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153 New Members Of India’s Parliament have pending criminal cases against them.

In India, Indian Elections 2009, Legal on May 19, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Via The Association for Democratic Reforms in India (ADR) come these scary stats from India’s 2009 election results:

153 MPs with criminal charges and 74 with serious criminal charges. Charges include murder, attempted murder, rape, kidnapping, and theft.

The losing party BJP has 43 winning MPs have criminal cases against them of which 19 MPs have serious criminal cases against them.

The winning Congress party follows closely with  41 winning MPs with criminal cases of which 12 MPs have serious charges against them.

Kameshwar Baitha, MP (JMM Party) from the state of Jharkhand leads the pack with a whopping 35 pending criminal cases against him.

Only 390 of the 533 MPs have college degrees.

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