Only 2 MLAs with criminal background in Manipur assembly

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There just two MLAs in the newly elected Manipur assembly who have declared pending cases against them. Out of the 60 MLAs analysed by the Association for Democratic Reforms, only two have criminal cases pending against them. In the 2012 assembly, there was not a single MLA with a pending criminal case.

Manipuri people stand in a queue to cast their votes in Thoubal constituency of Manipur during the last phase of state assembly elections. Image form representation only. Photo credit: PTI

Two (3%) MLAs have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to attempt to murder, criminal intimidation etc. One MLA namely Soibam Subhachandra of BJP from Naoriya Pakhanglakpa constituency has declared one charge related to attempt to murder in his affidavit.

One (4%) out of 28 MLAs from INC and one  (5%) out of 21 MLAs from BJP have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits. 1 (4%) out of 28 MLAs from INC and one (5%) out of 21 MLAs from BJP have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

Financial:

Out of the 60 newly elected MLAs, 32 (53%) are crorepatis. Out of 60 MLAs analysed during Manipur 2012 assembly elections, 16 (27%) MLAs were crorepatis. 18 (64%)out of 28 MLAs from INC,10 (48%) out of 21 MLAs from BJP, 2 (50%) out of 4 MLAs from Naga Peoples Front and 2 (50%) out of 4 MLAs from National Peoples Party have declared assets valued more than Rs 1 crore.

The average of assets per MLA who won in the Manipur 2017 assembly elections is Rs. 2.16 crores, In 2012, the average assets MLAs analyzed was Rs 95.51 lakhs.

The average assets per MLA for 28 INC MLAs analysed is Rs 3.33 crores, 21 BJP MLAs have average assets of Rs 1.25 crore, 4 Naga Peoples Front MLAs have average assets of Rs 1.17 crore and 4 National Peoples Party MLAs have average assets of Rs 1.08 crore

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