Why is not a surprise. Congress tops list of corrupt candidates: ADR study In the wake of the recent judgment where former Haryana CM and his son were sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) did an analysis on how many current MLAs/MPs were being probed under the Prevention of Corruption Act. ADR has analyzed the self declared affidavits submitted to the Election Commission of India at the time of contesting elections, of 4835 sitting MPs and MLAs across the country. The ADR analysis shows that 31 percent, or 1448, have declared criminal cases against them. A total of 98 candidates with corruption cases under Prevention of Corruption Act have been given tickets by various political parties during elections in last 5 years (including Lok Sabha 2009 and all the state assembly elections since 2008). Of the major political parties who have given tickets to candidates facing cases under Prevention of Corruption Act, the Indian National Congress tops with 24 such candidates. The BSP has given tickets to 9 candidates, AIADMK to 7, SAD to 6, DMK to 5, BJP to 5, INLD and RJD to 4 such candidates. Out of these 98 candidates, 36 candidates won the elections. These include 4 sitting MPs in Lok Sabha 2009, 3 sitting MPs in the current Rajya Sabha and 29 MLAs in various state assemblies. In the Lok Sabha 2009 elections, a total of 15 candidates with cases under Prevention of Corruption cases were given tickets by various political parties. The Congress tops the list here as well, having given tickets to 4 candidates with cases under Prevention of corruption Act. The BSP and BJP fielded 2 candidates and AIADMK, SAD, DMK, RJD, INLD, JDU and SP each fielded one such candidate. Of these 15 candidates who had declared cases under Prevention of Corruption Act, four candidates became MPs. In the current Rajya Sabha, 3 MPs (T M Selvaganapathi of DMK, Faggan Singh Kulaste of BJP and Rashid Masood of INC.) have declared Prevention of Corruption cases against them. Eighty candidates with cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act have been given tickets by various political parties in elections to various state assemblies that have been held in last five years. Out of these 80, 29 won and are currently MLAs in various states.