72% of Bihar mantris face criminal cases: ADR | India News

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As many as 23 of the 33 Bihar ministers, including CM Nitish Kumar and deputy CM Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, have self-declared pending criminal cases against them, said the Association for Democratic Rights (ADR) in its report released on Wednesday. A whopping 72% of the total ministers have criminal cases pending against them.
Overall, RJD has 17 ministers, followed by 11 from JD(U), two from Congress, one from HAM(S) and one minister who is an Independent MLA. While the ADR report is based on the affidavits submitted to the Election Commission, it also said as many as 17 ministers have serious criminal cases. They include 11 of RJD, three of JD(U), one each of Congress and HAM(S) and the Independent MLA. The details regarding Ashok Kumar, who is an MLC, have not been included, as the affidavit was not available.

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