Politicians, crime, success, money from ADRIndia




The Association for Democratic Reforms, India keeps coming up with all kinds of fascinating data on politicians, which every aware citizen (or wanting to be aware citizen) should keep an eye on. Here’s a fascinating little table they have published in their report on Ten Years of Elections, Crime and Money, which I have converted into a sortable table here.

PARTY Candidates Analyzed MPs/MLAs Analyzed Candidates with Criminal Charges % Candidates with Criminal Charges Candidates with Serious Charges % Candidates with Serious Criminal Charges MPs/MLAs with Criminal Charges MPs/MLAs with Serious Criminal Charges % MPs/MLAs with Criminal Charges % MPs/MLAs with Serious criminal charges Avg Assets of Candidates Avg. Assets of MPs/MLAs Avg. Assets of MPs/MLAs with Criminal Charges Avg. Assets of MPs/MLAs with Serious Criminal Charges
INC 6322 2451 1407 22% 605 10% 527 205 22% 8% Rs. 4.32 Crores Rs. 5.81 Crores Rs. 7.98 Crores Rs. 6.75 Crores
BJP 5605 1689 1357 24% 559 10% 520 221 31% 13% Rs. 1.79 Crores Rs. 2.88 Crores Rs. 3.40 Crores Rs. 3.87 Crores
BSP 4739 430 900 19% 470 10% 149 76 35% 18% Rs. 1.25 Crores Rs. 2.73 Crores Rs. 2.56 Crores Rs. 2.78 Crores
SP 2096 418 579 28% 293 14% 180 92 43% 22% Rs. 1.52 Crores Rs. 4.16 Crores Rs. 4.12 Crores Rs. 5.45 Crores
CPM 1163 520 320 28% 135 12% 111 46 21% 9% Rs. 27.31 lakhs Rs. 21.21Lakhs Rs. 20.91 Lakhs Rs. 2.31 Crores
NCP 1103 225 214 19% 93 8% 67 24 30% 11% Rs. 1.56 Crores Rs. 3.56 Crores Rs. 3.31 Crores Rs. 4.14 Crores
JD(U) 1005 272 281 28% 150 15% 120 75 44% 28% Rs. 1.33 Crores Rs. 3.61 Crores Rs. 85.49 lakhs Rs. 91.98 lakhs
AITC 904 256 206 23% 125 14% 83 60 32% 23% Rs. 1.36 Crores Rs. 1.31 Crores Rs. 79.70 Lakhs Rs.98.81 Lakhs
JD(S) 656 81 138 21% 66 10% 26 10 32% 12% Rs. 4.72 Crores Rs. 7.72 Crores Rs. 3.66 Crores Rs. 6.16 Crores
RJD 618 125 236 38% 132 21% 58 33 46% 26% Rs. 57.28 lakhs Rs. 70.17 lakhs Rs. 76.03 Lakhs Rs. 89.86 Lakhs
CPI 608 91 129 21% 45 7% 32 11 35% 12% Rs. 28.15 lakhs Rs. 29.00 Lakhs Rs. 21.99 Lakhs Rs. 35.87 Lakhs
SS 611 137 274 45% 126 21% 103 42 75% 31% Rs. 1.20 Crores Rs. 2.33 Crores Rs. 2.68 Crores Rs. 3.55 Crores
AIADMK 426 234 96 23% 49 12% 65 36 28% 15% Rs. 2.03 Crores Rs. 2.89 Crores Rs. 5.39 Crores Rs. 4.79 Crores
RLD 393 29 65 17% 34 9% 8 6 28% 21% Rs. 1.19 Crores Rs. 3.79 Crores Rs. 6.94 Crores Rs. 7.90 Crores
DMK 315 167 88 28% 37 12% 57 22 34% 13% Rs. 3.01 Crores Rs. 2.94 Crores Rs. 2.90 Crores Rs. 4.89 Crores
TDP 312 127 90 29% 32 10% 46 18 36% 14% Rs. 5.61 Crores Rs. 8.72 Crores Rs. 6.33 Crores Rs. 2.76 Crores
BJD 233 197 61 26% 40 17% 50 30 25% 15% Rs. 1.01 Crores Rs. 1.10 Crores Rs. 62.51 lakhs Rs. 53.71 lakh
SAD 209 117 52 25% 16 8% 25 8 21% 7% Rs. 6.02 Crores Rs. 6.27 Crores Rs. 8.73 Crores Rs. 17.34 Crores
AGP 180 39 19 11% 7 4% 2 1 5% 3% Rs. 62.52 lakhs Rs. 77.21 lakhs Rs. 54.05 lakhs Rs. 23.22 lakhs
IND 19819 345 2169 11% 1057 5% 111 59 32% 17% Rs. 54.62 lakhs Rs. 7.23 Crores Rs. 11.74 Crores Rs. 15.12 Crores
Total 62847 8790 11063 18% 5253 8% 2575 1187 29% 14% Rs. 1.37 Crores Rs. 3.83 Crores Rs. 4.30 Crores Rs. 4.38 Crores

To normalize for varying sample sizes, if we look at the percentages of studied politicians alone, we see which parties have the largest numbers of corrupt people in official positions:

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Worse, it is easy to see the corelation between parties with greater average assets of politicians as well as assets of politicians with criminal cases.

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I am studying these three charts and will be updating this post with my observations in a couple of hours. What are the insights you get from these?

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