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Press Release- India Elections – Every third MP is a criminal

Press Release

Lok Sabha 2014

Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other details of Winners

Summary and Highlights

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National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 541 winners out of 543 winners in the Lok Sabha 2014 Elections. The following winners were not analysed due to unclear/incomplete affidavits uploaded on the ECI website at the time of making of this report. 

 

​Detailed Report in English attached with this mail​


S.No

State

Constituency Name

Winner

Party

Issue

1

Jharkhand Jamshedpur Bidyut Baran Mahato BJP Bad scan

2

Maharashtra Satara Shrimant Chh. Udayanraje Pratapsinha Bhonsale NCP Bad scan – Annexure pages of criminal case details

 

Final Party Positions in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections

Party

Seats

Bharatiya Janata Party

282

Indian National Congress

44

All Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

37

All India Trinamool Congress

34

Biju Janata Dal

20

Shiv Sena

18

Telugu Desam

16

Telangana Rashtra Samithi

11

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

9

Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party

9

Nationalist Congress Party

6

Lok Jan Shakti Party

6

Samajwadi Party

5

Aam Aadmi Party

4

Rashtriya Janata Dal

4

Shiromani Akali Dal

4

All India United Democratic Front

3

Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party

3

Rashtriya Lok Samta Party

3

Independent

3

Indian National Lok Dal

2

Indian Union Muslim League

2

Janata Dal (Secular)

2

Janata Dal (United)

2

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

2

Apna Dal

2

Communist Party of India

1

All India N.R. Congress

1

Kerala Congress (M)

1

Naga Peoples Front

1

National Peoples Party

1

Pattali Makkal Katchi

1

Revolutionary Socialist Party

1

Sikkim Democratic Front

1

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen

1

Swabhimani Paksha

1

Total

543

 

​Criminal Background​
  • Winners with Criminal Cases: Out of the 541 winners analysed, 186 (34%) winners have declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of 521 winners analysed during Lok Sabha 2009 elections158 (30%) winners had declared criminal cases against themselves 
  • Winners with Serious Criminal Cases: 112 (21%) winners have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, communal disharmony, kidnapping, crimes against womenetc. Out of 521 winners analysed during Lok Sabha 2009 elections77 (15%) winners had declared serious criminal cases against themselves.
  • Winners with cases related to murderwinners have declared cases related to murder. Out of these 4 winners have been fielded by BJP1 winner has been fielded by INCLJPRJD, Swabhimani Paksha eachand one winner is an independent.
  • Winners with cases related to Attempt to Murder: 17 winners have declared cases of attempt to murder. Out of partycriminalthese, 10 winners have been fielded by BJP2 winners by AITC and one winner each from INC, NCP, RJD, Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha. 
  • Winners with cases related to Crimes against Women: Adv.Joice George an Independent from Idukki constituency, Kerala has declared a case related to assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty (IPC Section-354). Ahir Hansraj Gangaram of BJP from Chandrapur constituency, Maharashtra has declared a case related to Kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage, etc. (IPC Section-366). 
  • Winners with cases related to causing Communal Disharmony: 16 winners declared cases related to causing communal disharmony. Out of these, 12 winners were fielded by BJP and 1 winner by TRS, Pattali Makkal Katchi, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen and AIUDF each.
  • Winners with cases related to Robbery and Dacoity: 10 winners have declared cases related to robbery and dacoity. Out of these, 7 winners have been fielded by BJP1 winner each from RJD, Swabhimani Paksha and 1 winner is an Independent 
  • Winners with cases related to Kidnapping: winners have declared cases related to Kidnapping. Out of these, winners have been fielded by BJP, 1 winner each from AITCLJP and RJD each. 1 winner is anIndependent. 
  • Party wise Winners with Criminal Cases: 98 (35%) out of 281 winners
    ​ analysed

    from BJP, 8 (18%) out of 44 winners from INC, 6 (16%) out of 37 winners from AIADMK, 15 (83%) out of 18 winners from Shiv Sena and 7(21%) out of 34 winners fielded by AITC winners have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

  • Party wise Winners with Serious Criminal Cases: 63 (22%) out of 281 winners
    ​ analysed​

     from BJP, 3 (7%) out of 44 winners from INC, 3 (8%) out of 37 winners from AIADMK, 8 (44%) out of 18 winners from Shiv Senaand (12%) out of 34 winners fielded by AITC winners have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

  • Chances of Winning for Candidates with Criminal Cases: The chances of winning for a candidate with criminal cases in the Lok Sabha 2014 elections are 13% whereas for a candidate with a clean record it is 5%.
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Financial Background​
  • Crorepati Winners: Out of the 541 winners analysed, 442 (82%) are crorepatis. Out of 521 winners analysed during Lok Sabha 2009 elections300 (58%) winners were crorepatis. 
  • Party-wise Crorepati Winners: 237 (84%) out of 281 winners
     ​ analysed​

     in BJP35 (80%) out of 44 winners in INC29 (78%) out of 37 winners in AIADMK and 21 (62%) out of 34 winners in AITC have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.​

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  • Chances of Winning for Crorepati Candidates: The chances of winning for a crorepati candidate in the Lok Sabha 2014 elections are 20% whereas for a candidate with low assets (<Rs. 1 crore) it is 2%.
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  • Candidates Asset Position and Chances of Winning: 414 winners (77%) occupy top three highest asset positions in their respective constituency. 159 (29%) winners have the highest declared assets in their constituency. 142 (26%) winners have the second highest declared assets in their constituency. 
  • Chances of Winning based on Assets: 131 (29%) out of 449 candidates with assets more than Rs. 10 crores won in the Lok Sabha 2014 elections, while 70 (22%) out of 320 candidates with assets between Rs. 5 crores to Rs. 10 crores and 241(17%) out of 1443 candidates with assets between Rs. 1 crore to Rs. 5 crores won the elections.
  • Average Assets: The average assets per winner for Lok Sabha 2014 elections are 
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    Rs. 14.61

     
     crores

     whereas the average asset for each candidate was Rs. 3.16 croresIn 2009 the average assets per winner of 521 winners analysed was Rs. 5.35 crores

  • Party-wise Average Assets: Among major parties, the average assets per winner
    ​ analysed​

     for 281 BJP winners is Rs 11.59 crores44 INC winners have average assets of Rs.16.71 crores, 37 AIADMK winners have average assets worth of Rs.6.47 crores and 34 AITC winners have average assets of Rs. 2.51 crores.

  • High Asset Winners*: 32 winners have declared more than Rs.50 crores worth of assets. The top three winners with highest assets are given below:

 

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S.No.

Name

State

Constituency

Party Name

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Jayadev Galla

Andhra Pradesh

Guntur

TDP

6,83,05,81,361
683 Crore+

Y

2

Konda Vishweshwar Reddy

Andhra Pradesh

Chevella

TRS

5,28,62,30,210
528 Crore+

Y

3

Gokaraju Ganga Raju

Andhra Pradesh

Narsapuram

BJP

2,88,35,67,122
288 Crore+

Y

*Total Assets includes income of self, spouse and dependents.

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  • Low Asset Winners: A total of 3 winners have declared assets less than Rs. 5 lakhs. The three winners with lowest assets are as follows:

 

S.No.

Name

State

Constituency

Party Name

Total Assets (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Sumedha Nand Saraswati

Rajasthan

Sikar

BJP

34,311
34 Thou+

Y

2

Mahant Chand Nath Yogi

Rajasthan

Alwar

BJP

1,99,653
1 Lacs+

Y

3

Uma Saren

West Bengal

Jhargram

AITC

4,99,646
4 Lacs+

  • Y

 

 

  • Winners with High Liabilities: A total of 96 winners have declared liabilities of Rs. 1 crore and above. Out of these 96 winners, 16 have declared liabilities of Rs. 10 crore and above. 

    The winners with the top three liabilities are as given below:

 

S.No.

Name

State

Constituency

Party Name

Total Assets(Rs)

Liabilities (Rs)

PAN Given

1

Srinivas Kesineni

Andhra Pradesh

Vijayawada

TDP

1,28,41,22,669
128 Crore+

71,54,62,989
71 Crore+

Y

2

Poonam Mahajan Alias Poonam Vajendla Rao

Maharashtra

Mumbai North Central

BJP

1,08,08,67,626
108 Crore+

41,44,79,088
41 Crore+

Y

3

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Punjab

Bathinda

SAD

1,08,16,64,910
108 Crore+

41,26,34,299
41 Crore+

Y

 

  • Crorepati Winners with no PAN: 2 winners with total assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore have not declared PAN details. These winners are as follows:

 

S.No.

Name

State

Constituency

Party Name

Total Assets (Rs)

1

C. L. Ruala

Mizoram

Mizoram

INC

2,57,33,421
2 Crore+

2

Prasanna Kumar Patasani,

Odisha

Bhubaneswar

BJD

1,35,57,443
1 Crore+

 

  • Winners with High Income as declared in ITR*: 47 winners have declared total annual income of more than Rs. 1 crore. The top three winners with highest declared annual income are given below:

 

S.No.

Name

Party Name

Constituency

State

Total Assets

Total income shown by winner in ITR (Self+Spouse+Dependent)

Self income shown by winner in ITR

1

Jayadev Galla

TDP

Guntur

Andhra Pradesh

6,83,05,81,361

683 Crore+

16,85,54,700

16 Crore+

16,30,91,770

16 Crore+

2

Konda Vishweshwar Reddy

TRS

Chevella

Andhra Pradesh

5,28,62,30,210

528 Crore+

14,64,24,120

14 Crore+

62,66,140

62 Lacs+

3

Thambidurai.M

AIADMK

Karur

Tamil Nadu

13,24,57,262

13 Crore+

10,68,54,272

10 Crore+

17,05,970

17 Lacs+

*Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents

 

  • Winners who have not declared Income Tax Details*: 44 (8%) winners out of 541 analyzed have not declared income tax details.* Some winners may be exempted from filing Income Tax Returns 
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  • Winners with High Assets who have not declared Income Tax Details: 25 winners with assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore, have not declared Income Tax Details.
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Other Background Details​
  • Education Details of Winners: winner has declared that he is illiterate125 (23%) winners have declared that have an education qualification of 12th pass or below while 405 (75%) winners have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above 
  • Age Details of Winners: 202 (37%) winners have declared their age to be between 25 to 50 years while 298 (55%) winners have declared their age to be between 51 to 70 years and 41(8%) winners have declared their age to be above 71 years.
  • Gender Details of Winners: Out of 541 winner analyed, 62 (11%) winners are women while 479 (88%) winners are men.
     In 2009, out of 521 winners analysed, 57 (11%) winners were women.
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