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Know about Indian law makers who turned out to be lawbreakers

New Delhi: India is the world's most populous democracy. We elect lawmakers and choose our own leaders, but do they actually deserve being on the power seat?A staggering 162 out of 543 honorable members of
India TV News Desk August 12, 2014 8:09 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: India is the world's most populous democracy. We elect lawmakers and choose our own leaders, but do they actually deserve being on the power seat?

A staggering 162 out of 543 honorable members of India's Lok Sabha  face criminal charges, according to a new report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a nonprofit election watchdog.

Worse still, statistics show that a candidate with a criminal record is nearly twice as likely as one with a clean record to win a seat at the big table.

However, in July the Supreme Court has ruled that persons with criminal background cannot contest elections.

Here are some lawmakers of India who are also lawbreakers: