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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

192 MLAs in 5 new assemblies have criminal cases, 540 are crorepatis

Of the 690 newly elected MLAs to the five state assemblies as many as 192 have criminal cases against them, while 540 of the total are 'crorepatis', says a report.

Mar 20, 2017, 18:33 PM IST

Crorepati count rises in UP assembly; 1/4th MLAs face serious criminal cases

An average of one in four newly elected MLAs in Uttar Pradesh is named in a serious criminal case like murder or rape, while eight out of 10 is a crorepati, a study showed today.

Mar 12, 2017, 22:23 PM IST

Assembly elections: 200 crorepatis candidates, 91 with criminal cases in Uttarakhand

A total of 200 crorepati candidates are in the fray for the Uttarakhand Assembly election -- to be held on February 15 -- while 91 have declared that they have criminal cases against them, says a latest report.

Feb 06, 2017, 20:05 PM IST

Proposed political funding reforms 'inconsequential': ADR

Association for Democratic Reforms keeps a close tab on elections as well as related topics, including on finances of political parties.

Feb 02, 2017, 15:30 PM IST