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Top political parties fail to account for donations over Rs 450 crores in 5 years

This is a violation of SC judgment which states no part of Form 24A submitted by political parties providing details of donations above Rs 20,000 should be blank. 

Sep 17, 2019, 12:08 PM IST

Crorepati and criminal background MLAs won big in Andhra Pradesh Assembly Elections 2019

Crorepati and criminal MLAs dominated the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Elections 2019 with a huge vote share of more than 50 per cent, an analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Andhra Pradesh Election Watch (APEW) showed.

Aug 27, 2019, 11:00 AM IST

BJP's assets swell by 22.27% in 2017-18, Congress' down by 15.26%

The combined declared assets of seven national parties grew by 6% from Rs 3456.65 crores in FY 2016-17 to Rs 3260.81 crores in FY 2017-18.


Aug 01, 2019, 09:47 AM IST

BJP receives Rs 915.96 crore in donation from business houses since 2016: ADR report

The Congress is at second place with a total contribution of Rs 55.36 cr from 151 corporate donors, and NCP is at third position with Rs 7.737 cr from 23 corporate donors.

Jul 09, 2019, 22:36 PM IST

240 bills passed in outgoing Lok Sabha, Maharashtra MPs asked maximum questions

Seven lawmakers from Delhi have the highest average attendance, who were present in 289 out of the 312 sittings. 

Mar 28, 2019, 10:50 AM IST

Rajasthan Assembly has 46 MLAs with declared criminal cases

The state Assembly also has 158 crorepati winners.

Jan 30, 2019, 11:07 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh Assembly has 21 women, 187 crorepati MLAs

Out of the 230 winners in the MP Assembly polls 2018, just 21 are women. 

Jan 22, 2019, 10:23 AM IST

BJP declares income of Rs 1,027 crore for FY18, Congress info still awaited: Report

The report was prepared by NGO Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) after analysing the total income and expenditure incurred by the seven national parties as declared in their Income Tax Returns submitted to the EC.

Dec 17, 2018, 23:34 PM IST

Kerala MLAs spent over 50% more than the limit in polls in last 5 years

Among the Southern States which have gone for elections in the last 5 years (2013-2018), it has been observed that MLAs have spent the most on the vehicles used for the campaign.

Jun 29, 2018, 09:45 AM IST

Karnataka polls: BJP fields 83 candidates with criminal cases against them, Congress 59

Of the 2,654 candidates in the fray for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly elections, at least 883 are crorepatis and 645 have criminal cases against them, as per Association for Democratic Reforms.

May 07, 2018, 18:36 PM IST

58 MPs, MLAs face cases of hate speech; most from BJP: ADR report

While political parties keep accusing each other of indulging in hate mongering, election affidavits of several lawmakers have revealed that at least 58 MPs and MLAs from across party lines have cases related to hate speech against them. As per a report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW), 15 sitting Lok Sabha MPs have declared cases related to hate speech against themselves. The analysis is based on the affidavits submitted by the candidates and MPs/MLAs prior to the last election they contested.

Apr 26, 2018, 11:43 AM IST

59% candidates for Nagaland assembly polls are crorepati, ex-CM Neiphiu Rio in top three: ADR report

According to ADR, 114 or 59 percent out of the total 196 candidates in the fray, have declared their assets in crores.

Feb 22, 2018, 11:07 AM IST

Political parties collected over Rs 1,500 crore during five Assembly elections in 2018: ADR

Political parties collected over Rs 1,500 crore during the five state Assembly elections held in 2017.

Feb 15, 2018, 19:12 PM IST

India has 35% CMs with criminal cases, 81% of total are crorepatis: ADR

In India, around 35 percent chief ministers have criminal cases against them, according to an ADR report. 

Feb 13, 2018, 00:38 AM IST

Maharashtra council polls: Murder, rape, kidnapping charges against 87 candidates

An analysis of the affidavits of 836 candidates, out of the total 869 in fray for the ongoing polls in 10 municipal councils in Maharashtra, has revealed that 87 of them were facing criminal cases, including some serious charges like murder, rape, kidnapping and dacoity.

Dec 13, 2017, 16:06 PM IST

14% candidates in Gujarat face criminal charges: ADR

As many as 253 candidates in the fray in Gujarat Assembly polls have declared criminal cases against them.

Dec 12, 2017, 00:49 AM IST

BJP richest national party with Rs 893.88 crore, Mayawati's BSP second; DMK wealthiest regional party: ADR

The two main political parties of Tamil Nadu, the DMK and the AIADMK have the highest income amongst all regional parties.

Oct 28, 2017, 20:33 PM IST

Why not acted against BJP, Congress: Delhi High Court on foreign funding

Justice AK Chawla gave six weeks time to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to file compliance report on its 2014 judgement.

Jul 20, 2017, 17:26 PM IST

National parties collected Rs 287.89 cr during 2016 assembly polls: Survey

National political parties had collected Rs 287.89 crore during the five Assembly elections in 2016 but the expenditure incurred was only Rs 188.12 crore, according to a analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

Jul 07, 2017, 00:39 AM IST

Winning candidates see lower vote share in Punjab, Goa polls

Winners saw their average vote share decline by as much as 8 per cent in the recently concluded assembly polls in Goa and Punjab, compared to the 2012 elections, says a report.

Apr 07, 2017, 16:58 PM IST