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Criminalisation of Politics

3-Time Odisha MLA Arrested For Double Murder: Questions Galore For BJD, Odisha Police

Feb 15, 2020 Sandeep Sahu

Barely an hour after Anup Sai’s arrest, the ruling BJD expelled him from the party and stripped him of the post of chairman of a government owned corporation. But the action came too late

'Kachhe Khiladi Hain': BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya On Son Akash Thrashing A Govt Official

Jul 01, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Akash Vijayvargiya, 34, a first-time MLA and son of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, was arrested last Wednesday after being caught on TV cameras assaulting a civic official with a cricket bat. He is out on bail.

43% Newly-elected Lok Sabha MPs Have Criminal Record, Says ADR

Of the 539 winning candidates analysed by the ADR, as many as 233 MPs or 43 per cent have criminal charges.

570 Candidates With Criminal Cases In Fray For 3rd Phase Of Lok Sabha Elections

Apr 19, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

According to the data, 63 out of the 115 Lok Sabha constituencies have been put in the "red alert" category, where three or more contesting candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.

36 Out Of 40 New MLAs In Mizoram Are Crorepatis, 15% Jump From 2013: Report

In five years, "crorepati" MLAs have increased by 15 per cent in Mizoram, where the per capita income is Rs 95,317, the survey released on Wednesday night showed.

25 September, 2018

Parliament Must Ensure Politicians With Criminal Charges Don't Contest Elections: SC

Outlook Web Bureau

A 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that citizens have a right to be informed about the antecedents of their candidates.

12 September, 2018

Supreme Court Seeks Details Of 1,097 Criminal Cases Pending Against MPs And MLAs

Outlook Web Bureau

The affidavit said that a total of 1,233 criminal cases were transferred to the Special Courts. Of these, 136 have been disposed of and remaining 1,097 were pending.

11 September, 2018

1,097 Criminal Cases Pending Against MPs, MLAs Before Special Courts, Centre Tells SC

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The top court by its December 2017 order had directed the Centre to set up special courts for trying criminal cases against lawmakers so that trial in these cases could conclude in a year.

13 August, 2018

Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia Among 13 AAP MLAs Named As Accused In Delhi Chief Secy Assault Case

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Anshu Prakash was allegedly attacked during a meeting at the chief minister's residence on February 19. The police had said Kejriwal was present at the time of the incident.

06 April, 2018

I Know There Is Crisis Of Credibility For Politicians, Says Rajnath Singh

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said there was a "crisis of credibility" for politicians in the country.

16 March, 2018

Fodder Scam: Judgement In Fourth Case Against Lalu Prasad Yadav Tomorrow

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Prasad had already been convicted in three fodder cases while Mishra was convicted in two fodder cases.


24 January, 2018

'CBI Court Order Not Final, Will Appeal In HC', Tejashwi Yadav Accuses Nitish, BJP Of 'Framing' Lalu

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Prasad's detractors, he added, have always been scared of his immense popularity.

27 December, 2017

Yogi Adityanth, Playing Double Role Of Accused And Judge, Orders Scrapping Of Case Against Yogi Adityanath

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Yogi Adityanath has ordered to withdraw a 22-year-old case against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Minister of State Shiv Pratap Shukla and 11 others. All 13 were booked for violating prohibitory orders in 1995 in Gorakhpur.

01 December, 2017

In First Phase Of Gujarat Polls, 137 Candidates Face Criminal Charges

Outlook Web Bureau

It also showed that 78 of the 137 nominees are facing serious criminal cases.

01 December, 2017

SC Seeks Response From Govt, Election Commission On PIL To Ban Convicted Politicians From Heading Parties

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Registration of associations and bodies as political parties with the Election Commission are dealt under this section.

24 November, 2017

Justice A.P. Shah Demands High-Level Probe Into Justice Loya's Death

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"His (Loya's) family feels very strongly that there was some foul play in his death.," he said.

01 November, 2017

SC Asks Centre To Set Up Special Courts For Cases Against MPs, MLAs

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The bench directed the Centre to place before it the scheme for setting up of such special courts and also indicate the amount of funds that could be earmarked for the purpose.


11 October, 2017

'BJP Has Lost Moral High Ground', Yashwant Sinha Fires Fresh Salvo At His Party Over Handling Of Jay Shah Case

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The way (minister) Piyush Goyal defended him, it gives the impression that there's something wrong," he said.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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