ASSOCIATION FOR DEMOCRATIC REFORMS

  • States with highest percentage of crorepati candidates have none with criminal records May 8, 2014

    Now that Association of Democratic Reforms' tabulated analysed affidavits for all 543 constituencies, let's see where the rich candidates live. On measure is to look at the number of crorepati candidates.Uttar Pradesh, with over 400 crorepati candidates, tops the list. However, it also tops the list of number of candidates...
  • 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...
  • 16 per cent candidates in UP have criminal background: Study April 9, 2014

    As many as 16% candidates in poll fray in the second phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh have a criminal background, according to a study. Of the 147 candidates in the fray, 24 have criminal cases against them of which 18 (12%) face serious criminal charges like murder, attempt to murder...
  • LS polls: Android app launched to report model code violations March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: During elections it has been witnessed that candidates use illegal means to lure voters. But the Association for Democratic Reforms and the National Election Watch has now launched an Android app, which could help keep a check on that ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. With the 'election...
  • IOTY: Association for Democratic Reforms and Lily Thomas win Public Service award December 20, 2013

    The Association for Democratic Reforms and Lily Thomas took up the task of tackling what had become a serious blot on our democratic system. It was on the basis of a writ petition filed by them that the apex court ruled that lawmakers have to quit if they are convicted...
  • Facebook to provide free mobile info on election candidates November 15, 2013

    Voters can now get to know about the background of candidates contesting Assembly and Lok Sabha elections on their mobile phones as Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Facebook have joined hands to provide the information on candidates for free. Voters will be able to access election candidates' criminal, financial, educational,...
  • Chhattisgarh polls: 10 pc candidates with declared criminal cases November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Ten per cent of the candidates analysed by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) are facing declared criminal cases in Chhattisgarh. Out of them, 6 candidates are facing serious criminal charges. The ADR has analysed 143 candidates in the fray. Of them, 15 (10 per cent) have declared...
  • 30 MPs, 127 legislators violated electoral law, claims NGO October 21, 2013

    As many as 30 MPs and 127 legislators have declared cases regarding electoral offences in their election affidavits, an election watchdog said on Monday. According to a release from NGO Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW), the information has been analysed from the selfsworn affidavits of candidates...
  • CPM says it has no hidden income September 15, 2013

    The CPI-M on Sunday said it had nothing to hide about its income and related details after a published report claimed that a major share of its income was from "unknown" sources. The Communist Party of India-Marxist described as "confusing" the reports based on a statement of the Association for Democratic...
  • Congress, BJP refuse to name donors in RTI reply September 25, 2012

    New Delhi: This should not raise any eyebrows as it was expected. Five of the six national parties have refused to divulge details of those who fund them. In fact, they claim that they are beyond the purview of the Right to Information Act (RTI). In response to an RTI query,...