Why in news?

  • 61% of newly elected MLAs declared criminal cases as opposed to 34% in 2015
  • The seventh Delhi Assembly have almost double the number of MLAs who have declared criminal cases against them compared to the sixth Assembly that was elected in 2015
  • According to an analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), 43 out of the 70 newly elected MLAs, or 61%, have declared criminal cases.

Surge in assets

74% of the newly elected MLAs declared assets of over ₹1 crore, an increase from 63% in 2015. This time, 73% of AAP MLAs and 88% of BJP MLAs declared assets of over ₹1 crore.

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