Association for Democratic Reforms
14 Feb 2020
Myths and lies surrounding Arvind Kejriwal's recent win
There are two pertinent problems with "young India" - they don't read and hence, have no patience for nuanced arguments; they are intolerant and hence, eager to put you in boxes.
01 May 2019
Poonam Sinha is richer than husband Shatrughan, their assets reveal
On Monday, Congress' Shatrughan Sinha, who is contesting from Bihar's Patna Sahib, declared his assets worth Rs. 112.22 crore. But he is still poorer as compared to his wife Poonam, who is Samajwadi Party's candidate from Lucknow.
08 Apr 2019
Elections 2019: 10 candidates of Odisha's poverty-stricken areas are crorepatis
Voters in four Lok Sabha constituencies, namely Koraput, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, and Berhampur, of Odisha will cast their votes on April 11. Barring Berhampur, the other three constituencies are infamous for poverty.
23 Jan 2019
National-parties received over 50% funds from 'unknown' sources in 2017-18
More than 50% of the funds national parties received during the financial year 2017-18 came from "unknown" sources that included donations through electoral bonds and voluntary contributions, according to election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
18 Dec 2018
Report: BJP declares Rs. 1,027cr income; Congress data awaited
According to a report by watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), the ruling BJP's income for the financial year 2017-18 was Rs. 1,027.34cr - down by around Rs. 7cr from FY2016-17.
22 Nov 2018
Richest member in Chandrababu's family is his four-year-old grandson
Nara Devansh, the grandson of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is the richest member of the family, having assets worth Rs. 18.71 crore.
27 Oct 2018
7 MPs, 199 MLAs have not declared PAN details: Report
Seven sitting parliamentarians and 199 MLAs in the country have not declared their PAN details which are needed in filing nomination papers for elections, a report said yesterday.
18 Sep 2018
Dropouts, illiterate Gujarat MLAs earn more than legislators who're graduates!
Gujarat MLAs who are either illiterate or have a school-level education are earning more than legislators who are graduates or possess higher degrees, says an NGO's report published yesterday.
18 Sep 2018
MLAs declare average income of Rs. 24.59 lakh/year
As per the latest report of the Association for Democratic Reforms and the National Election Watch, sitting MLAs across India have an average income of Rs. 24.59 lakh/year.
19 Apr 2018
BJP has highest MPs, MLAs who committed 'crimes against women'
At least 48 MPs and MLAs have declared cases related to crime against women, with BJP having the highest number of such politicians at 12, said the report released by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
11 Apr 2018
Report: BJP's income jumps 81% and Congress's dips 14%
An Association for Democratic Reforms report revealed that BJP's income has increased by 81% to Rs. 1,034.27cr in the last year even as the states it rules continue to grow.
22 Mar 2018
Report: 87% of Rajya Sabha candidates are crorepatis
An Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) survey has revealed that a whopping 55 candidates (87%) of the analyzed 63 candidates contesting the Rajya Sabha elections are crorepatis.
13 Mar 2018
Report: A whopping 3,816 criminal cases against 1,765 MPs, MLAs
In a shocking reminder of the extent of criminalization in Indian politics, a whopping 3,816 criminal cases were registered against 1,765 MPs and MLAs across the country, of which 3,045 are still pending for hearing.
13 Feb 2018
ADR report: 11 CMs face criminal cases; Chandrababu Naidu richest
As per a new Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report, about 35% CMs have criminal cases against them and a whopping 81% are crorepatis.
12 Feb 2018
Tripura polls: BJP has maximum richest, criminal candidates, CPI(M) lowest
Twenty-two election candidates out of 297 in Tripura have criminal cases against them, and 35 are crorepatis, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said.
02 Nov 2017
Himachal Elections: 158 crorepati candidates, 61 with criminal cases
Of the 338 candidates in the fray for the Himachal polls 2017, 158 are crorepatis and 61 have criminal cases against them.
29 Oct 2017
DMK richest regional party with Rs. 78cr, AIADMK comes second
The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) analyzed the income and expenditure of 32 regional parties for the financial year 2015-16.
17 Oct 2017
BJP wealthiest party with Rs. 894cr, Congress has Rs. 759cr
As per an Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report, BJP is the richest among all national parties as it has declared assets worth Rs. 894cr for 2015-16; Congress is a close second with Rs. 759cr.
18 Aug 2017
Report: BJP secured 74% of corporate funding to political parties
The BJP party received a whopping 73.8% of the Rs. 956.8 crore funds corporate houses donated to five national parties over four years, according to a report by the Delhi-based non-profit Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
18 Jul 2017
Bal Gangadhar Tilak's great grandson booked for rape, unnatural sex
Congress leader Rohit Tilak, great grandson of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, has been booked for allegedly raping a woman and forcing her into "unnatural sex".
15 Jul 2017
Electing President: 33% of the electoral college has criminal cases
An analysis of the electoral college by the Association for Democratic Reforms revealed that amongst those who will be electing our President 33% have criminal cases against them.
12 Mar 2017
UP: 1 in 4 MLAs facing criminal charges
Data has revealed that one out of every four MLAs voted to power in UP are facing serious criminal charges. Data showed that of the 403 MLAs voted to power, 103 face criminal cases against them.
05 Mar 2017
UP Polls: BSP's Ayodhya candidate booked for rape
The BSP's Ayodhya candidate, Bazmi Siddiqui has been booked by police along with 6 of his aides for raping a woman in Faizabad city.
27 Feb 2017
UP Polls: Mukhtar Ansari's parole cancelled
The Delhi High court cancelled MLA Mukhtar Ansari's parole, granted to him by a trial court, allowing him to campaign for the elections.
20 Feb 2017
PM invoking communalism, EC should examine remarks: Congress
Congress has asked the Election Commission to look into PM Narendra Modi's 'communal' remarks, saying such comments bring 'disrepute' to his post.
09 Feb 2017
Candidate gets brother killed for sympathy votes in UP election
Police have arrested Manoj Gautam, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate from Khurja, Bulandshahr district, UP, for allegedly killing his brother Vinod "for electoral gains."
06 Feb 2017
Hitmen, guns/liquor smugglers in demand before UP elections
Steps have been taken to keep politics clean in polls-bound Uttar Pradesh (UP).
16 Sep 2016
Should convicted politicians be banned : SC asks government, EC
The Supreme Court has officially sought the viewpoints of the Modi government and the Election Commission regarding the lifetime ban on "convicted politicians after a quick trial which should end in a year."