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Of the 521 Lok Sabha members, 106 charged with serious offences: ADR Report

By the end of this Lok Sabha term, the number of MPs charged with serious criminal offences has increased in 15 states, five of which have BJP governments and two have Congress governments

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Neha Abraham | IndiaSpend Mumbai
At the end of the term of the current (16th) Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continues to have the highest number of parliamentarians charged with criminal offences.
Across parties, of the 521 Lok Sabha members of parliament (MPs), 106 (20%) are charged with serious offences such as murder, inciting communal disharmony, kidnapping and crimes against women.
As many as 55% of these are from the BJP (92), compared with 2% from the Congress (7), 3% from the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) (6), 17% from the Shiv Sena (15) and 7% from

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First Published: Mar 30 2019 | 10:15 AM IST

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