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BJP, Congress Dominate List Of 450 Violent MLAs, MPs

Manoj K,
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in a group photograph with the Members of 16th Lok Sabha, in New Delhi on March 18, 2015.

 

A police case filed against a Delhi politician from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for violent acts—including assault, trespass and impeding public officials—is a reminder of how common such cases are among elected representatives of India’s people, an IndiaSpend analysis has revealed.

 

As many as 450 of 4,915 Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) and Members of Parliament (MPs) across India have first information reports (FIRs) filed against them under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 353, which the Delhi Police used in registering an FIR this week against AAP MLA Alka Lamba, who ransacked a shop and toppled a billing machine.

 

While 450 MLAs/MPs were booked under section 353, 424—of these 450 or others—have been booked under section 427, 169 under section 186 and 14 under section 451.

 

An analysis of self-sworn affidavits—which candidates submit to Election Commission when contesting elections—show that 9.2% of elected MLAs/MPs are booked under these sections.

 

Cases Registered Against MLAs/MPs
IPC Section No. of MPs & MLAs With Cases Registered
353 450
427 424
186 169
451 14

Source: Contesting Candidate Affidavits to ECI

 

The largest numbers are from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.

 

MLAs/MPs With Cases Registered, Party-wise
Party No. of MPs & MLAs With Cases Under IPC Section 353 No. of MPs & MLAs With Cases Under IPC Section 427 No. of MPs & MLAs With Cases Under IPC Section 186 No. of MPs & MLAs With Cases under IPC Section 451
BJP 134 106 48 8
INC 54 53 27 1
SP 39 33 9 1
AITC 34 42 22
SHS 31 29 6 1
TRS 20 18 8
AIADMK 17 9
JD(U) 16 13 4
AAP 12 4 12 1
TDP 12 16 4
YSR Congress Party 7 10 4
BJD 6 11 2
BSP 6 8
AIMIM 5 6 6
RJD 5 8
JMM 4 4
AIFB 4
NCP 4 14
CPM 6 5
JVM(P) 3
Others 35 31 19
Grand Total 450 424 169 14

Source: Contesting Candidate Affidavits to ECI; Note: MPs and MLAs with cases under disparate IPC Sections are not dis-joint, e.g. An MP/MLA may have one or more cases involving one or more of four IPC Sections

 

2IPC Section 353: Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty—Whoever assaults or uses criminal force against any person being a public servant in the execution of his duty as such public servant, or with intent to prevent or deter that person from discharging his duty as such public servant, or in consequence of anything done or attempted to be done by such person in the lawful discharge of his duty as such public serv­ant, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

 

57 MPs and 393 MLAs have declared cases under IPC 353.

 

Assault/Criminal Force: How The Parties Rank
Party No. of MPs & MLAs With Cases Under IPC Section 353
BJP 134
INC 54
SP 39
AITC 34
SHS 31
TRS 20
AIADMK 17
JD(U) 16
AAP 12
TDP 12
YSR Congress Party 7
BJD 6
BSP 6
AIMIM 5
RJD 5
JMM 4
NCP 4
CPM 6
JVM(P) 3
Others 35
Grand Total 450

Source: Contesting Candidate Affidavits to ECI

 

MPs Charged Under Section 353
House No. of MPs With Cases
Lok Sabha 52
Rajya Sabha 5

Source: Contesting Candidate Affidavits to ECI

 

MLAs Charged Under Section 353
State Assemby No. of MLAs With Cases
Uttar Pradesh 69
Maharashtra 56
Bihar 44
West Bengal 40
Telangana 25
Madhya Pradesh 23
Jharkhand 22
Tamil Nadu 19
Andhra Pradesh 16
Delhi 13
Odisha 13
Rajasthan 12
Karnataka 10
Chhattisgarh 5
Uttarakhand 5
Haryana 4
Tripura 4
Punjab 3
Goa 2
Gujarat 2
Jammu & Kashmir 2
Puducherry 2
Himachal Pradesh 1
Sikkim 1
Grand Total 393

Source: Contesting Candidate Affidavits to ECI

 

3IPC Section 427: Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees—Whoever commits mischief and thereby causes loss or damage to the amount of fifty rupees or upwards, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

 

56 MPs and 368 MLAs have declared cases under IPC 427.

 

Mischief Causing Damage: How The Parties Rank
Party No. of MPs & MLAs With Cases Under IPC Section 427
BJP 106
INC 53
AITC 42
SP 33
SHS 29
TRS 18
TDP 16
NCP 14
JD(U) 13
BJD 11
YSR Congress Party 10
AIADMK 9
BSP 8
RJD 8
AIMIM 6
CPM 5
AAP 4
AIFB 4
JMM 4
Others 31
Grand Total 424

Source: Contesting Candidate Affidavits to ECI

 

MPs Charged Under Section 427
House No. of MPs With Cases
Lok Sabha 53
Rajya Sabha 3

Source: Contesting Candidate Affidavits to ECI

 

MLAs Charged Under Section 427
State Assembly No. of MLAs With Cases
Uttar Pradesh 61
Maharashtra 60
West Bengal 56
Bihar 34
Telangana 25
Jharkhand 21
Andhra Pradesh 20
Odisha 18
Gujarat 14
Madhya Pradesh 12
Tamil Nadu 10
Rajasthan 7
Karnataka 6
Goa 5
Delhi 4
Assam 3
Haryana 3
Tripura 3
Chhattisgarh 1
Himachal Pradesh 1
Jammu & Kashmir 1
Puducherry 1
Punjab 1
Uttarakhand 1
Grand Total 368

Source: Contesting Candidate Affidavits to ECI

 

4. IPC Section 451: House-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment. Whoever commits house-trespass in order to the committing of any offence punishable with imprisonment, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, and shall also be liable to fine; and if the offence intended to be committed is theft, the term of the imprisonment may be extended to seven years.

 

Three MPs and 11 MLAs have declared cases under IPC 451.

 

Trespass: How The Parties Rank
Party No. of MPs & MLAs With Cases Under IPC Section 451
BJP 8
BJD 2
AAP 1
INC 1
SHS 1
SP 1
Grand Total 14

Source: Contesting Candidate Affidavits to ECI

 

MPs Charged Under Section 451
House No. of MPs With Cases
Lok Sabha 1
Rajya Sabha 2

Source: Contesting Candidate Affidavits to ECI

 

MLAs Charged Under Section 451
State Assembly No. of MLAs With Cases
Delhi 1
Goa 2
Haryana 1
Maharashtra 2
Odisha 3
Rajasthan 2
Grand Total 11

Source: Contesting Candidate Affidavits to ECI

 

5. IPC Section 186: Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions—Whoever voluntarily obstructs any public servant in the discharge of his public functions, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.

 

24 MPs and 145 MLAs have declared cases under IPC 186.

 

Impeding Public Servants: How The Parties Rank
Party No. of MPs & MLAs With Cases Under IPC Section 186
BJP 48
INC 27
AITC 22
AAP 12
SP 9
TRS 8
AIMIM 6
SHS 6
JD(U) 4
TDP 4
YSR Congress Party 4
Others 19
Grand Total 169

Source: Contesting Candidate Affidavits to ECI

 

MPs Charged Under Section 186
House No. of MPs With Cases
Lok Sabha 22
Rajya Sabha 2

Source: Contesting Candidate Affidavits to ECI

 

MLAs Charged Under Section 186
State Assembly No. of MLAs With Cases
West Bengal 29
Maharashtra 17
Telangana 14
Delhi 12
Uttar Pradesh 12
Madhya Pradesh 10
Rajasthan 8
Jharkhand 7
Bihar 6
Gujarat 6
Andhra Pradesh 5
Odisha 5
Chhattisgarh 4
Punjab 3
Haryana 2
Himachal Pradesh 2
Karnataka 2
Uttarakhand 1
Grand Total 145

Source: Contesting Candidate Affidavits to ECI

 

 

(Manoj K is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and the founder of the Centre for Governance and Development. He has a special interest in transparency and accountability in governance and has spearheaded several projects on these subjects. He can be contacted at manoj@cgdindia.org.)

 

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  1. Arvind Reply

    September 1, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    to get a meaningful comparison there should be a breakdown by percentage of the total offences as well as of total MLAs and MPs by party.

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