New UP Assembly has 51% MLAs with criminal cases: ADR

Lucknow | Out of the 403 newly elected legislators in Uttar Pradesh, 205 (nearly 51 per cent) have declared criminal cases against themselves. Of these 143 (36 per cent) MLAs have made the declarations in their affidavits. According to an analysis report released by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), 158 (39 per cent) winning candidates […]

Parties collect Rs 11,234 crore from unknown sources

New Delhi: Political parties have collected Rs 11,234 crore from unknown sources in the last 15 years, according to election watchdog, Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR). An analysis of their Income Tax Returns (ITR) and donations statements filed with the Election Commission of India (ECI) showed that the sources remained largely unknown. At present, political […]

Only 44% candidates in Delhi are graduate: ADR

New Delhi: Out of the 672 candidates, who are fighting the Assembly elections in Delhi, only 298 (44 per cent) are graduates or above and 16 are illiterate, said a report of the Delhi Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The report, which was released on Saturday, said 340 (51 per cent) candidates […]