68% percent of newly elected MLAs in Bihar face criminal charges like murder, attempt to murder, etc.

10% surge when compared with the previous election.

Such politicians and people who elect them make Democracy meaningless !

People say that Bihar no longer has Jungle-raj; whereas, the newly elected MLAs are specimens of Jungle-raj ! It will be no wonder if the future of citizens becomes miserable, since they have elected such politicians !

Patna (Bihar) – In the recently concluded Bihar state assembly election, 68% of the 241 winning candidates have criminal cases against them, an increase of 10% as compared to the previous assembly. Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has published the data in this regard. This data is based on the self-declared affidavits of the 241 out of 243 winning candidates.

Out of 241 candidates, 163 have declared criminal cases against them. In the previous assembly, 142 MLAs faced the criminal charges. This time, 123 of the winning candidates (51%) have declared serious criminal charges against them, including murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping and crime against women.

In 2015, around 40% of the winning candidates had declared such criminal cases against them. About 19 newly elected MLAs are facing charges related to murder, 31 are facing charges of attempt to murder and 8 are facing charges related to crime against women.

Party-wise classification of data shows Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on top with 44 out of 74 MLAs facing the criminal charges.

47 out of 73 newly elected BJP MLAs have declared about the criminal charges; while 10 out of 19 Congress MLAs have declared about the same.

All the 5 winning candidates of AIMIM have declared criminal cases against them.