Delhi poll: 91 with criminal background, 186 crorepatis lost

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New Delhi, Feb 11: 24 MLAs with pending criminal cases and 44 crorepatis will be part of the new Delhi government. An analysis of the criminal-financial background conducted by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) gives a picture of the what the new Delhi assembly will look like.

More importantly 91 candidates with a criminal background out of the 673 candidates who contested the elections lost. 186 candidates who had declared their total assets worth more than Rs 1 crore lost the 2015 Delhi elections.

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Key points:

  • 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.
  • MLA with the lowest vote share: Kailash Gahlot of AAP won with the lowest vote share of 35% from Najafgarh constituency.
  • Average Margin of Victory: On an average an MLA won with a margin of victory of 22%. (Total votes polled for winner-Total votes polled for runners up/Total no. of valid votes)
  • MLA with Highest Percentage of Margin of Victory: Sandeep Kumar from Sultanpur constituency of -
  • AAP won with the highest margin of victory i.e. 56% with a margin of 64439 votes.
  • MLA with Highest Margin: Mahinder Yadav of AAP from Vikaspuri showed the highest margin (votes polled for winner - votes polled for runners up) of 77665 votes.
  • MLA with Lowest Percentage of Margin of Victory: Kailash Gahlot from Najafgarh of AAP won with the lowest margin of victory i.e. 1% with a margin of 1555 votes.
  • Total number of votes polled for NOTA: The total number of votes polled for NOTA were 35924 votes i.e. 0.40%.
  • Constituency with highest percentage of votes polled for NOTA: Model Town constituency recorded the highest percentage of votes polled for NOTA, i.e. 0.66%.
  • Constituency with highest number of votes polled for NOTA: Matiala constituency recorded the highest number of votes polled for NOTA i.e. 1102 (0.47% of total votes).

Criminal Background:

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 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.

Candidates with Criminal Cases who lost:

91 out of 673 candidates with criminal cases, including 60 candidates with serious criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, crimes against women etc lost the Delhi Assembly Elections, 2015.

Candidates with criminal cases who lost the elections include 21 INC candidates, 26 BJP candidates, 12 BSP candidates and 1 AAP candidate.

The chances of winning for a candidate with no criminal cases against him/her in the 2015 Delhi Assembly Elections is 8%. This has increased from 7% chances of winning for a candidate with a clean record in 2013 and 6% chances of winning for a candidate with a clean record in 2008.

The chances of winning for a candidate with a criminal record in 2015 Delhi Assembly elections is 21%. In the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections the chances of winning for a candidate with criminal cases was 19% and in the 2008 Delhi assembly elections it was 26%.

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.

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

A total of 10 MLAs have declared liabilities of Rs. 1 crore and above. 2 MLAs have declared total annual income of more than Rs. 1 crore. 5 MLAs have not declared their self income tax details.

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