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  • Political parties got 90 per cent donations from corporates in 2013-14: ADR 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Corporates and business houses provided 90 per cent donations to national political parties in 2013-14 while BJP was the only party not to furnish details of financial assistance to the Election Commission, advocacy group Association for Democratic Reforms said on Wednesday. In a report, the ADR said total...
  • Alleged black money account holder donated nine times to BJP, thrice to Congress: ADR report October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: On a day when the Central Government filed an affidavit with the Supreme Court disclosing names of three people who have allegedly stashed black money abroad to evade tax, the NGO Association for Democratic Reforms in a major revelation claimed that an accused Timblo Private Limited had donated...
  • 1/3rd MPs have criminal records, 82 per cent are crorepatis: ADR May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the selfsworn affidavits of 541 winners out of 543 winners in the Lok Sabha 2014 Elections. The following winners were not analysed due to unclear/incomplete affidavits uploaded on the ECI website at the time of...
  • LS polls phase 9: 20 pc criminal candidates, 171 crorepatis in the fray May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the selfsworn affidavits of 601 candidates out of 606 candidates who are contesting in the phase 9 of Lok Sabha 2014 elections. The rest of the candidates were not analysed due to unclear/incomplete affidavits uploaded on...
  • Total assets of 8163 Lok Sabha candidates = Rs 40,252 crore. Nandan Nilekani = Rs 7710 crore (19.2%) May 7, 2014

    Infosys cofounder Nandan Nilekani is by far the richest candidate contesting in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.His 7,710 crore assets from 19.2 per cent of the total of Rs 40,252 crore of assets declared by 8163 candidates contesting in these elections, according to the latest data released by the Association...
  • Bihar, Kerala top list of candidates with serious criminal cases May 5, 2014

    Now that most candidates' affidavits have been processed by Association for Democratic Reforms, we revisit our earlier visualisations on criminal cases. Let's start with the percentage of candidates with criminal cases. On the left was our earlier result. On the right is the current result. Most of the large parties, except...
  • LS polls phase 8: 20 pc candidates criminals, 31 pc billionaires May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the selfsworn affidavits of 890 candidates out of 897 candidates who are contesting in the phase 8 of Lok Sabha 2014 elections. The rest of the candidates were not analysed due to unclear/incomplete affidavits uploaded...
  • Lok Sabha polls phase 7: 17 pc criminal candidates, 26 pc crorepatis April 25, 2014

    National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 1,292 candidates out of 1,295 candidates who are contesting in the Phase 7 of Lok Sabha 2014 elections. The rest of the candidates were not analysed due to unclear/incomplete affidavits uploaded on the ECI website...
  • LS polls 6th phase: Two AAP candidates from Tamil Nadu face 762 cases April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 2071 candidates out of 2077 candidates who are contesting in the Phase 6 of Lok Sabha 2014 Elections. The rest of the candidates were not analysed due to unclear/incomplete affidavits uploaded on...
  • MPs Rating: Jaya Prada scores 4.8 on a scale of 10 April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Jaya Prada a two term MP from Rampur, Uttar Pradesh has scored 4.8 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. While Jaya Prada got 4.4 for accessibility and 4.5 for trustworthiness, she scored 4.9 for law...
  • MPs Rating: Azharuddin scores 4.7 on a scale of 10 April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Indian Cricket Captain, Mohammad Azharuddin, a sitting MP from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh has scored 4.7 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. On the parameters of accessibility and trustworthiness, Azharuddin got 3.8 and 4.1 respectively. He has...
  • MPs Rating: Ananth Kumar scores 6.36 on a scale of 10 April 15, 2014

    BJP National General Secretary Ananth Kumar is a 5 time MP from Bangalore South in Karnataka. Kumar scored 6.3 for accessibility and 6.9 for trustworthiness on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. He was rated 6.3 for provision of law...
  • All MNS candidates have criminal records, claims ADR report April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: All Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidates have criminal records. According to an analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), MNS is the only party in which all candidates have criminal records. Raj Thackeray led MNS is contesting in 14 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra and 33 per...
  • Google launches tool to provide info on Lok Sabha candidates April 8, 2014

    Popular search engine Google on Tuesday announced the launch of a new tool that allows voters an easy access to relevant information about Lok Sabha candidates in each constituency. The tool, 'Know Your Candidates', will allow people an easy access to relevant information about political candidates contesting from their constituency and...
  • LS polls phase 3: TMC candidate has 109 criminal cases, AAP candidate 28 April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has analysed self-sworn affidavits of 1391 candidates out of 1419 candidates contesting in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Amongst them, 262 candidates (19%) have criminal records, 147 of them (11%) are facing criminal charges, 397 of the candidates (29%) are...
  • 23 Delhi poll candidates have criminal cases against them April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: At least 23 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi have criminal charges against them, says an Association of Democratic Reforms analysis released Wednesday. Of these 23, thirteen have been charged with serious criminal cases, including kidnapping, criminal intimidation and extortion, among others. Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate for East...
  • One third candidates in Delhi poll fray are crorepatis: Report April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: One-third of the 150 candidates who are in the fray for seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital are crorepatis with Union minister Kapil Sibal being the richest of them with assets worth over Rs 114 crore, a report says. Ramanuj Patel, who is contesting from Samyak Parivartan...
  • Deepender Hooda scores above average on MPs performance card April 1, 2014

    Sitting MP from Rohtak Deepender Singh Hooda has scored above the average in a survey that rated MPs' performance. The survey has been done by CNN-IBN and ADR. Deepender, son of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, scored high on accessibility and trustworthiness. His score was under 8 out of...
  • Kapil Sibal scores above average on MPs performance card March 31, 2014

    Congress leader and Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal has scored above the average rating in a survey that rated MPs' performance. The survey has been done by CNN-IBN and ADR. The two times MP from Chandni Chowk and former HRD minister, Sibal's overall rating is 6.4 out of 10, which...
  • MPs Rating: Jyotiraditya Scindia scores 4.89 on a scale of 10 March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Late Madhavrao Scindia's son, Jyotiraditya Scindia is a three-time sitting MP from Guna in Madhya Pradesh. The Union Minister for Power who is seeking re-election from his constituency has scored 4.89 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates...
  • MPs Rating: Shatrughan Sinha scores 5.13 on a scale of 10 March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha who is a sitting MP from Patna Saheb has scored 5.13 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. The BJP leader who is seeking a re-election from Patna Sahib got 4.5 on 10 on accessibility...
  • MPs Rating: Raj Babbar scores 4.64 on a scale of 10 March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran actor and Congress Leader Raj Babbar is the sitting MP from Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh. The actor-turned-politician who will contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections from Ghaziabad has scored a very low 4.6 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. On a...
  • MPs Rating: K Chandrashekhar Rao scores 7.45 out of 10 March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Telangana Rashtriya Samithi chief K Chandrashekhar Rao is the sitting MP from Mahabubnagar in Andhra Pradesh. The Telangana hero has scored 7.45 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. Rao scored more than 7 on 10 on the parameters of accessibility & trustworthiness....
  • MPs rating: MK Alagiri scores 5.59 out of 10 March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: DMK chief Karunanidhi's son MK Alagiri is the sitting MP from Madurai. He was suspended from the party in January and was not given a Lok Sabha ticket. The leader from Tamil Nadu has scored 5.59 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and...
  • MPs rating: Rahul scores 5.58 out of 10 March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi did not fare well in the survey that rated MPs' performance as he scored 5.58 out of 10. The survey has been done by CNN-IBN and ADR. Rahul Gandhi is the Member of Parliament (MP) from Amethi, Uttar Pradesh since 2004. He contested from...
  • India@9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 18, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • LS polls: 30 per cent Congress-BJP candidates face criminal cases: ADR March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The major parties, Congress and BJP announced some of their candidates for 2014 Lok Sabha elections. So far names of 203 candidates have been announced by the Congress and the BJP. Out of these, Association for Democratic Reforms and National Election Watch have analysed the background details of 188...
  • LS polls: 1/3rd candidates declared till March 2 have criminal records March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: According to an official press release by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), one-third of the candidates announced by all political parties till March 2 have a criminal record. A total of 203 candidates were announced by various political parties as on March 2, 2014. Out of these, 70...
  • Government to have one record for all financial assets of every person February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move to simplify record keeping and ensure greater tax compliance, the government plans to introduce a single data point that will track all financial records, like investments, of an individual. This is among the five steps that Finance Minister P Chidambaram has outlined in interim Budget...
  • CJ launches website to educate voters December 2, 2013

    With the assembly election round the corner, a number of websites and online services have come up to educate voters. Citizen Journalist Ankur Garg talks about one such initiative that let's citizens rate the performance of their representatives. Other services help voters know the background of a candidate, all this...