Crime and politics have been cozy bedfellows in India for decades, with corruption and criminal activity often going hand in hand with the pursuit of power and influence.
The Association for Democratic Reforms and Karnataka Election Watch have just blown the lid off the sordid state of affairs, revealing the skeletons in the closets of the current crop of legislators in the Karnataka Assembly.
The analysis is based on the affidavits submitted by the candidates before the 2018 Assembly elections and by-elections conducted subsequently.
The Karnataka Lower House is missing two legislators, and it looks like we’ve got a few mystery players lurking in the shadows. Three MLAs are still shrouded in secrecy as their affidavits could not be traced – what secrets could they be hiding?
The Federal sifts through the complex and tangled web of data to present the essence of Karnataka’s current political scene through graphics.
Data courtesy: Association for Democratic Reforms