New Delhi, June 28 (KMS): About 31 per cent of sitting Rajya Sabha MPs have declared criminal cases against them while the average assets of the Upper House members are Rs 79.54 crore, says a report released by ADR-National Election Watch.
Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch have analyzed the criminal, financial and other background details of 226 out of 233 sitting MPs.
In the current Rajya Sabha, one seat is vacant. Two MPs have not been analysed as their affidavits were unavailable and four seats of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir are undefined, the report said.
Of 226 Rajya Sabha members, 71 (31 per cent) have declared criminal cases against themselves and 37 (16 per cent) have declared serious criminal cases.
According to the report, two Rajya Sabha MPs have declared cases related to murder (IPC Section 302) and four MPs have declared cases related to attempt to murder (IPC Section 307).
Four Rajya Sabha MPs have declared cases related to crimes against women and out of these four MPs, one has declared case related to rape (IPC Section 376), the report said.
Of the 226 sitting Rajya Sabha MPs, 197 (87 per cent) are crorepatis’ and the average assets per Rajya Sabha MP are Rs 79.54 crore, the report said.