1,765 MPs, MLAs facing criminal trial 

1,765 MPs, MLAs facing criminal trial 
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that corruption and criminalisation of politics is hitting at the roots of democracy and hence Parliament should take urgent steps to curb this menace

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that corruption and criminalisation of politics is hitting at the roots of democracy and hence Parliament should take urgent steps to curb this menace.

The total strength of lawmakers in Parliament and Assemblies is 4,896 of which 1,765 or 36 per cent are facing criminal trial. The total number of cases registered against them is 3,045. The lawmakers with the highest number of cases has been reported from Uttar Pradesh.

Second on the list is Tamil Nadu followed by Bihar, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Data provided by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that 1,581 cases were pending against the lawmakers after the 2014 elections.

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