93 out of 230 sitting MLAs in Madhya Pradesh face criminal cases: ReportOctober 20, 2023
New Delhi: At least 93 out of 230 Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) in Madhya Pradesh, India, have criminal cases against them, a report claimed.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Madhya Pradesh Election Watch analyzed the criminal, financial and other background details of all 230 sitting MLAs.
The report mentioned, “Out of 230 sitting MLAs analysed, 93 (40 percent) sitting MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves out of which 47 (20 percent) sitting MLAs have declared serious criminal cases.
It also said that one sitting MLA has declared cases related to murder under Indian Penal Code section 302.
The report also highlighted that six sitting MLAs have declared cases related to attempted murder under IPC section 307.
Highlighting the cases against MLAs related to crimes against women, the report said sitting MLAs have declared cases under IPC Section-354.
It also said that 39 (30 per cent) out of 129 MLAs from BJP, 52 (54 per cent) out of 97 MLAs from Congress, the only MLA from BSP and one (33 per cent) out of three Independent MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
The polling for the 230-member Assembly is scheduled on November 17 and counting of votes will take place on December 3.