96 out of 175 MLAs facing Criminal Charges in AP: ADR Report

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The Andhra Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has released its analysis of the self-sworn affidavits of 174 out of 175 MLAs, in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Elections in which it was found that over 96 MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves.

According to the statistics released today are as follows. However, the affidavit of the lone MLA from Chodavaram representing YSRCP was not analysed due to the unavailability of his complete and properly scanned affidavit on the ECI website while making the report. ADR report also contained the details of Assets, Liabilities, Financial Backgrounds, Educational background etc.

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Criminal Background

 MLAs with Criminal Cases: Out of 174 MLAs analyzed, 96(55%) MLAs have declared criminal cases against
themselves.

 MLAs with Serious Criminal Cases: 55(32%) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves

 Party wise MLAs with Criminal Cases: Among major parties, 86(57%) out of 150 MLAs analysed from YSRCP, 9(39%)

out of 23 MLAs analysed from TDP, and 1 (100%) MLA from Janasena Party, have declared criminal cases against
themselves in their affidavits.

 Party wise MLAs with Serious Criminal Cases: Among major parties, 50 (33%) out of 150 MLAs analysed from YSRCP, 4 (17%) out of 23 MLAs analysed from TDP, and 1 (100%) MLA from Janasena Party, have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

Details of Serious Criminal Charges

MLAs with declared cases related to crime against women: 6 MLAs have declared cases related to crime against women such as Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty (IPC Section-354), Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman (IPC Section-509) etc. against themselves.

 MLAs with declared cases related to murder: One YSRCP MLA namely Ramakrishna Reddy Pinnelli has declared case related to murder (IPC Section 302).

 MLAs with declared cases related to attempt to murder: 10 MLAs have declared cases related to Attempt to murder (IPC Section-307) against themselves.

 MLAs with declared cases related to kidnapping: 7 MLAs have declared cases related to kidnapping against themselves.

 MLAs with declared convicted cases: 8 MLAs have declared convicted cases against themselves.

Financial Background

The share of wealth amongst the MLAs analysed in the Andhra Pradesh assembly elections is as follows:

 Party wise Crorepati MLAs among major parties, Out of the 174 MLAs, 163 (94%) are crorepatis.

 140(93%)Out of 150 MLAs analysed from YSRCP,

 22 (96%) out of 23 MLAs analysed from TDP and

 1 (100%) MLA from Janasena Party, have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.

Average assets

The average of assets per MLA analysed in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Elections is Rs 27.87 Crores.

 Party wise average assets: Among major parties, the average assets per MLA for 150 YSRCP MLAs is Rs. 22.41 crores and 23 TDP MLAs have average assets of Rs 64.61 crores,

 High asset MLAs: The details of top 3 MLAs with highest declared assets in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Elections are given below:

The details of top 3 MLAs with high income declared in ITR are given below: