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48 sitting MPs/MLAs have pending cases of crime against women: ADR report

BJP tops the list of political parties giving tickets to candidates with cases of crime against women with 47 such candidates in past 5 years, BSP comes second with 35 and the Congress third with 24, says the report

2 min read19 Apr 2018

BJP richest Indian party, total income Rs1,034 crore in FY17: ADR

Seven national parties declared a total income of Rs1,559.17 crore in 2016-17, with the BJP having the highestRs1,034.27 crore, says an ADR report

2 min read10 Apr 2018

BJP, Congress fail to submit income details to EC on time for third year

BSP reports highest income for 2016-17 at Rs173.58 crore, CPI(M) second highest at Rs100.25 crore, while NCP comes third with an income of Rs17.23 crore

1 min read7 Feb 2018

Political donations by electoral trusts at all-time high

Electoral trusts donated Rs325.3 crore to political parties in 2016-17, 83% more than the previous high of Rs177.4 crore in 2014-15

1 min read31 Jan 2018

Himachal Pradesh elections: 158 crorepati candidates, 61 with criminal cases

An analysis of affidavits of 338 candidates shows that about half of them, 158, are crorepatis

1 min read1 Nov 2017

Regional parties continue to spend more money than their claimed income: report

Southern regional political parties like DMK, AIADMK and TDP were the richest, with the three accounting for over 60% of the total reported income, says Association for Democratic Reforms report

1 min read28 Oct 2017

22 out of 29 ministers in Nitish Kumar cabinet have criminal record: report

In Bihar’s JD(U)-BJP govt led by Nitish Kumar, out of 22 ministers who had declared criminal cases in election affidavit, the cases against 9 are of a serious natureincluding attempt to murder and use of dangerous weapons

1 min read2 Aug 2017

Five national parties spent 60% of total income in 2015-16: ADR

BSP, NCP, CPM, CPI and AITC have declared a total income of Rs200.76 crore for 2015-2016 but nearly 40% of it remained unspent, the ADR report said

3 min read9 May 2017

UP polls: Every 3rd candidate faces criminal charge; 30% crorepatis

Association for Democratic Reforms says 40% candidates from the BSP, 37% from the SP, 36% from the BJP and 32% from the Congress have declared criminal cases in affidavits

1 min read5 Mar 2017

Move to legalize donations from foreign sources to benefit parties

Proposed amendment to FCRA could put to rest cases being fought by BJP and Congress on such violations

5 min read9 Apr 2016
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