The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has revealed that out of 1580 MPs, MLAs with declared criminal cases, 48 are facing charges related to crimes against women, including rape charges.
ADR is a non-partisan, non-governmental organisation that works in the area of electoral and political reforms. Founded in 1999, ADR has 1,200 volunteers and some of the key persons associated with the body include Prof Jagdeep Chhokar, Prof Trilochan Sastry, and Ajit Ranade.
According to ADR report, of 48, 45 MLAs and three MPs have cases of crimes against women.
Among various recognised parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has the highest number of MPs, MLAs (12) with cases of crime against women followed by Shiv Sena (7) and All India Trinamool Congress (6).