Nearly 43% of India’s Newly Elected Politicians Facing Serious Criminal Charges

More than a quarter of MP's face charges related to rape, murder or attempted murder, according to a report by the civic group Association of Democratic Reforms.

Nearly 43% of India’s Newly Elected Politicians Facing Serious Criminal Charges

NEW DELHI – India’s recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality on the world’s largest democracy. Nearly 43% of the new members of the lower house of Parliament that convenes Monday for the first time since […]