Bihar polls: RJD has maximum number of tainted legislators
Patna, Sep 16 (IANS) With elections round the corner in Bihar, a report by Association of Democratic Reforms revealed that the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has the maximum number of tainted leaders followed by Congress while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has the least.
The report revealed that 41 per cent of RJD leaders face criminal charges while the Congress has 40 per cent such leaders and the Janata Dal United (JDU) and the BJP has 37 and 35 per cent leaders with criminal charges.
The findings of the report are based on the affidavits filed by the candidates during 2015 Assembly elections.
The report said that 11 MLAs are facing murder charges while 30 face attempt to murder charges, five are booked under relevant sections of cruelty against women and one MLA is facing rape charges.
According to the report, 67 per cent of 240 MLAs are millionaires. JDU MLA from Khagaria Poonam Devi is the wealthiest legislator in Bihar assembly with Rs 41 crore of total assets while Congress MLA from Bhagalpur Ajit Sharma has assets worth Rs 40 crore and JDU MLA from Raniganj Achmit Rishidev has assests of worth Rs 9.6 lakh.
The report also revealed that out of 240 MLAs, 134 are above graduate while 96 are undergraduate and nine MLAs are just literate.