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43% of newly elected Lok Sabha members have criminal cases against them

Updated : May 29, 2019 03:26 PM IST

The study that analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 539 out of 542 winners in the Lok Sabha 2019 elections also revealed that 159 members that account for a total of 29 percent of the lower house’s strength have declared “serious” criminal cases against themselves.
88 percent of the winners, a total of 475, are crorepatis.
Nakul Nath of Congress is the richest member with assets worth over Rs 660 crore.
43% of newly elected Lok Sabha members have criminal cases against them
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