Every third newly elected MP has criminal background

Every third of the newly elected member of the Lok Sabha has a criminal background, an analysis of the disclosures they have made in their affidavits has shown.

Jump of more than 950 crorepati candidates this Lok Sabha election

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).

Jharkhand tops list of contestants with criminal background

Sixteen percent of contestants in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections have criminal cases against them, with Jharkhand topping the list among 12 states, followed by Bihar and Maharahtra.

Law panel favours disqualification upon framing of charges

Law Commission favoured disqualification of candidate on framing of charges by court, saying it has significant potential to check criminals entering the poll arena.

Candidates with criminal antecedents cannot seek police job: HC

Madras High Court upheld by a 4-1 majority the ruling of a three-judge bench that Tamil Nadu Government had the right to reject candidates for police service if they had criminal antecedents.

`20 re-elected Madhya Pradesh lawmakers face criminal cases`

A total of 20 of the 65 legislators re-elected to the Madhya Pradesh assembly have declared criminal cases against them, according to an organisation working for electoral reforms.

NGO seeks disqualification of all convicted MPs, MLAs

An NGO on Monday approached the Supreme Court seeking disqualification of all MPs and MLAs who are convicted in serious offences from legislative bodies.

Keep candidates with criminal background out of fray: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday directed party leaders of five election-bound states to keep candidates with criminal background out and ensure that blocks have a say in their selection.

NCP hails SC judgement on RPA Act

NCP welcomed Supreme Court`s ruling holding unconstitutional legal provision providing protection to elected representatives convicted of criminal charges but have filed appeal in the higher court.

UP polls phase-II: 118 have criminal background

As many as 109 candidates contesting
the second phase of UP Assembly elections have criminal cases pending against them.

Ok if people with criminal background contest poll: Maya

She also expressed opposition to the idea of Quraishi that state funding of elections is "dangerous".

HC takes serious note of UP lawyers with `criminal` background

The Allahabad High Court has directed district judges to obtain
details of such lawyers from respective district police chiefs and forward them to its registry for further action.

Politicians with criminal background in Bihar fray

Almost all political parties in Bihar have fielded candidates with criminal background in the ensuing Assembly elections with the ruling JD(U) and BJP
topping the list with 72 such nominees.