’s parliament has 186 members (about 34 percent) facing criminal cases.