UP 2022: The new Assembly has 51% of deputies with criminal cases

Of the 403 newly elected lawmakers in Uttar Pradesh, 205 (nearly 51%) declared criminal charges against themselves

Lucknow: Of the 403 newly elected lawmakers in Uttar Pradesh, 205 (almost 51%) declared criminal charges against themselves.

Of these MPs, 143 (36%) made the declarations in their affidavits.

According to an analysis report published by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), 158 (39%) winning candidates declared serious criminal cases, including cases related to murders, attempted murders, kidnappings, crimes against women, etc.

There are five winning candidates who have declared murder-related cases (IPC Section-302) against themselves.

The winning candidates with cases related to attempted murder number 29 while six winning candidates declared cases related to crimes against women – one of which has a case related to rape.

According to ADR analysis, 111 (44%) out of 255 winning candidates from BJP have criminal background, 71 out of 111 winning candidates are from SP, 7 out of 8 winning candidates from RLD, 4 out of 6 winning candidates from Suheldev party Bhartiya Samaj, 4 out of 6 winning candidates from Nishad Part, 3 out of 12 winning candidates from Apna Dal, 2 from Jansatta Dal Loktantrik, 2 from Congress and 1 from BSP.

Nearly 233 newly elected legislators out of 255 from BJP, 100 out of 111 from SP, 9 out of 12 from Apna Dal, 7 out of 8 from RLD, 6 from Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj party, 6 from Nishad party, 2 from Jansatta Dal Loktantrik, 2 winning candidates from INC and 1 from BSP declared assets worth more than Rs 1 crore.

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