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Delhi Polls: 23 out of 67 AAP MLAs have criminal record, says report

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi lead by Arvind Kejriwal created history in Delhi Assembly elections by winning 67 of 70 seats.But 23 out of 67 party MLAs have criminal record. It is based on the

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: February 12, 2015 8:45 IST
delhi polls 23 out of 67 aap mlas have criminal record says
delhi polls 23 out of 67 aap mlas have criminal record says report

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi lead by Arvind Kejriwal created history in Delhi Assembly elections by winning 67 of 70 seats.

But 23 out of 67 party MLAs have criminal record. It is based on the self-sworn affidavits of all newly elected MLAs in the Assembly Elections. This was revealed by Delhi Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

On the other hand, one out of the three BJP MLAs elected to the assembly have declared criminal cases.

Votes Margin

Margin of victory for each winner in the Delhi Assembly elections, 2015 is calculated by dividing the difference between the votes polled for the winner and votes polled for the runners up by the total number of valid votes polled in the constituency.

Average Vote Share of MLAs: The average vote share of all newly elected MLAs is 55%.

MLAs with a vote share of 50% or more: 55 (79%) out of 70 MLAs won with a vote share of 50% or more.

MLA with the highest vote share: Prakash of AAP won with the highest vote share of 71% from Deoli constituency.

Total number of votes polled for NOTA: The total number of votes polled for NOTA were 35924 votes i.e. 0.40%.

Criminal Cases

MLAs with Criminal Cases: Out of the 70 MLAs, 24 (34%) have declared criminal cases against themselves. 23 (34%) AAP MLAs out of 67 MLAs have declared criminal cases while 1 (33%) out of 3 BJP MLAs has declared criminal cases. Out of 70 MLAs in the Delhi Assembly elections in 2013, 25 (36%) MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves and in the

Education

MLAs with Education Qualification of 12th pass or below: 24 (34%) MLAs have declared that they have an education qualification of 12th pass or below. In 2013, 33 (47%) MLAs out of 70 MLAs and in 2008 29 (43%) out of 68 MLAs analysed had declared that they had an educational qualification of 12th pass or below.

MLAs with Education Qualification of Graduate or above: 43 (61%) MLAs have declared that they have an education qualification of Graduate or above. In 2013, 36 (51%) MLAs out of 70 MLAs and in 2008 37 (54%) out of 68 MLAs analysed had declared that they had an educational qualification of Graduate or above.

Financial Background

Out of the 70 newly elected MLAs, 44 (63%) are crorepatis. Out of the 70 MLAs in Delhi 2013 assembly elections, 51 (73%) MLAs were crorepatis and in the 2008 Delhi Assembly elections, 47 (69%) out of 68 MLAs analysed were crorepatis.

High Asset MLAs: Out of the 70 newly elected MLAs, 11 (16%) MLAs have total assets worth more than Rs. 10 crores.

High Asset Candidates who lost the elections: 186 candidates who had declared their total assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore lost the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections. Out of these candidates who lost, 51 candidates had assets worth more than Rs. 10 crores, 13 had more than Rs. 20 crores, 7 had more than Rs. 30 crores and 1 candidate, Manjinder Singh Sirsa of SAD from Rajouri Garden Constituency had total assets worth Rs. 239 crores.

Average Assets: The average assets per MLA for Delhi 2015 assembly elections are Rs. 6.29 crores. In 2013 the average assets per MLAs were Rs. 10.83 crores and in 2008 the average assets per 68 MLAs analyzed were Rs. 2.81 crores

2008 Delhi Assembly Elections

29 (43%) out of 68 MLAs analysed had declared criminal cases.

There were no MLAs who declared heinous criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, crimes against women etc which is a welcome change and is unusual as compared to the rest of the country.