If they could have criminal MLAs, why can’t we?

Three days before the Karnataka results were declared, the BJP had accused the UPA of criminalising governance. And the party loses no opportunity to dredge up Shibhu Soren, Mohammed Taslimuddin and Lalu Prasad Yadav as epitomes of all that’s wrong with our polity.

But there’s such a thing as complaining too much.

Almost one out of every four MLAs of the BJP elected the new Karnataka assembly is tainted by criminal charges, and 60 per cent of all MLAs who face criminal charges belong to the BJP, says The Telegraph, Calcutta, citing Election Commission records.

Infographic: courtesy The Telegraph

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