Association For Democratic Reforms

  • 16 per cent candidates in UP have criminal background: Study 09-04-2014 07:48 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: Android app launched to report model code violations 16-03-2014 08:24 AM

    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...
  • Facebook to provide free mobile info on election candidates 15-11-2013 06:41 PM

    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,...
  • Chhattisgarh polls: 10 pc candidates with declared criminal cases 04-11-2013 12:23 PM

    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 21-10-2013 07:24 PM

    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 self-sworn affidavits of...
  • CPM says it has no hidden income 15-09-2013 03:02 PM

    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...