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As many as 51 MPs and MLAs have declared cases of crime against women

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A study said on Wednesday that as many as 51 MPs and MLAs have declared cases of crime against women, including of alleged rape and abduction. A study by Association for Democratic Reforms said that of the 51, 48 are Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and three are Members of Parliament (MPs).

It further stated that among various recognised parties, the BJP has the highest number of MPs and MLAs (14), followed by the Shiv Sena (7) and the All India Trinamool Congress (6) who have declared cases related to crime against women.

ADR and National Election Watch have analysed 4,852 out of 4,896 election affidavits of current MPs and MLAs. This includes 774 out of 776 affidavits of MPs and 4,078 out of 4,120 MLAs from all the states of India.

Out of the analysed 1,581 (33%) MPs and MLAs with declared criminal cases, 51 have declared cases related to crimes against women, it said. 51, 48 are Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and three are Members of Parliament (MPs).

Various recognised parties have given tickets to 294 candidates with cases related to crime against women for state assembly elections. In the last five years, 19 independent candidates with declared cases related to crime against women contested in the LS and RS elections.

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