New Delhi: Thirty-seven of the 70 newly-elected MLAs of Delhi have declared serious criminal cases against themselves which include attempt to murder, and at least one related to rape, according to a study.
An analysis of the declarations made by these MLAs reveals that 43 of them face criminal cases, of whom 37 have declared serious charges including those related to rape, attempt to murder and crime against women, as per a study by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a non-government organisation working on electoral reforms.
Thirteen of the 37 MLAs have declared cases related to crimes against women. Of the 13, one has declared cases related to rape.
In the previous assembly, 24 MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves.
The study also finds that 45 AAP MLAs and seven BJP MLAs have declared assets worth more than ₹1 crore each.
Among major parties, the average assets per MLA for 62 AAP legislators is ₹14.96 crores and eight BJP MLAs have average assets worth ₹9.10 crore.
AAP MLA Dharampal Lakra, who has won from Mundka, has assets worth over ₹292 crore and is the richest legislator in the new assembly.
He is followed by RK Puram MLA Pramila Tokas, who has total assets worth over ₹80 crores followed by Patel Nagar MLA Raaj Kumar Anand who has assets worth ₹78 crores.
At ₹76,000, Mangolpuri MLA Rakhi Birla has declared the least amount of asset.
The average assets per MLA in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 is ₹14.29 crore up from ₹6.29 crores in 2015, the ADR report added.
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