A thinktank, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to keep his promise of making parliament taint free, and see that pending cases against lawmakers and legislators are disposed of soon.
The National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has urged Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to provide "clean governance" to usher in electoral and political reforms.
Seventy-one of the 165 MPs who have been re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha have criminal cases against them with 13 of them having registered a rise over the last five years in the number of cases in which they are named.
This Lok Sabha election has seen a major jump in the number of `crorepati` candidates from the 2009 poll, at more than 950, while there has also been a rise in the number of candidates with criminal records, according to National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
With IT firm Mahindra Satyam,
seeing a jump of about USD 554 million, the over all market
capitalisation of 16 Indian firms trading on American bourses
increased by USD 165 million for the week ended September 4.