As part of National Election Watch, in Andhra Pradesh, we released the list of sitting MLAs and MPs from Andhra Pradesh with criminal charges today.
(National Election Watch, AP is partnered and supported in the state by a very large number of NGOs and citizen groups in almost all districts.)
The data we released today is collected using the RTI act from all the districts. The status of these cases are as onDec 2008/Jan 2009 in most cases.
60 MLAs out of the 294 have pending criminal charges and 10 out of the 60 MPs (loksabha+rajyasabha) have pending criminal cases.
(Open the link and then download the document from Sky Drive)
Press Coverage of the press conference,
Times of India
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