Association for Democratic Reforms

National parties collected Rs 15,077 crore from unknown sources between 2004-05 and 2020-21: ADR

During 2020-21, Congress declared Rs 178.782 crore as income from unknown sources which is 41.89 per cent of the total income of national parties from unknown sources (Rs 426.742 crore).

published on : 26th August 2022

'72 per cent of Bihar ministers, including Nitish and Tejashwi, face criminal cases': ADR report

According to the report, 23 ministers (72 per cent) have declared criminal cases against themselves and 17 ministers (53 per cent) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

published on : 17th August 2022

'15 of 20 ministers in Maharashtra face criminal cases': ADR report

Maharashtra now has 20 ministers, including the chief minister, after the council of ministers was expanded on August 9 with the induction of 18 members.

published on : 11th August 2022

91 per cent of donations received by regional political parties in 2020-21 went to five entities: ADR

A report prepared by the ADR focuses on the donations declared by the regional parties during the financial year 2020-21 to the Election Commission of India (ECI).

published on : 30th July 2022

Parties gave no reason for selecting 212 poll candidates with criminal background: ADR

The poll rights body said it is noticed that in most cases, instead of giving cogent answers to the question, a justification is put forward as to why the candidate in question was selected.

published on : 20th July 2022

31 per cent of sitting Rajya Sabha MPs have criminal cases: Report

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch have analyzed the criminal, financial and other background details of 226 out of 233 sitting MPs.

published on : 28th June 2022

40 per cent of newly elected Rajya Sabha MPs have criminal cases: Report

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch said the report was based on the analysis of self-sworn affidavits of all 57 MPs who were elected to Rajya Sabha this month.

published on : 16th June 2022

Five regional parties declared donations of Rs 250.60 crore through electoral bonds in 2020-21: ADR

The total income of 31 regional parties for the 2020-21 financial year was Rs 529.416 crore, and their total declared expenditure was Rs 414.028 crore.

published on : 27th May 2022

13 per cent Zilla Parishad members in Odisha are crorepatis

Around 11 pc - have declared criminal cases pending against themselves. Of them, 65 are facing serious criminal charges including cases related to attempt to murder and crimes against women.

published on : 18th May 2022

SC to hear PIL challenging electoral bond scheme for political parties

The court took note of the submissions of lawyer Prashant Bhushan, appearing for PIL petitioner NGO, 'Association for Democratic Reforms', that the issue was 'critical' and needed an urgent hearing.

published on : 5th April 2022

39 out of 59 newly-elected MLAs in Meghalaya are 'crorepatis': Report

According to the Meghalaya Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms, the Congress that emerged as the largest party with 21 seats has 15 or highest number of rich MLAs.

published on : 4th March 2018

Gujarat polls: 21 per cent of phase 2 candidates of Congress, 15 per cent of BJP face criminal cases

The Gujarat Election Watch and the ADR analysed the affidavits of 822 out of 851 candidates, who are contesting in the second phase of the assembly election starting from December 14.

published on : 7th December 2017