New Delhi, July 30: There are 1,024 MPs and MLAs in the country who have declared serious criminal charges against them. Among these 64 have declared charges relating to kidnapping against themselves says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms which has analysed the affidavits of 4,856 MPs and MLAs.
Out of 64 MPs/MLAs with declared charges related to kidnapping, 17 belong to political parties (National, Regional and Unrecognised parties) while 4 MPs/ MLAs are independents. It is to be noted that among the top, 16 are from BJP and 6 each from INC and RJD.
Out of MLAs with declared charges related to kidnapping, the highest number of MLAs i.e. 9 each are from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
5 Lok Sabha and 3 Rajya Sabha MPs who have declared charges related to Kidnapping against themselves.