Former CECs welcome SC verdict on convicted MPs, MLAs, but survey says, 30 pc lawmakers face criminal cases

New Delhi, July 11: In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a convicted elected representative cannot continue in office. However, an analysis of affidavits declared by MPs and legislators shows that around
former cecs welcome sc verdict on convicted mps...
India TV News Desk July 11, 2013 6:25 IST
New Delhi, July 11: In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a convicted elected representative cannot continue in office. However, an analysis of affidavits declared by MPs and legislators shows that around 30 percent of 4,807 lawmakers have criminal cases against them, said a think-tank.



The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW), in an analysis of the affidavits provided by candidates to the Election Commission of India before contesting an election, also found that 14 percent of the current MPs and legislators have "serious criminal cases" against them.
 
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