Rape, murder, dacoity, theft! New Rajya Sabha members with criminal cases against them

Yahoo News

Here is some interesting information about the criminal cases registered against the 62 newly-elected Rajya Sabha 2020 MPs. Data as per the candidates’ self-sworn affidavits:

Of the 62 newly-elected MPs, 16 have declared criminal cases against themselves.

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Of the 16 who have declared criminal cases, 11 MPs have declared serious cases, including those related to murder, attempt to murder, rape, dacoity and theft.

Udyanraje Bhosale (BJP) from Maharashtra has one charge related to murder (IPC Section-302) and two charges related to attempt to murder (IPC Section-307) against him.

MP Subhash Chandra Singh (BJD) from Odisha has one attempt to murder case against him.

KC Venugopal (Congress) from Rajasthan has one charge related to rape (IPC Section-376) against him.

Digvijaya Singh (Congress) from Madhya Pradesh has one charge related to voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means (IPC Section-326) against him.

Here is the party breakdown of the 16 leaders with criminal cases against them: , BJP -2, Congress - 2, NCP - 2, YSRCP - 2,  AITC -1,  BJD - 1, DMK - 1, RJD - 1, JDU - 1, RPI(A) - 1, Independent - 1.

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