Barely an hour after Anup Sai’s arrest, the ruling BJD expelled him from the party and stripped him of the post of chairman of a government owned corporation. But the action came too late
Akash Vijayvargiya, 34, a first-time MLA and son of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, was arrested last Wednesday after being caught on TV cameras assaulting a civic official with a cricket bat. He is out on bail.
Of the 539 winning candidates analysed by the ADR, as many as 233 MPs or 43 per cent have criminal charges.
According to the data, 63 out of the 115 Lok Sabha constituencies have been put in the "red alert" category, where three or more contesting candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
In five years, "crorepati" MLAs have increased by 15 per cent in Mizoram, where the per capita income is Rs 95,317, the survey released on Wednesday night showed.
A 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that citizens have a right to be informed about the antecedents of their candidates.
The affidavit said that a total of 1,233 criminal cases were transferred to the Special Courts. Of these, 136 have been disposed of and remaining 1,097 were pending.
The top court by its December 2017 order had directed the Centre to set up special courts for trying criminal cases against lawmakers so that trial in these cases could conclude in a year.
Anshu Prakash was allegedly attacked during a meeting at the chief minister's residence on February 19. The police had said Kejriwal was present at the time of the incident.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said there was a "crisis of credibility" for politicians in the country.
Prasad had already been convicted in three fodder cases while Mishra was convicted in two fodder cases.
Prasad's detractors, he added, have always been scared of his immense popularity.
Yogi Adityanath has ordered to withdraw a 22-year-old case against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Minister of State Shiv Pratap Shukla and 11 others. All 13 were booked for violating prohibitory orders in 1995 in Gorakhpur.
It also showed that 78 of the 137 nominees are facing serious criminal cases.
Registration of associations and bodies as political parties with the Election Commission are dealt under this section.
"His (Loya's) family feels very strongly that there was some foul play in his death.," he said.
The bench directed the Centre to place before it the scheme for setting up of such special courts and also indicate the amount of funds that could be earmarked for the purpose.
The way (minister) Piyush Goyal defended him, it gives the impression that there's something wrong," he said.
Artists welcome tourists as they arrive to board Cordelia cruise ship on their way from Mumbai to Lakshadweep, during a Kerala Tourism event, in Kochi.PTI Photo
A medic prepares to administer a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary in Srinagar.PTI Photo/S. Irfan
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hands over a smart health card under the 'Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana' (BSKY) scheme to a beneficiary, in Balangir district.PTI Photo
Assam Chief Minister and NEDA convener Himanta Biswa Sarma during BJP State executive meeting, at Amingaon in Kamrup district.PTI Photo
Swami Adya Tiwari, prime accused in Mahant Narendra Giri death case, being produced in the District Court, in Prayagraj.PTI Photo
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